Contractors will be selected based on their technical competence, experience and their suitability for the work to be done. We consider health and safety management a core component of technical competence and it represents a key criterion used in the selection process.
This means certification to OSHAS 18001 / equivalent or membership to a recognised safety scheme (for example SSiP in the UK) is a requirement for service Suppliers to BT whenever a new contract is put in place or when an existing contract is renewed.
Although responsibility for an undertaking of work can be transferred to a Contractor, responsibility for health and safety can’t – as a result we expect the following Contractor Rules document to apply to, and form part of, the Supplier’s obligations under any contract with BT.
Link to Health and safety contractor rules here
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