Understanding Safe Work Method Statements for Contractors (SWMS)
Health & Safety

Understanding Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS)

What is a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS)? A Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), sometimes referred to as a Work Method Statement (WMS) or Safe Work Method (SWM), is a document that covers: An overview of the High Risk Construction Work (HRCW) activities conducted at a workplace Hazards that could

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What is the Hierarchy of Control?
Health & Safety

What is the Hierarchy of Control?

Introduction to the Hierarchy of Control The Hierarchy of Risk Control is a system that details the various approaches to eliminating or reducing risks from the most to least effective. Depending on the likelihood of the risk eventuating and the severity of potential harm, appropriate controls can be applied to

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Recognising World Day Against Child Labour
Ethical Sourcing

Recognising World Day Against Child Labour

Occurring annually on the 12th of June, World Day Against Child Labour aims to provide awareness to the issue of child labour and empower everyone to take action against it. 2021 has been declared the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Whilst it is heartening that child labour

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Lines of Defence in Contractor Management
Contractor Management

Lines of Defence in Contractor Management

The complexity of utilising and managing contractors can present businesses with various risks, from legal liability and compliance-based risks to reputational risks from projects not delivered to your standard. Developing and employing robust lines of defence in your management of contractors can help mitigate many of these risks and ensure

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What is Contractor Prequalification?
Contractor Management

What is Contractor Prequalification?

Contractor prequalification is a process that helps minimise the risk to client and contractor by considering, before a contractor is engaged: What hazards/risks the contractor might find when working for a client What hazards/risks they might bring associated with the work they will do How the contractor and client will

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