Construction employers are required under Australian laws to hire only competent and certificate holder workers. Employers need to verify if workers especially those involved in risky and dangerous jobs have completed the needed skill training such as asbestos training for asbestos removal and disposal jobs. The employers have to provide the training and if not, rely on representation service that gives certification and skills training for their would-be-construction workers.
Employers are liable for any mishap that happens due to workers’ lack of training and the needed skills. To avoid any liability, construction employers especially those reducing operation and management budget turn to representation agency that handles certification and training services to hire workers that have been certified and verified about their skills and avoid penalties resulting from non-compliance. In most cases, these representation agencies have the full grasp of the process for certification and training compliance such as in asbestos training like the effects on the environment and health risks on the workers. The eligibility is handled properly and accordingly to government standards and regulations such as in OSHA laws. This allows employers to be liability covered and compliance with other construction regulations such as workers’ or carpentry apprentice.
Constructions face challenging process in hiring workers as well as in contracts.
Any disagreement resulting from mishandled and inappropriate contracts is avoided if the construction has a legal representation that helps understand about contracts’ contents and avoid grounds for disputes and disagreements. A legal representative for constructions also helps avoid undue termination of contracts and by lodging protest for claims and resolutions. It is also the duty of the legal representation to ensure the company is duly equipped with builders’ license to help it protect itself, for evaluation, and in winning construction awards. A contractor is also protected by legal representation in cases of unreasonable evaluation and awards. It also helps the contractors on bonds and insurance and advises them on choosing the insurance coverage to the needs of its projects and workers including asbestos liability or on its workers’ asbestos training compliance, legal benefits and initiatives.
Contractors and construction employers need to be aware of the many liabilities and challenges of construction. They have to protect themselves while meeting regulatory requirements imposed by Australian government. A practical solution is from partnership with representation agencies that offer great tools in keeping up with the requirements and in increasing their business profits and efficiency.