7. Dealing with Other Businesses

Relevant to: Course length: NZQA Unit Standard: Eligible for assistance?
Everyone who deals
with other PCBUs e.g.
contractors, sub-contractors 
1 day     17595(Assessment cost additional)NZTE Capability
 Development voucher applies

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 defines contractors, sub-contractors and other businesses you deal with as "other PCBUs". The old notion of you as the "principal" or "site controller" no longer applies. Your business or your legal entity is a PCBU and where there are overlapping H&S duties, a PCBU has to consult and co-operate with other PCBUs and even monitor other PCBU activities to ensure that H&S is managed. This course will help you manage those duties and overlaps.

Please Note: this course only has limited public course scheduling but is available as an inhouse course on request

Sessions Topic

  • 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

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Understand key components of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and how they relate to contractor management
  • Explain Health & Safety obligations that PCBUs have to contractors
  • Outline the considerations in procuring, selecting, engaging and managing contractors
  • Prepare a contract with Health & Safety considerations
  • Conduct Health & Safety performance assessments on contractors
  • Assess a contractor's Health & Safety record
  • Prepare/audit contractor Health & Safety documentation
  • Assess a contractor's Health & Safety management plan


Full day course, 9am – 4pm

Includes workbook, arrival tea or coffee, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea.

Course Details

Course schedule TBA.

NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme

This Course has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme.


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.

Business Central is an accredited provider of the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme and approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the total workshop cost. The voucher amount is dependent on the price of the training or workshop.

To check if you are eligible for this scheme please follow the link below.

NZTE Business Capability Development Scheme


Prices indicated are per person.

Members: $449 + GST

Non Members: $649 + GST


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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 10 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.