arrow Back to our courses

Managing Contractors

CPD & Citation Approved

A contractor can be described as any professional who offers their skills and services to an organisation for a fee. Many businesses use contractors for a number of reasons, including fixing a problem quickly, gaining an increased access to skills, and for increased flexibility.

Course Description

However, employing contractors doesn’t come without its risks. Improper use and poor management of contractors can lead to injuries, ill health, additional costs, and delays.

During this course, users will learn about their responsibilities whenever they hire, manage, or supervise contractors, as well as the responsibilities that contractors have to keep themselves and others safe.

We also discuss how to choose the right contractors and how to plan their work, what procedures must be in place, and how to make sure that everyone plays their part in maintaining a safe working environment.

Target Audience

This short online training course has been designed for the use of employees across all industry sectors.


This Online Managing Contractors course is approved by leading industry bodies CPD & Citation. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time to fit the training in around their work and personal life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the difference between a contractor and an employee
  • Know the benefits and risks of using contractors to carry out work
  • Know who’s legally responsible for contractors’ safety and the safety of anyone affected by their work

Further Progression & Related Courses

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this course include:

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Managing Contractors 1 Managing Contractors 70
Managing Contractors 2 The 5 Step Plan 70

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


20 minutes

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Multiple User & Bulk Purchase Discounts Available. Please call for details.

Our Approved Training Partners

We are proud supporters of the RNLI-Lifeboats, saving lives together.

Please see our Certificates for a full list of our approved accredited governing bodies.