The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 requires that the PCBU’s with management or control workplaces, fixtures, fittings and plant must, so far as is reasonably practicable ensure the health, safety and welfare of all workers and others to the workplace. Under the new harmonised WHS law that commenced in 2012 it does not matter how the person comes to work at the workplace. Be they contractors, subcontractors self-employed people and the people who work for them, they all come under the responsibility of the PCBU with management or control. Section 14 of the WHS Act establishes that legal obligations cannot be transferred and section 272 of the Act prescribes WHS obligations cannot be contracted out. Therefore, it is imperative that contractors are effectively managed. This safety course will review current WH&S legislation and outline benefits of contract management, WH&S programs for contractors, model WH&S policies, detail employees and contractor responsibilities, and more.