Information on engaging a contractor

How occupational health and safety laws apply to engaging a contractor.


What it contains

This document outlines an employer’s occupational health and safety duties when employing contractors. It explains:

  • what a contractor is
  • how employers must comply with duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to protect contractors and their employees
  • how health and safety duties might be shared between employers and contractors
  • how contractors and employees have duties to employers