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IIRSM Approved Managing Contractors

Managing Contractors teaches learners the techniques and methods of assessing, selecting, planning, monitoring and reviewing competent contractors.

The IIRSM Approved course meets the requirements for managing contractors in accordance with HSG 159 and INDG 368. 

This course is suitable for those with the responsibility of procuring, appointing or managing contractors.

Now available as an online course. Discounts are available for bulk purchases. 

Learning Methods



1 day/7-hours

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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The dates for this course will be matched to your individual business requirements. Ready to get started? Why not get in touch to discuss dates.

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  • Accidents to contractors can result in substantial costs for a company in terms of property damage and lost time. Making sure staff have the ability to correctly manage contractors can reduce the risk of accidents and avoid the potential for these losses.

  • Contractors are often employed to manage potentially unsafe work. By following the procedures in the course you can be confident that the right contractor will be selected for the job and managed correctly.

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  • Unit 1

    The legal framework

  • Unit 2

    Improving health and safety performance

  • Unit 3

    Clients and contractors

  • Unit 4

    Managing contractors: planning, choosing, working on site, monitoring and reviewing

  • Unit 5

    Common contractor hazards


  • Multiple choice test at the end of the session.

Course Length

  • 1 Day/7-hours

Learning Methods

  • On-Site

    Professional HSE training delivered at your premises

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • Online

    Instant access with interactive study support 

No formal entry requirements.
Unit 1
The legal framework The legal obligations in managing contractors. How to be clear about the work you expect the contractor to do and think about the standards of competence that will be required.
Unit 2
Improving health and safety performance The use of a model to support strategic planning and performance measurement.
Unit 3
Clients and contractors Be able to assess and select competent contractors.
Unit 4
Managing contractors: planning, choosing, working on site, monitoring and reviewing Understand best methods in planning, monitoring and reviewing contractors.
Unit 5
Common contractor hazards Exploring the health and safety risks and hazards faced when managing contractors. 

Managing Contractors Course Guide

Learning Methods Explained

Virtual Classroom or Classroom Delivery:
Once you complete the course, or complete a module, your tutor will issue you with the assessment. If you are sitting the course virtually, you will be emailed a copy of the multiple-choice assessment to complete and we ask that you email the assessment back to Astutis once complete.

Online Delivery: 
You will be presented with a multiple-choice assessment once you have completed all the modules on the course. The assessment is automatically marked and when a passed a certificate is available for download.

Marking of the assessment and posting of the certificate can take between 2-4 weeks. A digital copy of the certificate is also available if required.
Workplace Training

Workplace Training

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the IIRSM Approved Managing Contractors course , you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

Benefits Of Staff Training At Your Organisation

Cost and time saving benefits for larger number of staff.
Your own dedicated account manager to organise all aspects of your training.
Relevant training for your staff can be tailored to company requests.
Choice and convenience of training delivery options to suit your staff.

Whats The Best Way For My Staff To Learn?

Dependent on staff availability, location, budget and your company needs, choose from the options:

Online - Our interactive and multimedia rich courses for staff to fit in around their commitments

Classroom - Expert tutor-led delivery, hosted in a professional training environment across 6-sites within the UK. Alternatively classroom training can be delivered on-site at your premises for multiple learners.

Virtual - The Virtual Learning Academy is the most modern approach to delivering live-online training without the need to travel

Workplace Training

Helping You To Train Your Staff

Independent and practical consultancy support provided by our Chartered Health and Safety, and Environmental practitioners.

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