Best Practice

LOCATION: Company-wide ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Competence Assurance COMPANY: Tarmac Northern
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: County Durham
BEST PRACTICE No: BP82 COMPANY TEL: 07836 507203
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Competency of contractors
ARTICLE
Tarmac Northern has introduced a variety of measures aimed at ensuring that all contractors share the company’s health and safety values and commitment.

A thorough selection procedure for new contracting companies includes the gathering of information on employees, their task lists and training certificates, as well as insurance details for the company and PAT testing certificates / records for tools to be used on site.

Depot supervisors and team leaders are all trained on “depot task” – a document that ensures risk assessments and method statements are completed before work begins and that the contractor is competent to carry out the relevant task.

A zero tolerance procedure ensures that contractors found acting in an unsafe manner, or carrying out tasks that they are not authorised to handle, will be asked to leave site and are stopped from working for Tarmac in the future.
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