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Topic area 8: Managing the health and safety contractors

Estimated Duration: 1 Hour


Lecture Plan

1. Types of Contractor

Major contracts – large expenditure and long period on site

2. The Quarry/Contractor Relationship

3. Duty of care – in the past it was assumed that using contractors relieved employers from their duty of care obligations.

4. Selecting Contractors

5. Post Award Phase

Suggested Reading & Other Resources

HSE – Managing Contractors: A Guide for Employers, HSE Books, 1997.

Course documents

Updated 2012-11-19