Contractor Safety Management

Health & Safety

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Contractor safety is becoming a significant issue for many workplaces.

For individuals, this means working in places that are controlled, not by an employer, but by a business to which they are contracted. PCBU's have to think broadly about who is working in their business - including their contractors. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act where there is overlapping health and safety duties each PCBU has a duty to consult and co-operate with the other PCBU' to ensure health and safety matters are managed.


If you are responsible for engaging or managing contractors, or your business is considering contracting staff as a future business option, you will benefit from attending this workshop.

It is designed for business owners, general managers, human resource managers, procurement managers, project/contract managers, engineering managers and maintenance managers. Property managers, franchisors and health and safety professionals will also benefit from attending.


  • The different duties of the various parties in a contract chain
  • How to manage the risks of various contractor types
  • How to document, implement, manage and review a contractor risk management framework
  • Migrating existing contractors to the new Health and Safety at Work Act


  • Understand key components of health and safety legislation and how it relates to contractor management
  • Explain health and safety obligations that PCBU's have to contractors
  • Outline the considerations in procuring, selecting, engaging and managing contractors
  • Prepare a contract with health and safety considerations
  • Conduct health and safety performance assessments on contractors
  • Assess a contractor's safety record
  • Prepare/audit contractor health and safety documentation
  • Assess a contractors health and safety management plan


Four hours


Course Dates

Queenstown 08 May 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm Nugget Point Hotel, 146 Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown
Invercargill 16 June 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill
Dunedin 04 August 2020 09:00 am - 01:00 pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin


$ 325.00 + GST for members
$ 455.00 + GST for non-members

NZTE Voucher

This workshop has qualified the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA68

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit


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