The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the tender process – risky business?
In the cut-throat construction sector, it is generally accepted that the tender process is the best way to achieve value. Tender, tender, tender is a common catch-cry in boardrooms – driven by the perception that tendering is the only way to get a good deal.
However, the tender process is contrary to the principles of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSW Act), coming into force in early April. Under the new legislation, which promotes collaboration and joint responsibility, there are potentially serious implications for directors, chief executives and senior management teams, who now have a personal duty to ensure safety on their projects pre-, during and post-construction.
Read the full article on the NBR website here.