Contractor Safety Online Training

This Contract Online Training course covers:

  • Your duty to minimise the risks of workplace accidents.
  • Specific health and safety requirements and legislation.
  • The responsibilities of both contractor and the organisation.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

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.

This Contractor Safety Online Training course takes on average 20 minutes to complete.

Course Content

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.

Key features

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:

Fully customisable by you

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.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


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.


Our Contractor Safety Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Contractor Safety training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.

Add your own questions

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.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

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.

Who should take this course?

The course is for contractors and subcontractors working on a client organisation’s site.

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