A flurry of tradespeople is often a sign of work getting done. It’s also a sign of potential safety issues. Every contractor will face different hazards, have different approaches to safety management, and will employ people whose attitudes towards workplace safety differ widely.
Responsible organizations do their best to get every contractor to follow the same safety playbook. It’s not an easy process, and it’s one that requires you to go beyond the usual advice of planning and monitoring contractors for obvious safety violations. Here are a few elements to take into account if you’re earnest about improving the safety performance of your contractors.