Contractors and Your Business - Training Course

2‑hour course for contractors, managers, officers or a person who employs contractors

This course can be delivered on-site at your premises or at one of our training facilities.

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Course outline

Does your business employ contractors?

Regardless of the type of business you run, at some point in time you may be responsible for employing a contractor. It is your responsibility therefore, to ensure they work in a safe environment.

While a contractor is required to ensure they comply with Work Health and Safety legislation, businesses have a level of responsibility once they are on site and are considered a worker.

The WHS Act places responsibilities on both a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) and the contractor. This course explores accountabilities and identifies where dual responsibilities apply to help implement safety systems.

You will receive guidance to help develop an effective contractor management system.

Topics covered

  • Understand dual responsibilities under WHS regulations and codes of practice
  • Identify the importance of effective and proactive contract management
  • Learn how to implement systems to ensure WHS duties as a PCBU or contractor are covered
  • Learn about the legal rights of contractors, sub-contractors and principal contractors
  • Discover how to develop an effective contractor management system
  • Review legal penalties for failing to comply with the WHS Act

      Who is this course for?

      This course is for contractors, managers, officers or a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), who employs contractors.


      2 hours

      Training delivery

      This training is delivered on request for your organisation. It can be delivered on site at your workplace or at our training facilities. Please submit a training enquiry for further information.

      Our Training lead

      Cindy Jackway

      Training Manager

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