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    • jsdhs
    • By jsdhs 8th May 18, 11:03 AM
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    Health and Safety Obligations
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    • 8th May 18, 11:03 AM
    Health and Safety Obligations 8th May 18 at 11:03 AM
    Hi,

    I have two properties currently requiring external decoration. My rental agent has supplied quotations which I am happy with.

    What is my role regarding the health and safety of the contractors, their employees and the public.

    Thanks

    Jonathan
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 8th May 18, 11:07 AM
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    No different from those of an owner-occupier. Almost wholly a matter for the contractors, other than I suppose pointing out to them any unusual hazards you're aware of. Obviously make sure any tenants are aware that there's work being done.
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    • By essjae 8th May 18, 11:29 AM
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    Off the top of my head....

    Provide your contractors with information about any site hazards (this might include any known asbestos containing material, locations of drains / areas of soft ground etc)

    Choose reputable contractors - ask for evidence of relevant qualifications (eg PASMA cards if they are going to be erecting scaffolding).

    Review the risk assessment and method statements that your contractors write for the work, to check they have covered any reasonably foreseeable risks (you don't have to be an expert, this is a common-sense check).

    Carry out monitoring of your contractors - check they are sticking to their method statement and not doing anything unsafe.

    Have a look at the HSE website - loads of information there.
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    • By G_M 8th May 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 8:12 PM
    and make sure the contractors have public liability insurance.
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