Do you have self-employed people working in your business?

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

Should you need any further advice on this, or any health and safety issue, please contact us by email or call us on 0203 411 7888

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Westminster Compliance was established to provide a more personal, proactive health and safety consultancy that would keep businesses working and compliant with ever-changing legislation.

Our presentations and training are interesting and fun because we want our clients to buy into health and safety, and definitely not to see it as a boring, unnecessary nuisance. We know that our best service is provided to small and medium sized organisations and have developed a system that works in most industries.
We stick with straightforward language, keeping away from jargon, and do not make ridiculous promises. Most importantly, we realise that we are working with human beings.

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