Health and Safety at Work

Summary

Avoid costly claims or workplace accidents by ensuring your organisation is compliant with all legal requirements. If you are responsible for health and safety in your workplace, this course covers everything you need to know. You will learn how to carry out your own risk assessments and add value to your organisation by improving safety and assuring legal compliance. The course works through plenty of interesting practical exercises to demonstrate how to create a safe place of work

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has responsibility for health and safety in the workplace should attend this course

Course Content

  • Course Overview The law: The implied duty for risk assessment since 1974
  • The management of health & safety at work 1999
  • The manual handling operations regulations 1992
  • The D.S.E. Regulations 1992
  • Employer & employee duties
  • European directives and the 6 core regulations
  • Competent persons Statute and civil law Managing safety: Safety mind-set and commitment
  • Safety culture Safe systems, processes and procedures and people Method statements (their use and design)
  • Safety policy Sources of health and safety law
  • Employers duties at common law health and safety
  • Accident prevention techniques and safety monitoring techniques:
  • Principles of accident prevention
  • Risk assessment
  • Safe systems at work
  • Competent persons Accident investigation
  • Accident reporting procedures

Course Completion

What will I get out of it? The ability to define and list the responsibilities in law of the employer and employee relating to health and safety at work. Skills to balance continuous safety culture with the needs of any business. Confidence in designing, implementing and evaluating a risk assessment. Ability to deliver safety role modelling and safe working behaviours to managers and staff alike. Coaching skills to train new staff and safety champions in the theory and practice relating to UK and European law.

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