We are currently working as a subcontractor to a PC under NEC Option A. On a couple of occasions we have been stopped works on what the PC deems to be Health and Safety grounds. We would counter the issues as being relatively minor and not being pursuant to stopping the works. Added to that, generally this is not being communicated or instructed in line with the contract, rather it’s done verbally or via email between personnel not named in the contract. We have asked previously for this to be communicated formally in line with the contract.
Would this constitute a CE on the grounds that we believe the works do not merit being stopped and/or the failure to communicate in line with the contract?
Is there any limitation on what the PC can stop works on? The fear being that works can be stopped for minor points and our programme continues to suffer without any route to recovery