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Tony Croft aka hamadryad
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Re: Approved Contractor - review

Originally Posted by AA Teccie View Post
Hi 'Paulsbrash', thanks for the post!

Once I've got the go-ahead to release the details for comment I will do so.

Provided I get the 'draft' approved, and you employ/engage 'less than 5', I'm sure you'll be very happy with the H&S stuff as it will be based on the standard CHAS requirements (as taht's how we now accredit H&S compliance) which is actually little more than the signing of a 'declaration' commiting the company to a positive culture of H&S compliance. That said we would need to see that clearly demonstrated on the work site audit and I would still expect some level of 'written' risk assessment to be undertaken BUT, whilst ideally it would be, this needn't necessarily be to the lengths of the AA model for instance (and I acknowledge that the firm wouldn't produce written RAs for every job, particularly routine ones in the domestic to your ears?...hope so!)

Watch this space.

Now THATS a suprise! but how would that stand if somone got hurt on a "routine" job without a site specific risk assesment what is the HSE going to say?
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