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Overview of course

This course provides practical tuition, guidance and knowledge, to support the role and function of employee safety representatives. It is designed to enable individuals to communicate and consult with their employer, on behalf of those they represent, regarding changes affecting health and safety and to ask appropriate questions and helps safety representatives contribute towards better health and safety management in their company.

Course content

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • RIDDOR Regulations (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences)
  • Accident investigation
  • Functions of safety representatives
  • Techniques of representation
  • Communication skills
  • Fire
  • First aid
  • Electricity