Contractor Management Course


By appointing a contractor to carry out work on their behalf, employers delegate some but not all of their safety management responsibilities. There is a shared responsibility to work safely and this course is designed to help people understand this. Employers remain responsible for engaging competent contractors, for managing them effectively, and providing them with information on known site hazards. Employers must also monitor their contractors once they are appointed, to ensure that they do not undertake activities that are clearly unsafe.

Course objectives

To enable those who attend the course to fully understand the responsibilities imposed by Health & Safety at Work Act to manage contractors effectively. By the end of the course, employers will understand fully their responsibilities and those of their contractors. The course will also enable those with responsibilities to engage contractors to develop their own contractor management procedures.

Who should attend

Suitable for anyone with responsibility for selecting or managing contractors.


1/2 Day

Course content

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (Sec. 3)
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Outline of the Construction, Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007
  • Assessing the competency of contractors developing an approved list of contractors
  • Formal Exchange of Safety Information ┬ápre-qualification questionnaires
  • Providing Contractors with hazard information
  • Ensuring that contractors are aware of the location of Asbestos Containing Material
  • Managing tenants (or occupier) contractors
  • Responsibilities in respect of sub-contractors
  • High Risk Working & Use of Permits
  • Contractor Inductions
  • On-going monitoring of Contractors


Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on?successful completion of the multiple choice assessment.