Health and Safety in the Workplace

Course Content (Morning)

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

  • Key aspects of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Duties of the employer and employees
  • Europe’s influence on health and safety legislation

Criminal and Civil Law

  • Criminal and civil law – what the difference is between them and how they can affect an organisation and individuals whilst at work.

Six Pack

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (including risk assessments, training, information and employee and employer duties).
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (including all workplace aspects in relation to health and safety are covered to ensure understanding and enable compliance).
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) (includes key aspects of the regulations and types of guarding on machinery).
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (PPE).
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (includes the legal aspects, risk assessment, correct arrangement of the screen, keyboard, mouse and  work environment, health issues, the importance of breaks, and eyesight testing
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations (includes the requirements of the Regulations and links with other key pieces of legislation, injury statistics and associated costs, structure of the spine and the its mechanics, common manual handling injuries, the importance and practicality of removing manual handling tasks, identifying the hazards and risks associated with the load, individual, task and environment and suitable and sufficient control measure

Course Content (Afternoon)

Accidents and Financial Implications (45 mins)

  • How accidents occur and the definitions of an accident, incident / near miss and dangerous occurrence definitions
  • Identifying the types of immediate, basic and root causes of accidents
  • Costs of accident at work
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations (RIDDOR), what needs to be reported, when to report, to whom and how to report

First Aid (15 mins)

  • Including the requirements for first aid, duties of first aiders and appointed persons and first aid measures

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH - Chemicals) (1 or 2 hours)

  • Chemicals and how they may cause effects, types of affect, typical health symptoms
  • The types and requirements of health assessments, use of datasheets and where to obtain key information

Fire (1 hour 45 mins)

  • Including the elements of the fire triangle
  • How fire starts and is sustained, examples of components within the fire triangle, how fire spreads and causes
  • How to prevent fires from starting or spreading
  • The classes of fire extinguishers and their application and active and passive methods of prevention
For those interested in in-house courses, additional modules to choose from to compile the afternoon session (totalling 3.5 hours) can be selected from those above as well as the following (see allotted time for each module): -
Working at Height (2 hours)
Stress and Stress Management (2 hours)
Contractor Safety (1 or 2 hours)
Safety Representatives and Committees (45 min)
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