Health and safety training is important for any company irrespective of size or distribution. Health and safety legislation, which includes the Health & Safety etc. at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, requires any organisation which employs 5 or more staff to have appropriate health and safety arrangements in place. This may include, for example, a Health and Safety Policy, Statement of Intent and/or other welfare arrangements. Having the right health and safety systems in place can help organisations identify areas of potential concern within their working environment and help to control any problem areas.
When things go wrong within an organisation they can be costly and sometimes catastrophic. Not only will there almost certainly be financial implications but more important is the potential for loss of life. With a simple, robust, health and safety policy, procedures and practices in place this can be avoided.
Could your staff recognise a workplace hazard and do they fully understand the difference between a hazard and a risk? Attendance on our foundation course - Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 1 will ensure that where staff have been appointed in supportive health and safety roles those members of staff can confidently and competently carry out their duties, whether as part of the Health and Safety Team, the role of a Competent Person or Member of the Safety Committee. For more in depth training covering a wider range of topics our one day Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 training course may be more appropriate.
Our experienced tutor ensures that all health and safety training courses include both theoretical and practical training sessions as well as periods to ensure candidates not only understand the theory behind the "why and how" but get to see examples and best practice in play. Table top exercises and practice periods are used to confirm their understanding. Both courses can be tailored to meet your organisations needs.