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Health and safety

Contractor health and safety

At BT we are committed to running our business responsibly. We strive to maintain high safety, health and wellbeing principles and to respect human rights. Our goal is ‘zero avoidable harm’. To achieve this goal, we commit resource and effort as well as measuring ourselves against publicly available targets. We are working hard to ensure employees and contractors know how to identify and manage risks, and take personal responsibility for their own safety and the safety of those around them. We expect our suppliers to do the same.

Contractors will be selected based on their technical competence, experience and their suitability for the work to be done. We consider health and safety management a core component of technical competence and it represents a key criterion used in the selection process.

If you hold certification such as ISO45001 or membership to a recognized safety scheme (e.g. SSiP in the UK) this would help demonstrate your competence.

Although responsibility for an undertaking of work can be transferred to a Contractor, responsibility for health and safety can't - as a result we expect the following Contractor Rules document to apply to, and form part of, the Supplier's obligations under any contract or purchase order arrangement with BT.

GS11 Health & Safety Standard

The GS11 Standard and the Health and Safety Contractor rules defines specific health and safety requirements placed upon suppliers whilst representing BT directly or indirectly.

To help us understand your Health & Safety practices, we may invite you to complete our GS11 questionnaire where we then complete a risk assessment. We will work with suppliers to implement improvement actions where required.

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