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Grow your contracting business to the next level: Policies & Procedures

All professional contracting businesses - no matter what size they are - need written Policies and Procedures for both legal and business management reasons. If you find the whole idea of creating these Policies and Procedures overwhelming, reach out to CARAHS, who have everything you need to set yourself up for success.

October 1, 2014
By Alec Caldwell
Alec Caldwell

Establishing written Policies and Procedures for all the employees and sub trades that work on your jobsites will protect you TWO vitally important ways.

The obvious one is, if there is an injury to one of your employees or subs, and you have followed procedures on policies and procedures as regards safety, you will be in a much better position if there is an investigation by the Ministry of Labour in your province. Obviously, you don’t want any of your crew to get hurt, period. But being found legally liable for an accident or death, would be – I’m sure you will agree – a nightmare.

But the OTHER reason you need Policies and Procedures, beyond legal liability, is that you need certain rules, arrangements and procedures in place to prevent confusion, waste of resources and customer doubt.

Procedures help identify key activities and deliver guidance about how to achieve your business goals and objectives. A policy sets the expectation for employee/sub contractors behavior and the procedures outline the steps needed to achieve it.

Together they provide a set of guidelines for all to follow to ensure that they carry out specific tasks thoroughly and consistently, setting certain standards, allowing your business to grow to the next level.

Not having written, effective and up-to-date policies and procedures can hurt your business and that’s why CARAHS now makes policies and procedures readily available to the industry.

“This is an important area that might be overlooked by many” says Olenroot, Co- Founder of CARAHS.

Do you have Policies & Procedures or do you need to update your current ones?

By providing education and training, CARAHS reduces your risk of fines, job site closures and prosecution under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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CARAHS has over 150 online Health & Safety e-courses.

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