Does anyone know the legalities of hiring someone to help us with building work - a labourer not a skilled person. We want to do an extension and OH is qualified to do this himself - but he’s getting older and can’t manage the heavy work himself. He’d supervise and guide and help where he can. I’m guessing we’d have to have insurance of some kind but what else do we have to consider? We’re thinking of looking for someone who has lost their job or a student maybe??
We are building a whole house. Everyone we've employed has public liability insurance. For ourselves, we have taken out self build insurance. Check with your house build insurance company. They will advice on what cover is needed during the building stage.