The complex nature of the Prime Contractor process and the common misunderstandings related to its application can have implications for worker safety and lead to Woodlot Licence and Community Forest Agreement holders being exposed to potential liabilities. Often, these liability risks are tied to the omission or execution of some key aspect of the Prime Contractor process. The process controls, identified in the document, aid the Owner in confirming and recording information related to contractor qualifications, identification of Owner and Prime Contractor responsibilities, the transfer of site plan and hazard information and ongoing communication.
This document summarizes actions required by the owner to address worker safety and mitigate risks related to safety incidents or violations of safety legislation.
Management of Prime Contractor requirements can be found here