Case study: Review of Health & Safety contractual performance
A construction contractor was in dispute with its client over performance in the area of Health and Safety. The client was attempting to refer to ‘poor health and safety performance’ as a reason for contract termination. We were engaged by the construction contractor to review its health and safety records and provide an expert opinion.
We were provided health and safety records from the beginning of the contract which included closed out items. These records showed that health and safety audits were carried out twice a month, and included assessment of common physical safety items such as ladder and work platform use, worker training and Job Safety Analyses (JSA’s) for identified hazardous work.
The documentation showed that all of the audits had identified actionable items which the contractor had followed up, addressed satisfactorily and closed out. As a result of this expert opinion, the allegation of ‘poor health and safety performance’ was dismissed.