½ Day Selection and Management of Contractors

Course Overview

This course addresses the key issues, including how to select and appoint contractors, set and monitor performances targets and ensure that work is conducted safely.

Contractors are employed as third parties to carry out work on behalf of the client; in any client/contractor relationship, both parties will have duties under health and safety law.  Similarly, if the contractor employs sub-contractors to carry out some or all of the work, all parties will share some health and safety responsibilities, which makes the issue of managing health and safety a difficult one.  Work undertaken by contractors is one of the riskiest areas for the client, who is likely to be able to exert less control over their work than that of their own employees.

Who should attend

This course is for anyone in the responsible position of managing contractors


This course will allow you to make the right decision when you are looking for and working with contractors.  It will help you avoid appointing firms with a poor health and safety record or that could put your own organisation at risks.

Course Content

  • The scope of contract works – legal issues relating to contract work
  • Assessing the risks of contract work pre-and post-tender
  • Proper selection of contractors
  • Considerations before commencement of the work
  • Control and responsibilities during the contract work
  • Monitoring the contract performance
  • Learning from the results of monitoring

All of our couses are delivered by qualified teachers and trainers, ensuring you take away a genuine understanding of key issues and how they relate to your business or organisation