Training & Competence
Delivering Health & Safety Competence
at all levels of your organisation
One of the cornerstones of successful health and safety is competence at all levels of the organisation. It is essential that people have the capacity and capability to carry out their individual and collective health and safety responsibilities and as a result protect their health and safety as well as colleagues, clients and customers who could be affected by their acts and omissions.
Effective communication, instruction, training and supervision can have a number of benefits, beyond people being able to work safely:
- Minimise accidents and incidents.
- Provide a safe and healthy working environment.
- People better understand the risks associated with their work and how to control them.
- Reduce lost days and improve production.
- Promote a positive health and safety culture.
- Assists in complying with the law.
- Promote the company to clients and customers.
Training can take a variety of forms; however the aim should always be to make a difference. To be successful it should be interesting, challenging and, wherever possible, practical. It should also be based around real work situations relevant to the audience.
The main legal requirements in relation to training are to:
- Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure the health and safety of employees. (Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Section 2).
- Ensure employees are provided with adequate health and safety training (The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Regulation 13).
Health & Safety Training
We offer a hybrid training approach to establish or support a competency framework and then build on this through practical workshops to both develop people and improve health and safety.
Flexibility is essential to ensure effective use of the time available, this is particularly important where traditional face-to-face training is difficult, eg during Covid-19. Therefore all our training will use blended learning, ie a mixture of classroom, practical workshops, individual learning, webinar and digital resources.
We provide tiered approach, which you can join at any point. It has four elements:
A series of accredited NEBOSH and IOSH training courses which provide a recognised formal qualification to all levels of management and employees. The courses are delivered by a training expert with experience in your sector so that they are relevant to your organisation and use specific examples, case studies and exercises relating to your workplace.
The training can be delivered in a block or over a number of days depending on what suites best. We will reduce classroom time as much as possible and use online learning wherever possible. Each course is a standalone, however can also form part of a development plan.
The key course are as follows:
IOSH Leading Safely
Face-to-face or webinar
NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety
Day-to-day H&S responsibility
Face-to-face, webinar or mixed
IOSH Managing Safely
Managers, supervisors, other with H&S responsibilities
Face-to-face, webinar or mixed.
IOSH Working Safely
Baseline qualification for everyone.
Face-to-face or webinar
These workshops are intended to support the formal training outlined above to:
- Assist people in understanding their individual roles.
- Provide training on specific issues, subjects and policies.
- Establish and support a strong safety culture.
- Assist in personal development.
The training can be delivered using a mixture of workshop, practical application, individual learning, and feedback by webinar. Courses will be specific to your own workplace, policies and working practices. They can be split into smaller sessions to fit around other work demands.
The key courses are listed below. Please note we can deliver workshops on most subjects.
Accidents and Incidents
Permit to Work
Fire Safety Awareness
Focus Groups are not a traditional form of training; however they enable issues identified through accidents, incidents, results of audits and assessments etc to be discussed in an open, constructive, and collaborative way with a view to identifying effective solutions. By being involved in such groups, managers and employees learn a lot about the specific issues affecting various situations and people which they can take back into the workplace. This may lead to modifications in working practices and policies and to further training. We would chair and organise the group and assist in implementing actions arising from them.
There may be managers and employees who would benefit from one-to-one training, guidance and mentoring. For example, a new manager may have specific health and safety duties that they have limited experience of delivering. We provide a service to facilitate this, to help identify development needs, plan and deliver training. and provide ongoing guidance to make lasting improvement.
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