Do you have self-employed people working in your business?Westminster Compliance | 10/11/2017
Do you have self-employed people working in your business?
If you do then like many of our regular clients this article will be of interest.
There are many reasons why organisations use the services of self-employed people. Often it is simply that they are not able to employ them on a full basis and so using their services on an ad-hoc arrangement works for both parties. However do not think that because they are self -employed they are always deemed to be responsible for their own actions. Within the confines of any business or organisation it is those who dictate the tasks and operations who are responsible for anyone working under their supervision and jurisdiction. This refers to both employed and sub contracted workers
We all know that those who are employed by an organisation must abide by their rules. Legislation stipulates that all employees must be trained in the relevant health and safety for their organisation. It is also extremely important that sub-contractors also accept the rules and regulations that the organisation requires. Due diligence should be undertaken on any sub-contracted labour.
In case anything goes wrong, it is essential that the correct paperwork is put in place, that directors/managers and sub-contractors understand their roles and the extent of the work to be performed by the sub-contractor. If sub-contractor agreements are incorrect or even not used at all your organisation is at serious risk of legal action if accidents or near misses occur
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