Course Info

Code IND04-111

Duration 5 Days

Format Classroom

Course Summary

Construction projects involve a great number of people, which makes effective site management absolutely crucial. Due to the nature of construction, health and safety monitoring and quality control are the main areas that require constant attention.

Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation, and Commissioning (EPCIC) contracts are the most common contract used within construction. These contracts strictly lay out terms of work in great detail, and are an essential tool in driving productivity, yet they also have a strong focus on health and safety. EPCICs require a vast amount of planning before a project is carried out, ensuring all safety measures and risk elements are accounted for and considered in regard to an adequate contingency plan.

Site managers are responsible for overseeing quality, and maintaining health, safety, and welfare in alignment with EPCIC from start to finish. Without the role of a site manager, construction sites can quickly become extremely unsafe and have the potential to cause great harm. Site managers need a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of construction sites, how to correctly create plans, and conduct necessary risk management strategies.

  • To plan and manage the work of sub-contractors.
  • To explain what EPCIC is and its importance.
  • To understand how to effectively interpret EPCIC contracts.
  • To manage quality control on a construction site.
  • To gain a detailed understanding of the mechanics of construction projects.
  • To review the duties and responsibilities of site management personnel.
  • To evaluate essential site planning processes.
  • To analyse the management of all vital areas within the site.
  • To identify legislative requirements for health and safety.
  • To maintain a safe working environment.

This course is designed for anyone with the responsibilities of site management who wishes to develop their knowledge of EPCIC. It would be most beneficial for:

  • Technical Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Health and Safety Officers
  • HR Personnel
  • Site Managers
  • Site Supervisors
  • Operations Managers
  • Cost and Control Managers
  • Sub-Contractor Personnel

This course uses a variety of adult learning styles to aid full understanding and comprehension. Participants will review genuine examples of EPCIC contracts and other documents relating to site management to highlight key areas of importance.

They will be provided with the necessary tools required to effectively analyse their examples and gain a thorough understanding of how they work. Participants will partake in role-playing activities with others to practice planning, negotiating, and managing EPCIC contracts. They will also review health and safety regulations together and enact scenarios where potential issues could occur, and provide solutions to them. These activities will help the participants truly grasp the taught content and develop a full and detailed understanding of it.

Course Content & Outline

Section 1: Introduction
  • Features of the construction industry.
  • Features of a construction site.
  • Ensuring the mobility of facilities.
  • Evaluating the multiplicity of agencies.
  • Providing full access to the site and site roads.
  • Different types of construction.
  • Defining EPCIC.


Section 2: Quality Control
  • Procedures and standards to maintain quality.
  • Utilising tools and systems to monitor quality.
  • Implementing processes for recycling recovered materials.
  • Finding the ideal areas to store materials.
  • Methods of reducing waste.


Section 3: Health and Safety Control
  • Analysing current Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations.
  • Reviewing Health, Safety, and Welfare legislation and its influence on standard practices.
  • Implementing Health, Safety, and Welfare management into the construction site.
  • Prioritising risk management – risk audits and assessments.
  • How EPCIC contracts focus on health and safety.


Section 4: Traffic Control
  • How to minimise vehicle movements.
  • Providing space and awareness for reversing vehicles.
  • Creating strategies for traffic management.
  • Signs, warning devices, and visibility.


Section 5: Measuring Workload
  • Estimation process for a construction tender.
  • Identify different factors that influence workload and work output. 
  • Producing a valuation for the construction work.
  • Conducting workload analysis.
  • Delegating tasks accordingly.


Section 6: Managing Sub-Contractors.
  • Benefits of using sub-contractors.
  • Planning the work of sub-contractors in accordance with industry standards.
  • Creating and managing EPCIC contracts with sub-contractors.
  • Managing sub-contractors on site.
  • Communicating site and customer needs effectively.
  • Maintaining clear and concise documents.

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