A one-day course providing you with an essential overview of health and safety issues and current legislation.

This intensive and informative course provides delegates with an understanding of current health and safety legislation and provides practical options on how best to manage health and safety effectively in the workplace.

It has been updated in line with recent legislation and changes to application in the workplace in line with recommendations from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Suitable for all staff responsible for, or needing to increase their awareness of, health and safety at work.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the health and safety requirements in the workplace for your organisation.
  • Review health and safety policies in your organisation.
  • Set up a structure for a safety management system.
  • Put in place safety monitoring techniques.
  • Put in place accident prevention techniques.
  • Understand the detail of RIDDOR.
  • Demonstrate an up-to-date understanding of health and safety legislation.

Health and Safety Law

  • UK legislation - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations
  • Employers' and employees' legal responsibilities
  • Duty of care
  • Maximum penalties under the act
  • Civil law

Management of Health and Safety at Work

  • Adopting a safety culture
  • Safety management systems – the plan, do, check, act approach
  • Principles of sensible risk management
  • Carrying out a risk assessment

Workplace Regulations

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations 1981
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

Accident Prevention and Investigation

  • Understanding accidents – changing attitudes and behaviours
  • Principles of accident prevention
  • Creating a safe working environment
  • Principles of active and reactive monitoring
  • Accident investigation and reporting
  • Requirements under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)