Contractor management

Western Sydney University is in the process of implementing an online contractor management system. This system will enable the WHS compliance of each contractor and their workers to be identified, verified and monitored online and in the field. Additionally, a WHS Contractor Management Procedure is being drafted to outline the WHS requirements of contractors. In the interim, the Division of Infrastructure and Commercial have information on current contractor WHS requirements.

Contractor employees are classified as Western Sydney University workers. As such, they have the same responsibilities as outlined on the WHS responsibilities webpage.

Contractors must have:

  • the qualifications, training, experience, certificates of competency and WHS knowledge required for the job
  • completed the online contractor safety induction program
  • submitted a risk assessment prior to works commencing
  • current workers compensation and public liability insurance
  • report all incidents and hazards to their University contact

Frequently asked questions

What is a contractor?

A contractor is a person conducting a business or undertaken, including sub-contractors, who is engaged by the University to perform work, carry out a service or provide labour hire.

What is construction work?

Construction work is any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, conversion, fitting-out, commissioning, renovation, repair, maintenance, refurbishment, demolition, decommissioning or dismantling of a structure.

What is a construction project?

A construction project is a project that involves construction work where the cost of the construction work is $250,000 or more.