A self-employed person is an individual engaged in an occupation, but not in the service of an employer.
Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, self-employed persons must:
- Determine what their responsibilities are in relation to the health and safety of all workers affected by their activities in the workplace;
- Co-operate with the contractor, sub-contractors, self-employed people, and occupational health committees in protecting the health and safety of everyone in the workplace;
- Conduct their work in a way that does not endanger anyone’s health and safety in the workplace;
- Provide information that could affect the health and safety of others to the contractor, subcontractors, self-employed people and to their occupational health committees;
- Know and follow applicable parts of the contractor’s health and safety program; and
- Know and follow The Saskatchewan Employment Act and regulations.