The purpose of this guidance note is to give scaffold contractors an appreciation of the minimum requirements governing a contract of employment between an employer and employee.
This guidance provides a comprehensive and useful list of areas within the business to focus on to ensure a scaffolding contractor remains profitable and in business.
Daywork is a method of valuing construction work according to the time spent carrying out work together with the value of the plant and materials resources used. It is an alternative to valuing work by measurement. This guidance outlines when daywork can be charged, how it can be calculated an d administration.
A licence is required in order to erect a scaffold on or above the public highway. The licence is issued under section 169 of the Highways Act 1980, generally by the highway authority responsible for the particular stretch of highway. This guidance indicates the type of information that may be required.
This guidance explains the increasingly common Early Payment Schemes, offered my main contractors to provide shorter payment terms in return for a discount on amounts charged. It provides information from the point of view of the sub-contractor, enabling them to make more reasoned decisions that best suit their company.
This guidance note relates to schedules intended to be used for the valuation of additional work and/or variations to existing lump sum contracts. For the avoidance of doubt this guidance note does not relate to schedules of rates used in connection with contracts which are re-measured as the works proceed.
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