Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Did you know that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in 2017/18?

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

Health & Safety Awareness / Introductory Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

½ day course – Refresher training recommended every 3 years

This qualification has been specifically designed to provide candidates with a basic introduction to workplace health and safety. It is suitable for all employees working in a range of environments, as well as employees returning to work or entering work for the first time. With all subjects covered in just 4 hours, this qualification is ideal for providing employees with a basic understanding of workplace health and safety whilst helping employers to fulfil their legal duties.

What’s Covered:

  • Health and Safety roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Workplace hazards and risks:
    • • Slips, trips and falls
    • • Working at heights
    • • Manual handling
    • • Hazardous substances
    • • Machinery and vehicles
    • • Electricity
    • • Fire
    • • Stress
  • Workplace conditions that can affect health and safety
  • Health and safety signage
  • Personal Protective Equipment and its uses
  • Importance of personal hygiene
  • The purpose of first aid provision
  • The need for reporting incidents and ill health

Health and Safety / Foundation Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

1 day course – Refresher training recommended every 3 years

This qualification is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. What’s more, with subjects covered in just 1 day, this qualification is the ideal way for organisations to improve health and safety awareness, whilst minimising disruption to everyday business operations!

What’s Covered:

  • Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Health and safety laws, including:
    • • Penalties for non-compliance
    • • Training and competence in the workplace
    • • Communicating health and safety information
  • Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy
  • Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards:
    • • Slips, trips and falls
    • • Manual handling
    • • Fire safety
    • • Working from height
    • • Electricity
    • • Hazardous substances
    • • Workplace conditions
    • • Ergonomics
    • • Equipment
    • • Noise and vibration
    • • Transport and vehicles
    • • Violence
    • • Smoking, alcohol and drugs
    • • Stress
  • Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents
  • Recording incidents, accidents and ill health

Health and Safety / Intermediate Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

3 day course – Refresher training recommended every 3 years

This qualification is designed to provide candidates with a more advanced understanding of health and safety. Ideal for those who work or intend to work at a supervisory or management level, this 3 day course covers a range of health and safety topics, including: workplace legal requirements, the benefits of using a health and safety system, principles of risk assessment and the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards. Successful candidates will leave with a greater understanding of health and safety in the workplace, enabling them to help maintain a safer working environment.

What’s Covered:

  • Health and safety legal requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities of employers
  • Demonstrating best practice for health and safety compliance
  • Communicating health and safety information
  • Definition of key health and safety terms
  • Main causes of injuries and ill health at work
  • Safety management systems:
    • • Costs associated with accidents and ill health
    • • Key elements of safety management systems
    • • Benefits of using a safety management system
  • Principles of risk assessment:
    • • Benefits of assessing and controlling risks
    • • Types of risk assessment
    • • Where risk assessments should be used
    • • Steps needed to complete a simple risk assessment
  • Risks and control methods for common workplace hazards:
    • • Occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors
    • • Injuries, ill health and other damage that can occur
    • • Identifying risk control measures using the hierarchy of control
  • Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents
  • Investigation techniques for revealing immediate and root causes

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