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hs-training.jpgH&S has a large impact on the way businesses work on a day to day basis. Having a robust H&S procedure in place not only protects your business, but also protects the wellbeing of your best asset, your staff.

Ensuring your employees and stakeholders are aware of their exposure to risk is key to building a safe working culture. We’ve created a number of health and safety awareness courses to help businesses stay compliant and become safer, healthier and stronger.

Training not only keeps your staff and business up to date, it also improves morale by making employees feel valued and therefore improves performance. H&S training also gives you the opportunity to reinvigorate a positive H&S culture among your staff.

Our expert trainers will ensure you get the most out of your training by tailoring the content to fit your business needs. They’re delivered at a time that suits you at your premises, ensuring you and your staff can get the most out of them.

We work with our clients to meet their needs, often by running bespoke training courses designed specifically for them. Talk to us to discuss your requirements.


Our Health and Safety Training Courses:


 

Aimed at those who use hazardous substances in the workplace and those responsible for overseeing the safe use of hazardous substances, this course will provide detailed knowledge of COSHH and related issues, including an understanding of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

On completion of the course, attendees will understand:

  • Background to COSHH

  • Why a COSHH assessment is needed and what information it must contain

  • Chemical hazards, how they cause harm and the factors that affect the likelihood of harm

  • Legislation

  • How to carry out a COSHH assessment and what information it must contain

  • Hazard identification and how they cause harm

  • Risk control including suitable options to control exposure to hazardous substances

  • Record keeping


This is a basic introduction course for managers and all staff who deal with conducting assessments of workstations equipped with Display Screen Equipment (DSE).

The course is intended to provide the necessary information, instruction and training for employees to be able to conduct suitable and sufficient assessments of workstations equipped with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) in modern office environments.

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to better understand the following:

  • Identifying the common health issues

  • What a workstation is and its minimum requirements

  • The optimum workstation set up and use

  • Who are DSE users

  • Special groups of workers

  • Portable DSE use

  • The Health & Safety (DSE) Regulations 2002

  • Eye examinations and eye sight tests

  • DSE Assessment


The course will cover fire regulations and general fire precautions. It aims to provide the attendee with the knowledge to become a fire marshal.

On completion of the course, attendees will understand legislation and the responsibilities of employers and employees, fire prevention, what to do if a fire breaks out, how to use extinguishers and fire blankets and emergency evacuation.

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On completion of the course, attendees will understand

  • Fire legislation and the responsibility of employers and employees

  • The common causes of fire

  • The behaviour of fire

  • Fire prevention

  • What to do if a fire breaks out

  • How to use fire extinguishers

  • Safe procedure to adopt when using a fire blanket

  • Emergency evacuation within buildings

  • Safety features within buildings

  • How people react in fire situations

  • Fire marshal role in the event of a fire

  • Safe evacuation and fire assembly


The course will present a general understanding of the causes and consequences of fire and the means to prevent it where possible. It’s designed for employees, business/property owners and those responsible for fire safety in the workplace.

On completion of the course, attendees will understand:

  • The causes of fire in the workplace

  • Hazards created by fire

  • How fire and smoke spreads

  • Fire control methods

  • Fire detection and raising the alarm

  • Extinguishing fires

  • Legislation and legal duties

  • Roles of fire marshals/fire wardens

  • Evacuation strategies


This course is for managers and all staff who have a responsibility for managing health and safety within the workplace.

It will give you a basic understanding of the requirements of workplace health and safety and the possible consequences of not adhering to the Health & Safety Law and Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).

 

On completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • The basics of workplace health and safety

  • Health and Safety legislation

  • The consequences of not having systems and procedures in place

  • Health and safety requirements within the workplace such as safety signage, COSHH, manual handling and PPE etc.


This is a practical course with no formal examination. It covers the main risk factors that lead to manual handling injuries in the workplace, demonstrates the basic principles of good handling techniques and the opportunity to practise in a safe environment.

The course is aimed at employees whose work involves manual handling including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying in the workplace.

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On completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognise and avoid hazardous manual handling

  • List the main risk factors and how injuries can occur

  • Demonstrate good handling technique

  • Describe the use of a variety of handling aids

  • Carry out simple manual handling risk assessment

  • State the ‘golden rules’ of safe manual handling


This course is aimed at giving your company the in-house expertise to run your own manual handling training courses for your own staff.

On completion of the course, attendees will better understand what Manual Handling is, the anatomy of the spine and discs, problems associated with back issues, lifting demonstration and practice and the golden rules of lifting.

 

On completion of the course, attendees will better understand the following:

  • What is Manual Handling

  • Anatomy of the spine

  • Intervertebral discs

  • The problems associated with back issues

  • AFLUENCY a mnemonic to correct lifting

  • Lifting demonstration and practice

  • The golden rules of lifting


The course will provide attendees with an understanding of workplace risk assessment and will clarify the need to comply with current legislation.

It is aimed at all employees involved with developing risk assessments and safety procedures for the workplace. The course will be beneficial to all employers, managers, supervisors and safety representatives.

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On the successful completion of this course, the attendees will have a detailed understanding of the following:

  • Current legal requirements in relation to risk assessments, and The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999

  • The five-step approach to risk assessment within the workplace

  • Suitable and sufficient risk assessments using practical examples, and how risks can be managed and reduced

  • How to implement appropriate control measures

  • How to manage, monitor and review the findings of the work place risk assessment


Aimed at managers and all staff who deal with members of the public and could face possible violence and aggression. This is a basic introduction course, which will give you an understanding of what workplace violence and aggression is and the risks/consequences.

On completion of the course, attendees will have a greater understanding of recognising violence and aggression, preventative actions, consequences, breakaway techniques and the law in relation to self-defence.
 

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On completion of the course, attendees will better understand the following:
  • Recognising violence and aggression - the warning signs, possible threats and dangers

  • Preventative actions including identifying body language of a potentially violent person and what to do

  • The consequences of violence and aggression

  • Basic breakaway techniques

  • The law in relation to self-defence


The course will provide an understanding of the Working at Height Regulations and general precautions. It aims to provide the attendee with the knowledge of working at height safety precautions.

Attendees will better understand what to do and how to safely work at height, legislation, management, selecting the right equipment, and working safely on ladders and roofs.
 

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On completion of the course, attendees will better understand:
  • What to do and how to safely work at height

  • Work at height legislation

  • The management of health and safety work equipment

  • Selecting the right work equipment and regular inspections

  • Working safely on ladders

  • Roof work safety


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