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Policy Directive

Department of Health, NSW
73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked Mail Bag 961 North Sydney NSW 2059
Telephone (02) 9391 9000 Fax (02) 9391 9101

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/
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Contractors - Better Practice Guidelines Including Health/Safety in
Engagement/Management/Evaluation
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Document NumberPD2005_227
Publication date27-Jan-2005
Functional Sub groupCorporate Administration - Purchasing
Personnel/Workforce - Occupational Health & Safety
SummarySpecifies requirement for including health and safety principles in
engaging, managing and evaluating contractors in Health Services.
Author BranchEmployee Relations
Branch contact9391 9357
Applies toArea Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health
Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated
Health Organisations, NSW Ambulance Service, NSW Dept of Health
Distributed toPublic Health System, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance
Service, NSW Department of Health
Review date27-Jan-2010
File No.99/11760-2
Previous reference2001/119
Issue date17-Dec-2001
StatusActive
Director-General
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Compliancewith this policy directive is mandatory.
CIRCULAR
File No
99/11760-2
Circular No
2001/119
Issued
17 December 2001
Contact
Jutta Sund (02) 9391 9378
Employee Relations

BETTER PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR INCLUDING HEALTH AND SAFETY
IN THE ENGAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION
OF CONTRACTORS IN HEALTH SERVICES

This circular applies to public health organisations as defined under section 7 of the Health Services Act 1997 (including Area Health Services, Corrections Health Service, and the Children\u2019s Hospital at Westmead), the Department of Health, and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales.

The Guidelines outline the NSW Health policy for including health and safety principles in procedures for engaging, managing and evaluating contractors in Health Services. They aim to assist Health Services minimise the risk of injury or occupational illness to contractors, employees, visitors and others in the workplace that may arise from the presence of contractors on the premises.

The document incorporates an OH&S risk management approach to contractor management, and
provides a framework for local procedures in compliance with current OH&S legislation.
Health Services are to develop and implement OH&S procedures for contractor management within
their Health Service based on the Guidelines and local needs.
Inquiries in relation to this circular should be directed to Health Service Risk Managers. Only Risk
Managers should contact the Department.
Robert McGregor
Acting Director-General
Distributed in accordance with circular list(s):
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73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060
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Telephone (02) 9391 9000 Facsimile (02) 9391 9101

In accordance with the provisions incorporated in the Accounts and Audit Determination, the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officers and their equivalents, within a public health organisation, shall be held responsible for ensuring the observance of Departmental policy (including circulars and procedure manuals) as issued by the Minister and the Director-General of the Department of Health.

NSW HEALTH

Better Practice Guidelines
for including Health and
Safety in the Engagement,
Management and Evaluation
of Contractors in Health
Services

February 2005

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