Commentary

34 Control of methods of work

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5

34 Control of methods of work

3: WORKING METHODS

34 Control of methods of work

In the absence of any express provision to the contrary1, the method of work to be adopted is entirely a matter for the contractor to decide2. It is accordingly the contractor who will be liable if unsafe working methods cause injury to persons or damage to property3. Nor is the contractor entitled to instructions from the contract administrator when faced with difficulties of working for which the employer is not responsible4, although, if such instructions are given, they may constitute a variation for

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