Contractor Health and Safety Course

Course Description

An overview of health and safety issues in the construction industry, providing a framework in which owners, employers, and contractors can get the work done safely.

Employing contractors to work for you is a common practice today, but are you clear on your responsibilities regarding their health & safety? Owners, employers and contractors, involved in a contract have responsibilities to ensure that the work is done safely and according to the health and safety legislation in their jurisdiction.

This course is a basic overview of health and safety issues in contract work. It provides a framework in which owners, employers, and contractors can fulfill their responsibilities and get the work done safely.

Although legislation may differ from one jurisdiction to another, the principles introduced in this course can help establish due diligence. Contractor Health and Safety identifies the elements of a contract safety program from start to finish.

Quizzes, examples and case studies are used to help the learning process.

Course Content

  • Definitions & Legal Requirements
  • Pre Contract Activities
  • Contract Documentation
  • Awarding a Contract
  • Contract Management & Compliance
  • Contract Evaluation

Course Objectives

  • Identify the legal responsibilities of key participants in a contract
  • Know what health and safety information should be included in a contract
  • Understand the requirements for effective contract management and compliance with workplace health and safety responsibilities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a contract agreement

Target Group

  • Owners and employers
  • Contractors
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee members involved in contract development, or in developing a contract health and safety program

Course duration:
One (1) Day

Costs Include:

  • Training Manuals
  • Facilitation


  • None

Conference Facilities:

  • To be provided by client

Meals and Tea:

  • To be provided by client