Who are contractors?
Why manages contractors?
Different types of contractors.
Costs of poor contractor performance.
Overview of health and safety law and liability
Health and safety law and statutory duties.
Relevance of civil and criminal law.
Enforcement and prosecution.
Relevant legislation for controlling contractors
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (as amended, 2006)
Other relevant legislation.
Managing contractors in practice
Exercise – how well is it happening?
Five step approach.
Planning of the work.
Handover prior to work commencement.
During the work.
Reviewing the work on completion.
Planning the work
Scope and extent.
Interface and other activities.
Who controls what?
Selecting the right contractor(s)
Locating contractor organisations.
Selection the right contractors.
Assessing contractor competence.
Co-ordination and co-operation.
Exchange of information.
Contractor risk assessments and method statements.
Permits to work.
Case study exercise.
During contract work
Communication and liaison.
Supervision and inspection of the work.
Inspection and reporting procedures.
Facilities and access.
Reviewing work on completion
Why, what and how?
Achieving continuous improvement in contractor performance.