Despite a strong focus on health and safety in recent years, there are still hundreds of accidents each year, many of which involve contractors. According to the UK Health and Safety Executive, figures for 2018/19 show 147 workers killed at work, over 69,000 employee injuries reported under RIDDOR and 4.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
The EssentialSkillz Contractor Safety course provides contractors with the information they need to identify and minimise potential dangers that can exist within a workplace. The online course highlights the duties and responsibilities of the contractor, as well as your organisation, to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. It also outlines the code of behaviour necessary to reduce accidents in the workplace.
The course has been designed to cover specific areas, including the importance of effective communication between contractor, organisation, other workers and the general public; safety equipment, including what to wear; the use of any special equipment; and security and emergency procedures. This course can be used as an overview of health and safety, but a face-to face site-based induction is also recommended to ensure contractors know the specifics of your organisation and what they need to do in the event of an emergency.
Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Contractor Safety eLearning course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, all at no extra cost.