What may I expect from my principal?
You may expect your principal to act as a good principal. You may then, for example, expect that your principal:
- Ensures that you can carry out your contract in safety (by making sufficient time, funds and resources to enable you to do so);
- Ensures that you do not need to sort out things that your principal has not arranged properly (you are not expected to take over your principal's work);
- Is approachable, actively discusses your work with you and appreciates your efforts to follow healthy and safe work practices.
Does your principal require you to have SCC certification?
When your principal requires you to have SCC certification then you may expect that your principal regards SCC as more than a provision in a contract that can be left to the procurement officers; the principal's safety officers will consult with you on a customized approach to each project.
Does your principal have SCP certification?
When your principal has SCP certification then you may assume that the principal makes an inventory of the risks associated with the work to be contracted out and the environment in which the work is to be carried out, informs you about them and makes every effort to control those risks. The principal is prepared for emergencies and ensures that your employees will be told what to do in an emergency. You may also expect that you will be able to assess the principal's efforts to provide for safe and healthy work conditions and that points for improvement are addressed.