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How to go about employing competent contractors.

All landlords, Residents’ Management Companies (RMCs) and Right To Manage Companies (RTMs) have a responsibility to appoint competent contractors to carry out work and services to their building.

The work needs to be properly managed, not just ‘outsourced’. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stresses that using contractors is a joint responsibility — health and safety duties can’t be just delegated to a contractor.

In this Advice Note, we’ll look at how important it is to assess the competence of a contractor before engaging their services.