What may my contractor expect from me?
Your contractor may expect that you act as a good principal: You may then, for example, be expected to:
- Ensure that your contractor can carry out the contract in safety (by making sufficient time, funds and resources to enable you to do so);
- Ensure that your contractor does not need to sort out things that you have not arranged properly (your contractor is not expected to take over your work);
- Be approachable, actively discuss the work with your contractor and appreciate your contractor's efforts to provide safe and healthy work conditions.
Do you require SCC certification?
When you require SCC certification then you may expect that your contractor appreciates that you regard SCC as more than a provision in a contract that can be left to the procurement officers and that your safety officers will consult with the contractor on a customized approach to each project.
Do you have SCP certification?
When you have SCP certification then your contractor may expect that you make 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, inform the contractor about them and make every effort to control those risks. You are prepared for emergencies and ensure that the contractor's employees will be told what to do in an emergency. The contractor may also expect that the contractor will be able to assess your efforts to provide for safe and healthy work conditions and that points for improvement are addressed.