Tendering for insurance work? Here’s what you need to know

Are you the main contractor?
The main contractor should be the one that creates a Site Specific Safety Plan for that work, and this should be shared with all subcontractors involved. This will ensure workers are aware of the risks and hazards that are involved in the job at hand. Throughout the job, there should be ongoing communication between all parties, and the risks reviewed regularly on-site

Tendering for insurance work?
Tendering for insurance work may require you to outline how you intend to manage the job safely. Creating a Project in the Hub allows you to identify the likely hazards you may face, select the controls you will put in place, along with all the other required information around how you will safely manage the work. You will be able to download a PDF of your Site specific safety plan (SSSP) to present for tender. Even if the job is only short work it is important that the documentation matches the address of the works, and all health and safety documentation stays together with that job. 

What if the work is only a few days long?
If the job is only a few days long, you can print off a QR code from your Hub to allow workers and contractors to scan in and complete inductions, complete Task Analysis or report incidents etc as necessary.

Remember just because a job is short in time, does not mean it is lower in risk. Often insurance work, especially flood damage work can be high risk. With a high expectation that businesses manage the risk to workers including their contractors.

Contact our team for more information on doing insurance work.

Will you be making any structural changes?
Using a Site Specific Safety Plan will help identify the controls that will be put in place to manage this risk, generally, this type of work can take time, and therefore we recommend ordering a Project and using the HazardCo App to assist your health and safety needs onsite.

Will you be engaging subcontractors?
If subcontractors are going to be engaged in the work, then a Project will likely be needed, but this also depends on the type of work and length of the job. So if you’re unsure, just give us a call and we will be happy to assist.

How old is the building?
Any property built before the year 2000, could contain asbestos. Using a Site Specific Safety Plan helps identify the controls that will be put in place to manage this risk. We will go into more depth about the dangers of asbestos next week.

If none of the above apply, you will need a Team Pack Plus
The Team Pack Plus is designed for those who move regularly from job to job and are not usually managing larger building projects. These are great for managing client inductions and managing safety procedures while on the go. Our Team Pack includes:

  • A sturdy, water-tight Site box that acts as a portable Hazard Board that is taken from job to job
  • A QR code to keep your client inductions simple and effective
  • A 1kg fire extinguisher
  • A first aid kit
  • A workbook to help you manage safety while you work which takes you through everything you need for inductions, safety procedures and hazard identification and management
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