Category: Health and Safety Training

By the law this is mandatory for employees and employer to comply with the health and safety regulations and maintain proper health and safety training. Occupational health and safety is relevant to all branches of industry, business and commerce including traditional industries, information technology companies, hospitals, care homes, schools, universities, leisure facilities and offices.

Occupational health and safety affects all aspects of work. In a low hazard organization, health and safety may be supervised by a single competent manager. In a high hazard manufacturing plant, many different specialists, such as engineers (electrical, mechanical and civil), lawyers, medical doctors and nurses, trainers, work planners and supervisors, may be required to assist the professional health and safety practitioner in ensuring that there are satisfactory health and safety standards within the organization.

Health and Safety – why health and safety training is important?

Now in order to understand the importance of health and safety training lets do it in a small example
“Think about a serious accident in your workplace that had occurred recently. Think about how it had impacted your organisation.”

There are three fundamental reasons for an organisation to manage health and safety risk:

  1. Moral
  2. Legal
  3. Financial

Risk Assessment

Key learning points – Risk Assessment: All about risk assessment. Definitions of the terms ‘hazard’, ‘hazardous event’ and ‘risk’. Definition of the term ‘risk assessment’. Definition of the terms ‘likelihood’ and ‘consequence’. Risk assessment process and risk rating systems. The benefits of carrying out risk assessment. What is Hazard? Anything that has the potential to cause harm….

Things to Keep in Mind While Choosing a First Aid Training Course Provider

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What is the Difference Between NEBOSH and IOSH Courses ?

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First Aid Courses Can Save Lives at the Workplace

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A Guide on How to Choose a First Aid Training Organization for a First Aid Certificate

Early in the day, a number of first aid training organizations were required to seek approval from the Health and Safety Executive – a regulatory agency with a responsibility to ensure and advice on maintaining healthy working conditions for employees across UK. However, things took a turn in October ’13 when HSE stopped giving such…