Contractors are increasingly selected to provide technology or services, and many oilfield companies require contractor to undertake the activities in a special way before starting to work. They raise any issue that may become a Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) concern. When selecting the contractors they should be required to have the prequalification, training, experience and competence, and environmental knowledge, so that they can work in a safe and healthy manner and comply with appropriate standards.

The keys to successful contractor management are mutual understanding of the contract and a good business relationship, and the contractor should demonstrate a complete understanding of the performance standards. However, how effectively the contractor is achieving the contractual objectives, therefore, periodic communication and coordination with the contractor should be established to ensure contractor adherence to standards and compliance with project processes and schedules, and relative environmental regulations and act.

The purpose of this article is to provide for the effective management of occupational health and safety issues during the selection and engagement of a contractor by Company and to outline the process and procedure for control and supervision during contractor activities on site or on behalf of the company in accordance with the requirements of the HSE Management Systems. Some risk assessment and post contract assessment will be summarized and strengthened in this article.

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