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HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK Issue – 01/08/2012
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SITE INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR
CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS CARRYING OUT WORKS ON ROYAL AIR
FORCE MUSEUM SITES AT LONDON, COSFORD & STAFFORD
These instructions are to be read and complied with by all contractors and others
who carry out work to Royal Air Force Museum (‘the Museum’) buildings, plant and
installations. They apply equally to contractors employed by the Museum and to
contractors or others who carry out work, e.g. for event organisers and the like. This
document will refer to all such persons as contractors.
These instructions are in addition to any contractual terms and conditions and are
intended to brief contractors on safe methods of work, fire safety precautions and
particular hazards on the site. Details of fire evacuation procedures are held
separately at each site.
1. Insurance: All contractors working on the Museum sites are required to carry
certain levels of insurance. The following is an extract from our standard terms and
conditions and details the insurance requirements that must be met.
a) The Contractor shall have in force and shall require any Sub-Contractor to
have in force:
i. Employer’s Liability Insurance;
ii. Public Liability Insurance for such sum and range of cover as the
Contractor deems to be appropriate but not less than £5,000,000 for any
one accident unless otherwise agreed by the Museum, in writing;
iii. Contractor’s all risk insurance against loss or damage to the works and
things for which the contractor is responsible under the terms of the
contract for the full reinstatement thereof (including transit and off site
risks) plus 15%.
b) All such insurances shall be extended to indemnify the Trustees of the Royal
Air Force Museums against any claim for which the Contractor or Sub-
Contractor may be legally liable.
c) Copies of insurance certificates shall be sent to the Buildings & Services
Manager together with satisfactory evidence of payment of premiums.
2. Fire Evacuation Procedures: Full fire evacuation procedures are held on each
site and are available for inspection. Fire safety instructions will form part of safety
3. Health and Safety: The Museum must ensure (as far as is reasonably
practicable) that all its contractors are competent and are properly qualified. We
therefore ask for contractors who have not previously worked on RAF Museum sites
to provide company profiles, complete a safety questionnaire and/or (where
applicable) proof that the company belongs to any trade organisation or registration
schemes. For example, all electrical contractors must be NICEIC (National
Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) approved and gas installers