Safety Representatives and Committees

Course content

The Law

  • Duties of the employer and employees
  • Legal background – the requirements of the Regulations and association to the other pieces of Legislation

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees

  • The role and functions of the safety representative
  • The requirements to provide and the provisions to be made for safety representatives
  • What is consultation and the methods and means to do so
  • Duties to consult
  • How we communicate and the various methods
  • The role and functions of a safety committee
  • What makes committees effective and ineffective
  • Benefits of consultation

Other Key Requirements

  • Understanding the risk assessment process
  • Workplace and welfare provisions
  • Accidents, near misses, their common causes and costs
  • Reportable accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences
  • Basics of chemicals, first aid and fire precautions
  • Overview of display screen equipment, manual handling, work equipment and personal protective equipment
 
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