Managing contractors is one of the most challenging areas of general health and safety management; it is an area with a lot of scope for things to go wrong, leading to failures that frequently feature in health and safety prosecutions. Taking control of contract work and fulfilling your legal obligations can seem like a daunting task – not only are there practical issues like selecting the right contractor and communicating effectively with them, but there are several legal responsibilities which, if not met, can land you in hot water.
To help you avoid problems and pitfalls, we’ve developed this popular one-day training course that offers practical advice based on guidance from the UK’s Health and Safety Regulator, the HSE. The programme allows you to assess your organisation’s current arrangements and to compare them with best practice, leading to the development of an action plan for improvement. You will discuss the legal position on contractors before considering how to select a competent contractor and monitor them to ensure that the chances of costly incidents are reduced.
‘Managing contractors’ is built around current guidance from the HSE. The course will help you to ensure the safety of your staff and others when contractors are working on your premises. ‘Managing contractors’ is presented by a Chartered Safety Practitioner with significant experience of practical safety management and is highly regarded by all clients.
Failure to appoint competent, safe contractors may lead to serious incidents. These can cost your organisation a great deal of time and money. Having an effective contractor management system helps to avoid these losses. Effective contractor management helps to ensure that tasks are completed on time, on budget and with minimal disruption.
The chances are that our trainer will have faced similar contractor management issues to those you currently face, so can share their thoughts and experience to help you to work out a solution. This will help make the workplace safe for all concerned.
Typical problems faced by organisations include:
- how to select contractors to ensure safety
- how to verify a contractor’s health and safety record
- how to monitor contractors’ safety, and
- how to be sure that enough has been done to appoint competent and safe contractors.
Delegates will receive sensible, pragmatic advice on the above. Discussion of your current contractor management issues is encouraged.
Who is this course for?
The course is open to anyone from any organisation, but especially those with responsibility for arranging and managing contract work. In-house Safety Advisors will benefit from being able to claim CPD.
In recent years we have delivered this course to a diverse range of clients in sectors such as:
This is one of our most popular one-day courses, and it consistently receives excellent reviews. A strong Contractor Management Policy, covering selection, induction, and ongoing supervision is vital to reducing workplace accidents and loss amongst contractors as well as your own workers.
Delegates receive sensible, pragmatic advice from our tutor, a Chartered Safety Practitioner with years of experience of practical safety management. The chances are that, if you have a contractor management issue, our trainer will have faced a similar problem so will be well-placed to help you out.
What will I learn?
Delegates have the opportunity to discuss their contractor management issues and come away with a better understanding of how to approach this challenging aspect of safety management.
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Next available course:
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes Central
500 Saxon Gate
Also available nationwide at your premises for groups of 3 -15 delegates.
Open courses: £350 + VAT per delegate, inclusive of tuition, notes, all refreshments and a buffet lunch.
In-company courses: contact us for an all-inclusive quote.