The same work environment responsibilities apply for independent contractors hired through contracting companies as for temporary staff hired through a recruitment agency.
In most cases you’ll be working on assignments at the client’s site or in a place specified by the client. This means that in those cases you’re covered by their work environment management when it’s directly linked to the assignment. But it’s not. always that clear cut, so take a look on the checklists by Prevent to find our more. On the website you can choose your preferred language on the top of the page to your right.
Work environment for independent contractors
Things to find out in advance
You are personally responsible for finding out in advance what your assignment involves and in what conditions you’ll carry out the assignment, so that you can map any risks. If your client has policies or instructions relating to the work environment and how you should conduct yourself during the assignment so as to avoid becoming injured, then obviously you must follow them. Ahead of and during the assignment, you must be observant of any risks and shortcomings in the work environment and always report identified or potential shortcomings to us. You can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our customer support. We can investigate the shortcomings and contact the client to sort out and resolve such issues.
Work environment policy
We carry out systematic work environment management at Cool Company and have a health and safety committee which, for example, plans how we as a company can improve the work environment for our employees. If you’d like to know more about our work in this area, please read our work environment policy.