A contractor is any person or company who provides services to a client under specific terms, or a specific contract. Contractors who might commonly need to gain access to early years premises are typically builders and workers involved in maintenance or construction projects.

Employers have a duty to have regard to the health and safety of all non-employees using the premises, including contractors. This topic covers safety arrangements required when contractors are working on the early years site. It also covers the safeguarding arrangements that must be in place, including the need to ensure that contractors access to the early years premises is carefully controlled.

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