Ebook: The Definitive Guide to Bringing Contractors Up to Speed

training guideThe importance of teaching contractors to do their new job safely from the beginning is crucial when they are four times more likely to have an accident. Learn how to plan and perform a successful onboarding process with this training guide.

While many contractors work in the construction industry, where safety is a major issue, they may only be working on-site for a short amount of time, meaning the onboarding process needs to be as fast as possible, while safety must still be made the top priority. This makes it important to understand how onboarding can be made a faster and more dependable process by reading this training guide.  

Since contractors are four times more likely to suffer from an accident during their first six months of work, the importance of teaching them to do their job well is clear to see. There are a lot of problems which can occur during the onboarding process and this training manual discusses these issues and how to deal with them in more detail. For example, how online, self-paced learning and the chance to look back over important or complicated details, means that contractors are more likely to have learnt what they need to know before work begins.

A successful onboarding process is set into six parts, discussed in more detail in this training guide.


  1. Using personal characteristics to decide on the right form of training.
  2. Deciding on the details needed for the specific job involved.
  3. Recognizing specific content each group needs to know, often site-specific.
  4. The pros and cons of different processes of delivery, e.g. video, audio, text.
  5. Retaining a strong relationship with contractors and their companies.
  6. Finally:

Survey employees regularly as a temperature check and test that your change strategies are working every step of the way. 

The main subjects mentioned in this training guide (ebook) are:

  • Benefits of successful contractor onboarding and orientations
  • Main problems involved and how to prevent them
  • Six-steps to plan a successful onboarding process