Managing Contractors Online Course

Managing Contractors Online Course

2-3 Hours2-3 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

If you hire a contractor to work on site, you’re legally responsible for their health and safety. However, it’s not just the business that’s liable, the contractors themselves are responsible, too. Plus, whoever oversees health and safety procedures.

This online training course has been created by health and safety experts in accordance with UK law. It breaks down responsibilities for the employer, the contractor and the health and safety manager, so you’ll know how to communicate with contractors, monitor their work effectively and make sure everyone is adhering to health and safety regulations.

There’s no time limit to complete the course, so you can learn at your own pace. However, it’s expected to take around 2-3 hours. It’s also accredited and assured by CPD and RoSPA Qualifications.


This online course takes 2-3 hours to complete. By that time, you’ll understand:

  • What a contractor is
  • The importance of managing contractors effectively
  • Legal requirements of the business hiring contractors
  • Who is responsible for contractors’ health and safety while they’re on site
  • Regulations relating to contractor work
  • How to carry out a risk assessment
  • Discussing work plans with contractors
  • What information you need to share with contractors
  • What information contractors need to share with you
  • When you need a work permit
  • Where to find good contractors
  • Reviewing contractor work


This online training course covers the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to managing contractors
  • How managing contractors differs from managing permanent staff
  • The importance of managing a contractor properly
  • What happens if you don’t manage a contractor well
  • Case studies and examples
  • The legalities of working with contractors
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • CDM Regulations, COSHH and DSEAR
  • Health and safety requirements for various worksites, including Working at Height, LOLER, and Control of Asbestos
  • Machines, manuals and equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Planning work, risk assessments and safety procedures
  • How to find and choose the right contractors
  • Health and safety management
  • Signing in and out of the site
  • Monitoring and reviewing contractor work


At the end of this e-learning course, you’ll take a multiple-choice test of 10 questions. It’s marked automatically, and you’ll need 80% to pass. If you don’t pas first time, you’re welcome to re-take the test as many times as you need to at no extra cost.

You’ll receive a CPD-certified digital certificate straight away.

As well as conforming to CPD guidelines, this course is certified by the widely recognised Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications Assurance System.

Who is this Course for?

If you’re a contractor, this course is a useful way to understand what your responsibilities are when taking on a new role on a site or within a workplace.

If you’re responsible for workplace health and safety in a business that hires contractors, you should also take this course. The employer, the contractor and the health and safety practitioner all have duties to adhere to by law, so it’s important that each person has a solid understanding of the legal requirements in relation to contractors.

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