Duties: contractors

Contractors shall:

  • take reasonable care for their own health and safety
  • take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
  • so far as they are reasonably able, comply with any reasonable instruction given by the University to ensure compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the University relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers.

In performing these duties contractors shall:

  • preserve the building or area in which they work in a safe and healthy manner for themselves and for the staff and students of ANU
  • use safe tools and systems of work to do a job
  • agree methods of work with the contract supervisor/project officer
  • regularly inspect electrical power tools and tag them under AS/NZS 3760:2003, Amdt 1:2005
  • provide (Material) Safety Data Sheets for all hazardous substances they will be using at ANU
  • provide comprehensive instructions in the Site Safety Management Plan or equivalent document
  • supervise all employees and sub-contractors, including close supervision for young or inexperienced workers
  • communicate regularly with their ANU contract supervisor/project officer
  • raise any issue that is or may become a health, safety, environmental or core business concern to the contract supervisor/project officer.

The College or Service Division may express other expectations of contractors and these must form part of the contract of engagement.