Health & Safety Training

Health & Safety Training

We deliver various training courses designed to meet your organisation’s needs.

We are also able to design training courses specific to the hazards facing different industries e.g. catering and cleaning, hospitality, retail, call centres, healthcare etc.

If you have specific risks in your work area, then we will be happy to develop a course best suited to your employee needs.

This half-day course provides delegates with an understanding of how to carry out both premises and task-related risk assessments.

The course covers:

  • introduction to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • what is a ‘competent person’
  • the ‘five stages’ of risk assessment
  • practical exercise on risk assessment of the working environment
  • practical exercise on risk assessment of tasks and activities
  • record keeping.

This one-day course provides delegates with an overview of how to manage the most common risks facing care workers and clients / service users.

The following areas are covered:

  • musculo-skeletal disorders
  • stress
  • violence
  • lone working
  • slips, trips and falls
  • hazardous substances (COSHH)
  • needlestick injuries
  • blood-borne viruses
  • infection control
  • clinical waste
  • personal protective equipment
  • latex allergies
  • water temperatures
  • protecting hot surfaces
  • preventing Legionnaires Disease
  • bed rails
  • lifting equipment
  • electrical safety
  • driving at work

Our courses can be tailored to meet the requirements of Headteachers, school managers, nominated school health and safety representatives or Governors and can be made up from any of the units listed below:

  • Headteacher, Governing Body or the Local Authority – Who is ultimately responsible for health and safety?
  • The role of the ‘competent person’
  • Accident reporting and accident investigation
  • Five stages of risk assessment
  • Fire risk assessment – how to meet the legal standards and satisfy the Fire Officer
  • Arson prevention
  • Health and safey of teaching staff
  • Health and safety of non teaching staff e.g. cleaning and catering, maintenance staff, mid-day assistants
  • Health and safety in educational Visits
  • Health and safety in science
  • Health and safety in design and technology
  • Stress management
  • Managing asbestos in schools
  • Preventing Legionnaires Disease
  • Electrical safety
  • Managing contractors
  • Dealing with violence and aggression
  • Lone working
  • Record keeping
  • Communication and participation
  • Minibus safety
  • Playground safety
  • Other specific needs identified by the school.

We can deliver training outside of the school day or attend inset days.

This half-day course is best delivered in-house where delegates can carry out practical DSE assessments alongside the trainer. This hands-on experience is invaluable in giving DSE assessors the confidence to carry out workstation assessments on their own. Where in-house delivery is not appropriate, alternative venues can be arranged.

The course includes:

  • Summary of the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
  • Legal responsibilities of the employer
  • Hazards from working with DSEs
  • Equipment
  • Work environment
  • Risk reduction
  • Prioritising and action plans
  • Health surveillance
  • Record keeping
  • Monitoring and reviewing.

Clients who are predominantly office-based with low risk activities may choose to appoint an in-house health and safety representative to carry out risk assessments, report accidents etc.

We offer an in-house coaching service with hands on practical exercises that give staff the confidence to carry out their health and safety responsibilities. We also provide written guidance on all aspects of legislation that the company must comply with and how best to meet those requirements.

This service can provide a cost-effective means of managing health and safety. We would however strongly recommend completing the IOSH Managing Safely Course.