Health & Safety in the Workplace

 

Date: FULLY BOOKED – further dates tbc

Duration:      3hrs.

Times:           9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: 1st Floor, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH

Health and Safety training is a legal requirement for all staff. Everyone within an organisation needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health.

The following learning outcomes have been mapped against the relevant legislation.  They reflect the minimum standard that should be incorporated into health and safety training.

Dependent on role and location, the learning outcomes given here should be supplemented by specific job and site training as deemed necessary by the organisation based on local risk assessment, training needs analysis and policy.

Relevant Legislation and Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
(www.hse.gov.uk)

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
(www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm)

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
(www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/3242/contents/made)

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995   (www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1995/3163/contents/made)

Target Audience

All Staff. Additional training may be required for specific roles or service needs.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this activity, delegates will should be able to;

  • Understand the principles of health and safety legislation.
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees.
  • The ability to contribute to any health and safety management system.
  • Understand the importance of Safe Systems of Work and Control of Substances hazardous to Health\Risk assessments.
  • Understand the hazards, risks and main causes of harm to workers. (i.e manual handling, hazardous substances, stress exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of how an individual can reduce risk by following systems, procedures and rules.
  • Appreciate workplace equipment and task design affects health and safety.

Health and Safety Refresher Periods

It is recommended that all staff should undertake refresher training for Health and Safety at least once every 3 years

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