LOCATION:The Holiday Inn. 888 Oldham Rd, Manchester M40 2BS
Health & Safety Contractor Control - 26 September 2019
Contractors provide services ranging from the performance of relatively simple tasks, such as maintenance of office equipment, to more hazardous activities, e.g. window cleaning, construction work or work with electrical systems A contractor is someone who schools can ask to do work and who is not an employee. Any school business manager or caretaker with responsibility for health and safety should be aware of their obligations both to the school and to the contractor. You may be used to having contractors on site but is there a possibility of becoming complacent? When this happens, accidents can occur.
This training will enable those involved directly or indirectly with contractors to understand:
• The selection criteria and checks required before contractors come onto site; • What the HSE expects of schools and contractors; • Why risk assessments and method statements are important; • Dos and don’ts when dealing with contractors; • Hazards and risks associated with contracting work to a third party; • Legal duties for both parties; • Awareness of the contractor selection process.
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
• Appreciate why contractors are a special health and safety risk; • Understand the legal duties that apply in relation to contractors; • Know the systems and procedures which should be in place for the safe management of contract work; • Have the knowledge and skills to supervise or monitor those carrying out contract work.
Who's it for?
School Business Managers, Site Managers and Caretakers