Managing Contractors Training

Duration 2-3 hours

Last audited 12th September 2023

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Managing Contractors
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Managing Contractors training course explains exactly what your business and contractors are required to do regarding health and safety procedures. It explains how to consider the risks associated with contractors’ work and create an appropriate plan to control them. Furthermore, it emphasises the importance of communicating and coordinating with your contractors to make the work as efficient and safe as possible.

By law, any business that hires contractors to work on their premises becomes responsible for their health and safety. If you are in charge of managing health and safety in your workplace, this applies to you. You and the contractors both have joint responsibilities however, so it’s important to know what health and safety law requires from each of you.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance

Developed by health and safety professionals

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • Why managing contractors is important.
  • What the law requires of businesses who hire contractors and who is responsible for their health and safety.
  • The various regulations that may apply to contractor work.
  • How to effectively plan the work and properly assess the risks associated with it.
  • How to communicate and coordinate with contractors.
  • What information you and your contractors should share with one another.
  • Where you might need a permit to work.
  • How to suitably select contractors.
  • How to effectively supervise and review contractor work.

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Module 1: Introduction to Managing Contractors

What is a contractor, why managing contractors is important, case studies, and consequences of poor management.

Module 2: Legal Requirements

Health and safety legislation, CDM Regulations, COSHH and DSEAR, safety data sheets, hazard labelling and packaging, Control of Asbestos, Work at Height and LOLER, user manuals for machines and equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and legal responsibilities.

Module 3: Planning Contractor Work

Planning the work, risk assessment, further safety procedures, permits to work, and selecting contractors.

Module 4: Management of Health and Safety

Signing in and out, site contact, monitoring the work, and reviewing the work.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

This Managing Contractors training is designed for those who oversee health and safety in their workplace and communicate directly with the contractors hired by the business. For example, the employer or designated responsible person. It is not designed for general employees of the business, as it’s not their duty to manage the health and safety of contractors.

If you are in charge of managing health and safety in your business and you regularly hire contractors, you should take this course.

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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