For many companies, contractors are essential to the smooth operation of the business. They are an integral part of the workforce, providing specialist skills and additional resources that those companies cannot do without.
In the same way as for full-time employees, companies have a responsibility for their contractors that includes looking after their health and safety as well as ensuring they comply with regulations and legal requirements. This responsibility has become even more important now the COVID-19 pandemic has placed greater emphasis on keeping people safe.
The threat from COVID-19 is obvious to most people. Not only is it a danger to all members of staff and contractors, it also has the potential to shut down your business for a period if the virus gets into your workforce. This can have serious implications for the productivity and profitability of the business as well as the effect it can have on your reputation as a responsible employer.
In order to protect your business, your employers and your contractors, you need to ensure that:
Dealing with contractors and keeping them safe will be an integral part of your COVID planning. This will include gathering all information on contractor activity, ensuring COVID requirements are part of their induction and checking that contractors meet their obligations fully. There will need to be constant monitoring of performance, identification of COVID cases and ensuring those affected are traced and isolated for the recommended period.
A Contractor Management Software that is cloud-based and incorporates automated features will enable effective administration by:
LinkSafe will help you to create a working environment that’s as safe as it can be for employees, contractors and visitors of all types. Whilst the management of safety is always important, it’s particularly crucial at the time of a pandemic and, with our management, induction and online training software to help, you can be sure you’re as prepared as is possible.