Health & Safety in the Workplace

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH & SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

AIM
This Health and Safety course focuses on good practice and covers some of the most common health and safety issues in the work place. The course is designed to provide employees with a basic health and safety understanding which will enable them to understand and contribute to any health and safety management system.

Pre-Requisite
No previous experience necessary.

Course Duration
1 day.

Maximum Number
10 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes and audio-visual presentation.

Assessment
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) assessment paper.

Certification
On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a CIEH certificate.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact: info@NETA.co.uk


COURSE OBJECTIVES

Good health and safety standards rely on employees working together to reduce risks and prevent accidents and ill health arising from work activities.

On completion of the course delegates will be aware of:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The main legislation covering health and safety in the workplace
  • Measures to prevent accidents and ill health
  • Workplace health and safety hazards
  • Occupational health issues

COURSE SYLLABUS

  • Cost of accidents
  • Common types of accidents
  • Occupational, environmental and human factors
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Duties of the employer
  • Duties of the employee
  • How the law is enforced
  • Powers of the enforcement officer
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Stress at work
  • Drug and alcohol abuse at work
  • Smoking at work
  • Violence at work
  • Accident reporting and recording
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazard and risk
  • Control measures
  • First aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Types of protective equipment
  • Employer/Employee duties
  • Safe place of work
  • Safe systems of work
  • Welfare facilities
  • Safety signs
  • Safe use of work equipment
  • Safe working procedures
  • Suitable working environment
  • Electricity at work
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire precautions
  • Hazardous substances
  • Data sheets
  • Product and warning labels
  • Working with VDUs
  • Workstation design and assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Noise in the workplace