For many organisations, contractors provide a cost-effective way of delivering jobs across construction, demolition, installation, repairs and/ or maintenance. But while a contractor is not a permanent employee, your organisation still has a responsibility to make sure each and every one of your contractors understand their responsibilities, especially when it comes to ensuring a healthy and safe workplace.
Despite a strong focus on recent year on health and safety, 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.
All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:
Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions - with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.
Our Contractor Safety course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.
On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.
Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.
Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.
As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.
The course will give you, and your contractors, the tools you need to work safely, minimise risks and promote good practice.