Vocational Training


About the program

This course will set out clearly the legal responsibilities of all relevant parties and explore the practical application of these responsibilities with the course participants. The course will then examine the issues associated with the planning of work to be contracted out and the evaluation, selection, control and monitoring of contractors and sub-contractors engaged to undertake the work. Although the focus is on health and safety, the course will also explain how health and safety issues need to be integrated into your organization’s functional management processes to ensure effective control of contractors.

The course will consider all types of contracted activities, including construction and maintenance, cleaning, security, plant installation, etc.

Learning Objectives
This program will give participants:
  • A practical understanding of risk assessment principles and the transfer of risk to contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Practical guidance on the integration of health and safety controls into organizational procedures
  • A step-by-step guide to the key aspects of managing contractors and sub-contractors. in practice, covering:
  • Planning of the work
  • Handover prior to work commencement
  • During the work
  • Reviewing the work on completion for contractors and sub-contractor’s management

The course will be delivered using a variety of facilitation techniques including trainer presentation, group activities, individual activities, and individual reflection/self-analysis.

  1. Introduction
  • Why manage contractors and sub-contractors?
  • Costs of poor contractors and sub-contractor’s performance
  1. Overview of health and safety law and liability
  • Health and safety law and statutory duties
  1. Relevant legislation for controlling contractors
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  1. Managing contractors in practice
  • Exercise – how well is it happening?
  • The objectives
  • Five step approach
  • Planning of the work
  • Handover prior to work commencement
  • During the work
  • Reviewing the work on completion
  1. Planning the work
  • Scope and extent
  • Risk assessment
  • Interface and other activities
  • Who controls what?
  • Contract arrangements
  1. Pre-work commencement
  • Co-ordination and co-operation
  • Exchange of information
  • Contractor risk assessments and method statements
  • Permits to work
  • Case study exercise
  1. During contract work
  • Communication and liaison
  • Supervision and inspection of the work
  • Inspection and reporting procedures
  • Security issues
  • Facilities and access
  1. Reviewing work on completion
  • Why, what and how?
  • Achieving continuous improvement in contractor performance


This course is designed for all those with responsibility for employing or managing contractors and sub-contractors. Including: Construction Managers, Site superintendents, Site Engineers

All materials needed for the course will be provided.

30 Hours

Certificate of attendance

2,500 QAR