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RR462 - Client/contractor relationships in managing health and safety on projects

The HSE wished to explore, when viewed from the supplier’s perspective as against that of the client, whether services procured under a collaborative style contract influenced health and safety performance. It was envisaged that this perspective would ideally be provided by a single major service provider with experience in a number of different sectors.

Partnership Sourcing Limited (PSL) was commissioned to undertake the study and approached AMEC, who readily agreed to share their experience and identified six projects in different industry sectors. The projects were evaluated through a series of face to face interviews with AMEC personnel and a representative from each client, using PSL’s CRAFT relationship management programme suitably adapted to provide a specific focus on health and safety issues. PSL reviewed its assessments independently and validated its findings with three contractors operating in similar fields.

The report comprises this published main section incorporating the findings and recommendations and a set of Confidential Appendices containing all the interview data, which is available only to the HSE.

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Updated 2010-03-19