Do you work with contractors and sub-contractors? As a hiring client, you have a legal responsibility to protect third parties against health and safety risks. This means that you must think about the risks they run and minimize them as much as possible. Don’t be mistaken, this risk analysis is not about creating large amounts of paperwork, but about identifying meaningful measures to manage the risks on your site.
Make clear agreements and communicate your measures and instructions in a timely manner. After all, third parties must use the same working methods and receive the same instructions as your employees.
Do you want the restart measures to be respected? Make sure your contractors are confronted with your communication in every possible way. Putting up posters and sending out an e-mail is not enough. Use all possible channels to point out the importance of the measures you put in place.
Designate a person responsible for all corona-related matters who will monitor communication with contractors and act as the first point of contact. Motivate contractor companies to ask questions. Make sure a specific telephone number is available to contractors. To ask questions, but also to inform you (e.g. we’re running out of soap in room 3). And lastly, make sure that your restart measures are available in the contractor’s native language.