Hiring building contractors as an employer is an important role and you need to make sure you meet with all regulations. You should check you are meeting all legalities as an employer, such as insurance cover. Check about employers’ liability insurance, as well as public liability insurance. If you are hiring someone on a temporary basis, know you obligations in terms of holiday pay and pension contributions, as these could still be relevant.
It’s also your duty to ensure the people you hire are competent and able to do the job, so make sure you provide any relevant training. People should be fully aware of how to use any machinery that is a necessary part of the job. If they need ongoing training or supervision due to their skills, make sure this happens. If anything goes wrong on your building site, it is you who will be liable, and the last thing you want is for someone to get hurt.