The course will benefit anyone in a work environment as it provides candidates with an understanding of health and safety that will enable them to contribute to any risk assessment based health and safety management system.
Who Should Attend
The course is designed for employees working in any sector of business, whether manufacturing, commerce, public sector or the service industries.
Content of Course
Part 1 – Introduction to Health and Safety at Work
- Introduction – appreciation of nature of health and safety
- Health & Safety Legislation
- Health – Causes and prevention of work-related ill health
- Safety – Principles of accident prevention
- Welfare – Understanding the risks associated with poor welfare
Part 2 – Workplace Specific Health and Safety
- The Workplace and Work Equipment
- Risk Assessment
- Manual Handling
- Hazardous Substances
- Ergonomics and Workstation Design
- Working at Heights
- Transport and Vehicles
- Noise and Vibration
By the end of the programme, the candidate will be able to understand: -
- Health and safety requirements placed on employers and employees
- Hazard and risk and the main causes of harm to workers
- Health, safety and welfare provisions in the workplace
- The importance of following safe systems of work, procedures and rules
- Hazards and controls in respect of both safety and occupational health risks
- How their actions can reduce risks to health and safety
There is a short multi-choice test at the end of the course. Candidates are required to correctly answer 20 out of 30 questions in order to achieve a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Foundation Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Duration of Course
This is a one-day course with a minimum of 6 hours tutor contact time.
Courses are held in Sussex but can also be held at a venue of your choice in Surrey, London and Kent