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contracting chain


outcome of a principal contractor making use of sub-contractors who, in turn, can engage other sub-contractors resulting in a complex hierarchy of companies and responsibilities

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Apart from procurement strategies and safety certification schemes, the literature addresses several other approaches that can be used to diminish work accidents and ill health in the contracting chain. These approaches focus on issues such as contractual clarification of responsibilities and planning; communication, cooperation and training; joint control procedures; and contractor evaluation.

Term reference

Ustailieva, E., Starren, A., Eeckelaert, L., Lopes Nunes, I., Promoting occupational safety and health through the supply chain - Literature Review, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2012, p. 6, [9.10.2018]


  • Български: верига от изпълнители
  • Čeština: smluvní řetězec
  • Dansk: leverandørkæde
  • Deutsch: Vertragskette
  • Ελληνικά: αλυσίδα συμβάσεων
  • English: contracting chain
  • Español: cadena contractual
  • Eesti: allhankeahel
  • Suomi: alihankintaketju
  • Français: chaîne de sous-traitance
  • Hrvatski: lanac podugovaranja
  • Magyar: szerződési láncolat
  • Íslenska: samningskeðja
  • Italiano: catena dell'appalto
  • Lietuvių: rangos sutarčių grandinė
  • Latviešu: līgumslēdzēju ķēde
  • Malti: katina ta' kuntrattar
  • Nederlands: aannemingsketen
  • Norsk: kontraktskjede
  • Polski: łańcuch wykonawstwa
  • Português: cadeia de contratação
  • Română: lanț de contractare
  • Slovenčina: zmluvný reťazec
  • Slovenščina: pogodbena veriga
  • Svenska: avtalskedja