Fixing Contractor Safety: Prequalification Mitigates Major Risks
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This report provides an overview of the valuable role played by prequalification providers in efforts to improve contractor safety management. It serves as a lens for heads of EHS, operations and procurement to identify the pre-qualification specialists who provide services to verify the authenticity of contractors’ key documents and assess their safety performance. Demand for third-party prequalification is driven by the intractable risks inherent in outsourcing work to multiple contractors. The capabilities offered by prequalification providers to assist hiring clients manage the risks are broad and cover assessing contractor firms before a project begins as well as during the ongoing work. The offerings, including online databases, information management tools and safety performance tracking, are at varying levels of technological maturity.
Table of contentsPrequalification Of Contractors Is Essential To Control Risks
Demand For Contractor Prequalification Is Driven By Intractable Risks
Prequalification Providers Offer Broad Capabilities To Mitigate Contractor Risks
Prequalification Providers Have Varying Degrees Of Technological Maturity
Table of figuresFigure 1. Prequalification Providers Resolve Contractor Safety Challenges
Figure 2. Digital Solutions Mitigate Site-Level Contractor Safety Risks
Figure 3. Geographic Presence Of Prequalification Providers