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By VOLOCO LLP, Mar 29 2019 03:41PM
All forms of construction contract set out the roles and responsibilities for each party, albeit some more clearly than others. This article explains why it is important to do as you have been asked to in the contract or be prepared to face the consequences.
By VOLOCO LLP, Mar 29 2019 03:37PM
You may believe that if a Nominated Sub-Contractor is in breach of contract, a Contractor would automatically be entitled to loss and expense.
However, although the Employer may have made arrangements with the Sub-Contractor, it would only be in relation to the initial order detailing who was to be the nominated Sub-Contractor, not a direction in relation to the matters which called in the provision for compensation for loss and expense. As the contract between the Contractor and the Sub-Contractor is separate to the main contract, the Employer cannot be responsible for the breach of a contract they are not party to.
By VOLOCO LLP, Feb 28 2019 07:18AM
A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, could cause harm to people, to enable precautions to be taken to prevent injury and ill-health. A risk assessment is an important step in protecting workers, as well as complying with the law. It helps focus on the risks that really matter in the workplace (the ones with the potential to cause real harm). Workers and others have a right to be protected from harm caused by a failure to take reasonable control measures.
By VOLOCO LLP, Jan 31 2019 07:09AM
Defects are one of the most common causes of disagreement in construction that often lead to expensive and lengthy disputes. Understanding what a defect is and your obligations as the contractor is critical for your business. This article sets out the basics.
By VOLOCO LLP, Jan 31 2019 07:01AM
A method statement is a document that details the way a work task or process is to be completed, this is sometimes referred to as a safe system of work. The method statement should outline the hazards involved and included a logical step by step guide on how a work activity is to be carried out in a manor which is safe and without risk to health. Well written method statements provide an ideal means of communicating vital health and safety information to those who will be doing the work and others such as contractors who have an interest in how the job will be carried out.
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VOLOCO LLP are developing an online portal providing access to a range of procedures, guidance and forms, learning tools, access to remote online and telephone support and face-to-face consultant time with one of our team.
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