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Question 101 December 2001

Contractors responsibilities + charging for safety information

Scenario 1 Working on a job, a sub-contractor hires a specialist
subcontractor correctly briefs him on any hazards and risks associated
with the contract , but is unclear as to who should explain the hazards and
risks of the host employer's premises - himself or the ultimate employer?
Does anyone know?

Scenario 2 An employer decides to levy a charge on a visiting contractor
for its site safety documentation. Does anyone know if this is allowed?


The following 19 companies answered this question:

  • Birse Construction
  • RB Group PLC
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Scottish and Southern Energy
  • Thames Water Utilities Plc
  • United Utilities
  • Avon Rubber plc
  • BNFL
  • GKN
  • GKN
  • GNER
  • Goodyear Great Britain plc
  • Innospec
  • Rio Tinto plc
  • Shorts Brothers Plc
  • SunChemical Ltd
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd
  • Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
  • Zurich - INS

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