Managing Client - Contractor Relationships

Managing Client - Contractor Relationships

Monday 07 June 2021

  • Duration: One Week
  • City: Madrid
  • Fees: Classroom: 4250 GBP / Online: 1925 GBP



Health and safety law forces strict obligations on employers to protect the health, safety and welfare of persons not employed by them whilst on their premises.

Anyone overseeing contractors working on site, or managing contractors working on construction projects, needs to comprehend the legislation and its practical implications.

This course reflects the changes to the CDM Regulations introduced in 2007.


This course will give participants:

– An overview of relevant aspects of the British legal system.
– A Comprehending of the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
– A detailed comprehending of the CDM Regulations (including the 2007 changes), the main duty holders and the roles they play.
– A comprehending of the competence requirements for the key duty holders and the principals involved in the selection of competent contractors.
– A highlight of the key elements of HSG65 (‘Successful health and safety management’ HSE Guidance).
– An understanding of how risk assessment, safe systems of work, method statements and permits to work play a pivotal role in managing safety on site.
– The skills needed to set up control arrangements for contractors arriving and leaving site.
– The knowledge to plan for emergencies.
– The skills to monitor and evaluate contractors on site.

Course Outline

Day 1

What is health and safety and why manage it?
– Legal considerations.
– Moral considerations.
– Financial considerations.
– Business considerations.

UK legislation
– Civil liabilities and law.
– Duty of care.

Day 2

Common law
Syndicate exercise
The CDM Regulations
– Application.
– Identification of duty holders.
– Competence.
– Designers/ architects.
– Main contractor.
– Planning supervisor.
– Health and safety plan.
– General contents.
– Pre-tender.
– Construction phase.
– Health and Safety File.
– Format.
– Content.
– Link to contract documents.
– Ongoing use and integration.
– Duty holders’ roles and responsibilities.
– Information and training.
– Competence.
– Communication and cooperation.
– Exclusion of civil liabilities.
– 2006 amendments.

Day 3

Successful health and safety management (HSG65)
– Policy statement.
– Organisation.
– Arrangements.
– Implementation.
– Monitoring.
– Review.
– Audit.
– Application to CDM.

Day 4

Individual exercise – How well do you manage contractors?
Mock assessment and feedback
Planning and pre-tender
Risk assessment:
– Hazards.
– Risk.
– Evaluation of risks.
– Hierarchy of controls.

Day 5

Syndicate exercise – Identifying hazards, assessing risk and introducing controls
Permit to work
– Introduction.
– Description.
– Requirements.
– Activities requiring a permit to work.
– The system principles.
– Selection of contractors.
– Selecting a competent contractor and building a checklist.
– Syndicate exercise – Producing a reasonable enquiries checklist.
– Method statements and safe systems of work.
– Evaluation.
– Syndicate exercise – Using risk assessments to produce method statements.
– Contractors on site.
– Induction.
– Controls.
– Arrangements.
– De-briefs.
– Syndicate exercise – Induction checklist.
– Emergencies on site.
– What can go wrong.
– Planning and being prepared.
– Carrying out simulated exercises.
– Syndicate exercise – Considering emergency arrangements and planning.
– Monitoring.
– Purpose.
– Strategies.
– Review of contractors and the job.
– Purpose.
– Strategies.
– Syndicate exercise – Reviewing of contractors.
– Mock assessment two.
– Auditing.
– Purpose.
– Strategies.
– Setting of projects.
– Final assessment.
– Summary and close.

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