Managing Contractors in Industry – for Managers

Contractors play a vital role in industry. They undertake specialised and high-risk tasks such as repairs, maintenance and construction. But unfortunately, accidents involving contractors are common. This is due to their unfamiliarity with the workplace hazards, the environment and established safety measures.

This Managing Contractors in Industry training programme equips industry managers with the necessary knowledge to safely supervise contractors. It clarifies both the managers’ and contractors’ health and safety responsibilities. This includes a duty to work with contractors to ensure any work undertaken is done so safely.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the vital role of contractors in various industries

Comprehend legislation concerning the health and safety of contractors

Discover the shared health and safety responsibilities of both clients and contractors

Learn the five essential health and safety steps when hiring contractors

Explore strategies for careful management and monitoring

Develop skills for planning work involving subcontractors

Learn how to review contractors’ work to ensure compliance and safety

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Managing Contractors in Industry – for Managers

£25.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 14 £25.00
15 - 24 £22.00
25 - 34 £20.00
35 - 44 £18.00
45 - 59 £15.00
60 - 69 £14.00
70 - 89 £12.00
90 - 99 £10.00
100 - 200 £9.50

About Managing Contractors in Industry Training

Hiring contractors offers flexibility and specialised expertise; however, it doesn’t come without risks. Poor management of contractors can allow accidents or injuries to happen, which can lead to additional costs, delays and legal repercussions.

This Managing Contractors in Industry course is designed for managers who coordinate hired contractors and oversee health and safety in industrial workplaces. The course gives industry managers a comprehensive understanding of their duties when hiring, managing and supervising contractors to ensure they can complete their work without incident. It also clarifies managers’ and contractors’ health and safety responsibilities and covers essential steps for maintaining safety when engaging contractors.

Why is Managing Contractors in Industry Training Important?

Many organisations rely on contractors to complete specialist or high-risk tasks due to their particular knowledge and skills. These specialist roles are often short-term, making it difficult for contractors to familiarise themselves with specific workplaces, procedures or practices.

This lack of knowledge makes accidents involving contractors all too common. They’re often unaware of the risks and hazards that are present in their temporary workplaces as well as the rules and safety procedures that are followed to prevent accidents.

Contractors also often work in some of the most hazardous industries, such as construction, which is considered the most dangerous in Britain. According to the Health and Safety Executive, of the 135 workers killed in work-related accidents last year, the majority worked in construction.

Employers are obligated to ensure the health and safety of all people at work, including contractors. This requirement means employers must be sure contractors are competent and hold the relevant qualifications. They must also collaborate with contractors on risk assessments, compare relevant findings and provide contractors with the necessary supervision and instruction to do their jobs safely.

This Managing Contractors in Industry training course provides managers with the knowledge and skills to select suitable contractors, supervise their activities and work with them to assess and control risks to ensure their health and safety while under contract.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

As an employer, you have a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure the health and safety of people at work on your site, including contractors.

It’s essential to be aware of the following responsibilities as an employer:

  • Hiring Suitable Contractors: It is your duty to select contractors who are qualified and competent for the tasks at hand.
  • Conducting Risk Assessment: You must conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards associated with contractor work.
  • Suitably Controlling Risks: After identifying hazards, it’s essential to implement measures that adequately control and minimise these risks.
  • Communicating Health and Safety Information: Ensure contractors have clear and comprehensive health and safety information relevant to their work.
  • Cooperation and Coordination: To maintain a safe working environment, foster cooperation and coordination between your organisation and contractors.
  • Providing Necessary Supervision: Provide the appropriate level of supervision to ensure compliance with safety procedures.

Other significant legislation, such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002, also apply in specific cases.

It is necessary to acknowledge and fulfil these legal obligations to safeguard the health and safety of all contractors working on your premises. Keeping contractors safe and complying with legislation will also protect your organisation from the potential legal consequences, costs, delays and reputational harm that can come from workplace accidents.

Course Outline

Single Module

20+ minutes

This course contains the following sections:

Explains what contractors are and why they require careful attention.

Discusses the legal relationship between clients and contractors, significant legislation related to contractor health and safety and the duties of employers.

Focuses on risk assessment, developing safety controls and considering health and safety implications for jobs involving subcontractors.

Guides on choosing the right contractor and why you must consider factors like their role, risk controls and safety procedures.

Explains the contractor induction process and highlights its importance in ensuring early adherence to health and safety procedures.

Explores how to create management and monitoring plans that ensure compliance with health and safety procedures.

Outlines the process of reviewing work and how to improve the process next time.

Why Choose Managing Contractors in Industry Training with Human Focus?

Study anytime and in bite-size sessions

More affordable than classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Learn the health and safety responsibilities of industry managers and contractors

Discover essential steps to maintain safety when engaging contractors

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Managing Contractors in Industry Certification

Managing Contractors in Industry Training Certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end-of-course assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The IIRSM-approved certificate will be available instantly for download and printing upon course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The Managing Contractors in Industry certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Those who are involved in overseeing or managing contractor activities within an industrial environment should take this course. Specific job roles include plant managers, construction site managers, operations managers, health and safety managers or small business owners.

This Managing Contractors in Industry course costs £25 +VAT.

Yes. After completing this training course, you can download your printable IIRSM-approved certificate.

This training course takes about 20 minutes to complete.

This course covers the following sections:

  • Understanding Contractors
  • The Legal Background
  • Planning Work Involving a Subcontractor
  • Contractor Selection
  • Contractor Induction
  • Managing and Monitoring
  • Reviewing Work