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Case 2 - Sub-contractor not paid as completed work does not meet health and safety standards

Issue

A sub-contractor is in dispute over payment with a main contractor and the reason for non-payment has been given as the completed work does not meet health and safety standards.

Panel decision

This is a contractual matter that is not related to health and safety which the panel cannot comment on. However, a local environmental health officer inspected the work and did not find any significant risk in the way it had been completed. Therefore in this case, health and safety should not be used as an excuse in the dispute between the contractors.

2012-09-05