Marisco South Ltd: Engaging contractors

Bona-Fide Contractors

Only approved bona-fide contractors can work on Marisco sites.

Marisco managers must follow this procedure before any bona-fide contractor can begin working on site. The H&S Induction Control Sheet must be completed for all workers supplied by the contractor.

Contractors can apply to become approved by contacting our procurement department on (01202) 474001. In order to achieve approved status, applicants must provide:

  • An assurance they will not use labour-only workers or sub-contractor to fulfil the work we have engaged them for;
  • A copy of their current insurance policy confirming they carry £10m Public, All Risks and Product Liability Insurance cover (Note 1);
  • A copy of their current insurance policy confirming they carry £10m Employers Liability insurance if they employ workers;
  • A copy of their current insurance policy confirming they carry £1m Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII);
  • A copy of their insurance policy confirming there is an 'Indemnity to Principals' clause;
  • Evidence the operatives they are providing have undergone relevant H&S training, which must include certification for working with asbestos dated within the last 12 months. Marisco will provide low-cost update training if given 2 weeks' notice before operatives are due to start work on any of our sites;
  • Many of our clients require operatives to be DBS checked. Contractors will be advised if DBS checking applies on a job-by-job basis.
  • All operatives must carry personal photographic ID when on site;
  • A written undertaking they will not engage any subcontractors to carry out any work on our site without gaining our written permission to do so at least one week before work is planned to start. The contractor is responsible for supplying to Marisco the same information as above concerning their sub-contractors' insurance policies, DBS checking, competency and H&S training certification before work commences.

Note 1: All councils and housing associations, together with many of our larger clients now stipulate all their subcontractors must match the stated terms of engagement to continue working on their projects. We in turm must insist our subcontractors comply with the same criteria if they wish to work with us.

It is understood by all contractors that any failure of their operatives to strictly observe the H&S safe working practices operated on each site, will result in those operatives at fault being asked to leave site. The contractor will indemnify Marisco against all costs arising from the need to ask operatives to leave site in these circumstances.

The definition of a bona-fide contractor is an entity providing their services and/or materials other than a labour-only subcontractor. A labour-only subcontractor is defined as an HMRC CIS-verified, self-employed individual, who will only supply their labour and no materials, working under the direct control and supervision of Marisco managers on each of the job they are asked to undertake. From April 2020, all labour-only workers will be engaged under a zero-hour contract of employment and paid under a PAYE deduction scheme.

Internal Bona-Fide Contractor Agreement Review

1.   Contractor Assessment Review

Marisco Group

Head Office:
Unit J5, The Fulcrum
6 Vantage Way, Poole, BH12 4NU

Storage Unit:
Unit 5, West Howe Industrial Est
Elliott Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8JY

Tel: 01202 474001


Useful info links regarding Covid-19:
Government site. Click here
ACAS site. Click here
HSE Covid Work Safely Guide. Click here
HSE Covid Guidance. Click here
Isolation Note. Click here

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