You are enjoying a Monday morning coffee when suddenly you are hit with a rude awakening. It’s your construction site foreman calling—and it doesn’t sound good.
While on duty at your worksite, an employee from a third-party cement finisher tripped over a piece of equipment and is now in the hospital with a broken ankle. ‘Not such a big deal’, you think. But when you find out the contractor is not covered by worker’s compensation in your province and the equipment they tripped over hadn’t been properly stored, the panic sets in. ‘How could we have hired them without verifying their workers' compensation coverage?!’
It’s critical to ensure your third-party vendors are compliant with local laws, covered by insurance and have done their due diligence to train staff on health and safety policies. Here are five questions you should ask your contractors to mitigate risks and avoid accidents:
The nature of the work and the risk associated with your industry may determine the HSE standards to which you hold your contractors. Want a better idea of what your third-party risk profile looks like? Download the whitepaper to learn more.