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Prime Contractor Training

Prime contractors are an important part of many work sites. That’s why employees must understand the roles and responsibilities associated with them. This prime contractor training is designed to help participants understand the roles of prime contractors, owners, and contractors. The contents of this course are ideal for those accepting or assigning prime contractor status. This course also gives an overview of the development of worksite safety plans and determining the suitability of service providers. Upon completion of this course, participants can determine whether a prime contractor is meeting their legal and safety obligations. Participants will also be able to guide their organization in functioning as the prime contractor.

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Prime Contractor Training Course Topics

  • Occupational Health & Safety terminology (Owner, Prime Contractor, Contractor, Supplier, Employer, Worker, Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee, Health and Safety Representative, and Work Site).
  • The purpose of assigning a Prime Contractor to a worksite and associated laws.
  • The benefits of maintaining or transferring the role of Prime Contractor.
  • Roles and responsibilities associated with the Prime Contractors.
  • How to select the appropriate contract service provider for each project.
  • The Prime Contractor selection process.
  • The implementation of Occupational Health & Safety closed systems.
  • Monitoring and follow-up of the Prime Contractor’s Occupational Health and Safety System.

Online Prime Contractor Training Duration

This online prime contractor course requires approximately 3 hours to complete. As an online course, it is self-paced and can be paused as needed based on schedule requirements.

Assessment and Completion

Testing is conducted throughout the modules of this prime contractor training to assess the user’s comprehension of the content. Participants are given up to three attempts to achieve a score of at least 80% or higher. Upon successfully passing the course, a certificate of completion is awarded.

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