As a contractor, you’ll deal with both sales invoices, which are invoices that you issue to your clients, and purchase invoices, which are invoices you receive from your subcontractors. A contractor is a person or company that works on a contractual basis, negotiating deals with different clients to work on specific jobs or projects. Where a contractor is the only contractor working on a project, they must ensure a construction phase plan is drawn up before setting up the site.

Our voluntary Considerate Contractor Scheme asks members to commit to a code of good practice over and above the legal minimum requirements. This ensures that construction work doesn’t make life unpleasant for people who live and work nearby. At other times, the use of face coverings is a personal choice but one we would encourage.


Contractual work exists in a number of different industries, but one of the most common industries for contractors is construction. Like contractors, subcontractors work on a freelance, contractual basis. However, there are a few important differences between contractors and subcontractors. To arrange a call with our award team to learn more about The Common Assessment Standard, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch. Enter your details, and we’ll email you a risk assessment template that’s both compliant and comprehensive to use. Take the stress and confusion out of creating a risk assessment with our free template.

Sarah Still is a Marketing Communications Manager at CHAS, UK’s leading provider of risk mitigation, compliance and supply chain management services. With over 15 years of experience at CHAS, Sarah has seen the organisation grow and become the UK’s authority on health and safety compliance, risk mitigation and supply chain management. This Managing training is designed for those who oversee health and safety in their workplace and communicate directly with the contractors hired by the business. It is not designed for general employees of the business, as it’s not their duty to manage the health and safety of contractors. The contractor may also be designated the principal contractor under the CDM regulations to plan, manage and co-ordinate health and safety while construction work is being undertaken.

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Choose a demolition contractor without hassle using our directory of accredited members. Find out what you need to know about the standard pre-qualification questionnaire for the construction industry. We have refurbished, converted, repaired and restored all types of buildings – from listed, heritage to luxurious, high-tech contemporary. The Common Assessment Standard is improving efficiency and reducing cost in the construction pre-qualification process.

  • The term ‘prime contractor’ is often used in central civil government and the defence sector to mean ‘main contractor’.’ .
  • Many builders and contractors register with a warranted builders’ scheme.
  • Enter your details, and we’ll email you a risk assessment template that’s both compliant and comprehensive to use.
  • They may be contracted for a set number of hours, a certain time frame, or the duration of a project.

The following services may be able to offer you help in the applying for a Grant. It may be useful to use an architect, surveyor or other professional to supervise the work for you. Please note there is no grant-aid available to cover the cost of this service. Following recommendations from Microsoft we are advising our customers to stop using Internet Explorer to access this website. To access the full range of services available on the site, customers should use alternative browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox. What information you and your contractors should share with one another.

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Cost of living help Grants, vouchers and advice to help you manage the rising cost of living. Certificates of excellence were awarded to Carmelcrest for their projects at Addenbrooke’s hospital, and to Foster Property Maintenance for their project on Brook’s Road. If you’re already a member of the scheme, complete a project registration form.

We also offer various construction related services which include Mobile Concrete Solutions, a mobile concrete batching facility, and Skyhook helicopter services. Operated plant hire, aggregates, ready mixed concrete is available on the Isle of Mull. For, adhering to the code improves the reputation of their business, which is an asset when marketing their services. NFDC has been the driving force behind the evolution of our industry since 1941.

Or, if you’re looking to hire pre-qualified, sign up for a free client membership. While employees are obliged to complete tasks set by their employer, contractors can choose to accept or decline work. If they accept a contract, only then will they be obliged to complete the work. Once a contract is complete, if the client offers more work, the contractor is free to take on the additional work or decline the offer. Many builders and contractors register with a warranted builders’ scheme.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training. Contracts Delivered, Creating client confidence through project and contracts delivery. In addition to this we provide a national road haulage service and operate port facilities at Mull Commercial Marine Facility. Register for technical news and updates on events, training and special offers… Project Dyfi Bridge Find out how our team are helping to combat flash flooding through sustainable building techniques.


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