Managing Contractors in Offices – for Managers

Contractors help organisations access specialised expertise, resolve complex issues and achieve flexibility. However, employing contractors comes with inherent risks, which can be reduced with proper management.

This Managing Contractors in Offices course gives trainees the knowledge to effectively supervise contractors within an office environment. It also clarifies both the managers’ and contractors’ health and safety responsibilities, including the duty to collaborate to ensure any work undertaken is done safely.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate of completion

Simple login and user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand legislation concerning the health and safety of contractors

Recognise 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 Offices – 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 Offices

This Managing Contractors in Offices course is designed to give senior staff the knowledge and skills to effectively manage contractors in office environments.

Managers develop a comprehensive understanding of their duties when hiring, managing and supervising contractors in an office environment. 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 Offices Important?

Despite the potential benefits, organisations are exposed to risks when hiring contractors. You must be confident contractors are competent and prepared to cooperate with permanent staff on health and safety issues before any work can begin. Contractors must also be able to effectively assess the risks they’ll face during the hire period.

However, due to the temporary nature of their work, it’s often difficult for contractors to familiarise themselves with particular hazards. This lack of awareness makes it hard for contractors to accurately assess risks and put sufficient control measures in place.

These challenges make the role of the manager pivotal in ensuring the safety and compliance of contractors across the entire contract period. You must be able to collaborate with the contractor to safely plan, supervise and review their work.

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: Foster cooperation and coordination between your organisation and contractors to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Providing Necessary Supervision: Provide the appropriate level of supervision to ensure compliance with safety procedures.

Course Outline

Single Module

20+ minutes

This course contains of the following sections:

Provides insight into the role and significance of contractors in office settings, outlining their impact and contributions.

Explains the legal frameworks and regulations governing contractor management within office environments.

Outlines the significance of efficient planning and covers strategies for effectively integrating contractors into office projects and operations.

Explains best practice for selecting contractors that align with specific needs and requirements for office-based work.

Explores the process of onboarding contractors into office environments, including safety protocols and office-specific guidelines.

Outlines the effective methods for ongoing contractor management, including performance evaluation and risk mitigation within office contexts.

Highlights the importance of post-project evaluation to assess contractor performance, identify areas for improvement and ensure continued excellence in contractor management.

Why Choose Managing Contractors in Offices with Human Focus?

Study anytime and in bite-size sessions

More affordable than classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Understand the health and safety responsibilities of office managers and contractors

Learn essential steps to maintain safety when engaging contractors

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Managing Contractors in Offices Certification

Managing Contractors in Offices Training Certificate

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an 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 for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

What does my certificate include?

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to cooperate with contractors and ensure they’re made aware of any health and safety information relevant to their work before they start. You should also monitor the contractor’s work to ensure compliance throughout the entire project.

Both the contractor and the party hiring them share responsibility for the contractors’ safety. Your specific duties as the employer include checking the contractor is competent, completing your own risk assessment and making the contractor aware of hazards and the control measures already in place. You should also review the contractor’s work after they’ve finished.

It’s essential you communicate safety guidelines to contractors. You should also monitor their work to ensure they’re following established procedures and control measures. It’s important you plan how you will monitor and supervise the contractor before they start work.

Hopefully, this won’t be an issue if you’ve confirmed the contractor is competent and up to the task before they start work. Regular supervision should also help you avoid any problems with the finished work. If there are issues, it’s important you communicate them promptly and request improvements if you believe the contractor can complete them safely.