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How contractors can help implement the OHSMS

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How contractors can help implement the OHSMS

The company is a shell company which currently has 4 contractor agencies providing personnel to fulfil the businesses functions, and the first member of staff starting soon. We need to identify the requirements within the ISO 45001 MS which requirements we can push onto our contracted resource agencies - for example competence (job descriptions / training matrix with results); risks and opportunities; etc. Can you provide with a list of the clauses which I can ask our contractors to provide information for?
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Mark Hammar May 13, 2019

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While it can be helpful to get some of this information from the contractors who are currently doing work, it is important to remember that this will not be the OHSMS of the contractor, but needs to be fully applicable to the company. For instance, it would be unreasonable for the contractors to be able to tell you the interested parties for your company, or to tell you what your OH&S policy should be. That being said, some of the clauses where the contractors might give valuable information would include:
4.2 – expectation s of workers (since the contractors are currently the workers)
6.1.2.1 - Hazard identification (for the processes that the contractors are using)
6.1.3 – Legal requirements (the contractors should know the legal requirements of the processes they perform)
7.2 – Competence (again, the competence requirements for the processes the contractors do)
8.1.2 – Eliminating hazards (for the processes the contractors perform hey may have some ideas)
8.2 – Emergency preparedness (the contractors may have plans in place for common potential emergencies that they can share)

For help in understanding the ISO 45001 requirements, check out this free whitepaper: Clause-by-clause explanation of ISO 45001:2018, https://info.advisera.com/45001academy/free-download/clause-by-clause-explanation-of-iso-45001
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