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Managing Contractor Health and Safety

Understand pre-qualification and the PCBU’s responsibilities in a contract or supply chain. If you engage contractors or subcontractors whose work activities are influenced or directed by the PCBU, this course should be viewed as essential. It’s suitable for all managers, supervisors, Health and Safety Representatives and workers involved in contractor engagement, pre-qualifications etc.


What you’ll learn...

Contracting services is common practice across a wide range of workplaces, making contractor health and safety a significant issue for many organisations.

This course will help you better understand and manage your role and responsibilities in the contracting chain. The PCBU’s primary duty of care under the HSWA is a broad overarching obligation to manage the safety of Contractors, their workers, subcontractors and the self-employed while at work.


After, you’ll be able to...

  • Recognise the roles and responsibilities of a PCBU when engaging and managing contractors.
  • Understand how contractor pre-qualification works.
  • Review / evaluate a contractor’s site-specific Health and Safety Plan.
  • Apply the consultation, coordination and cooperation process with contractors, and conduct a review of a contractor’s health and safety performance.


NZQA Standards (Optional)

17595 Version 4, Level 4, Credits 8

Explain health and safety management requirements for contractors working on site.

Learners can expect to do an additional 73 hours of self-directed learning to complete this unit standard.

Note: This is not an NZQA approved course, however learners that achieve the unit standard attached to this course will have this added to their Record of Achievement from NZQA.


Duration: 1 day

Level: Intermediate

Delivery: Face to face (in class)


Course Costs:

Member (Standard) $940 + GST

Non-Member (Standard) $1,340 + GST

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