Risk increases with the loss of control from outsourcing work. Keeping work in-house gives an Owner / Client complete control over the production or services provided including quality, durability, and consistency. Outsourcing the work reduces the amount of control held over these aspects. While contracts and agreements can be set in place to control the end-product, the Owner / Client cannot have complete assurance that their requirements are being met.
With the continuing outsourcing of production, companies struggle to standardize their contractor management processes. Requirements and regulations from the various Occupational Safety and Health Agencies in South Africa and other governing bodies are constantly changing. Companies need to have full visibility into the quality of work their hired contractors have performed in the past and are performing now, and this often proves difficult.
Contractor management is the managing of outsourced work performed by Saacosh for and on behalf of the Owner / Client. Saacosh implements a structure and system that manages contractors’ health and safety information, insurance information, training programs and specific documents that pertain to the contractor and the owner/client. Most modern contracts require the effective use of contract management software to aid administration between multiple parties.
Saacosh can assist the client/owner with the management of the SHERQ activities and training of contractors at the Project or Construction Site. The scope of the SHERQ services includes all contractors and sub-contractors managed by the project team and coming on-site for the construction of other projects and involves:
Contractor and Contractor Safety Personnel Screening / Selection
Engagement Centre and Onboarding Management
Contractor Compliance Management, including Safety Files
Contractor Inspections and Auditing
Training and Induction of Contractors
Incident investigations and risk assessments
Provide temporary staff during high tempo onboarding of contractors