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Nationwide Health & Safety Training and Assessments

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Health & Safety Training

Health and safety courses written by industry experts and delivered by professionals

Onsite and virtual live training sessions available

Every employer is required by law to provide health and safety training in the workplace where necessary, let us make it easy for you

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DSE Assessor Training

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Advanced DSE Assessor Course

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Investing in professional health and safety training is essential for any business

Competent and effective training will:

  • Make your workplace safer.
  • Fulfil your legal obligations to protect the health and safety of your staff and that of others.
  • Improve staff morale leading to a more productive workforce.
  • Avoid legal, financial and human costs associated with accidents and work-related ill-health

Our training courses are written by experts and delivered by professionals.

If you need face to face training we can come to you. If you prefer, we can deliver out courses over Zoom or similar. You choose what’s best for you.

And if you want to take care of everything with the click of a button, we offer online training as a Pay As You Go or subscription; the choice is yours.

Because we’re constantly reviewing our training, you can be assured you’ll be up to date with the latest changes in rules and regulations.

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Why is health and safety training important?

Accidents, injuries and health problems associated with work not only leads to pain and suffering, but it also has huge financial costs. Therefore best practice is to make health and safety a priority. That way you can better protect your staff and your business.

To do this, you need to have your health and safety policies in place and one key consideration must be staff training. By ensuring staff have the right sort of training, you can greatly reduce the risk of work-related accidents and ill-health occurring.

What are the benefits of health and safety training?

  • By ensuring staff know safe working practices, they can carry out their work safely and without causing danger to themselves or others. Consequently, you minimise the risk of work-related ill health or accident.
  • Investing in your staff welfare brings positive changes to the working environment. It improves morale and with that comes increased productivity.
  • Reduce costs in time and money associated with accidents including staff absence and compensation claims.
  • It brings health and safety to the forefront, therefore, keeping it current and relevant.
  • Health and safety training enables employers to comply with your legal duties surrounding health and safety in the workplace.

Who needs health and safety training?

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 expand on this by identifying when there is a particular need for training for instance when a new staff member starts work. Often employers find the best way to deliver training is to outsource it to competent H&S experts.

Who is responsible for health and safety training?

The Employer

Ultimately the employer is the person responsible for health and safety in the workplace.

As an employer, you need to know how to identify hazards in the workplace and how to control and manage risk. A ‘competent person’ can help here. This is someone who has sufficient training and has the skills and knowledge needed to assist you in managing health and safety. You could consider appointing a competent person from within your workforce, or, alternatively you might look to outsource this. If you appoint internally, there are Health and Safety Competent Person training courses available to ensure the right level of competence for your business.

Employees

Everyone who works in your organisation is entitled to be able to carry out their work safely and without risks to their health.

All staff have a duty of care towards themselves and anyone else who may be affected. It is the responsibility of the employees to cooperate with employers and with co-workers to help everyone carry out their work safely and without risk to their health.

Appointed Persons

First Aiders

A minimum requirement is to appoint a person to take charge of first aid arrangements. This person will be responsible for looking after first aid equipment and calling emergency services if it is needed.

There is no regulatory requirement for an appointed person to undertake first aid training. In fact, it is important to know that a ‘first aid appointed person’ is not a ‘first aider’ and therefore should not attempt to give first aid unless they have been trained.

Fire Wardens/Fire Marshals

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure you have trained fire wardens or fire marshals. The number you need depends on a number of factors including the number of staff and the layout/size of the premises.

If you are in doubt, a Fire Risk Assessment will help you establish your organisation’s requirements.

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