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General Health and Safety in the Workplace


The management of health and safety should be at the heart of every organisation regardless of the size or nature of the business

Managing health and safety in the work place is no different to managing the business as a whole. Both require leadership, commitement, communication, control, and competance to ensure a positive and strategic direction is being achieved. In fact it is a statatory duty of the employer and the management team to ensure the health safety and welfare of the employees while at work so far is reasonably practicable.

Workplace accidents and injuries cost organisations millions of pounds and thousands of lost man hours every year. Accidents and injuries in the workplace can also have a profound and sometimes lifelong impact on the employees that are directly involved in the accident and to the emloyees which are indirectly involved.

Introducing a safety culture into your organisation, where safety is valued as an integral part of the business operation, not only saves lives, but saves organisations money and time. An active health and safety culture within the organisation can build loyalty, committment, and motivation within the workforce, possibly resulting in the business having a higher moral standing in the local community.

This one day course aims to equip delegates with the appropriate knowledge and skills which will enable them to make effective changes in the workplace culture towards health and safety.

The learning outcomes for this short course which has been especially designed to give sound advice on health and safety in the work place will ensure all participants are aware of their duties in promoting a safe culture within the organisation.

Duration: Full Day

Designed for:
Anyone involved in the business.


At the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe employers' responsibilities in terms of current regulation.
  • Describe employees' responsibilities in terms of current legislation.
  • Identify sources of current information and guidance on legislative provision and regulations correctly.
  • Identify factors which require safe working practices
  • Identify factors which influence choice of PPE for a given situation
  • Understand the importance of the safe use of tools and equipment in accordance with recognised procedures.
  • Identify hazards and the control of them

Course Content:

  • Foundation of health and safety
  • Policy
  • Organising for health and safety
  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Principles of control
  • Manual and Mechanical handling hazards and control
  • Work equipment hazards and control
  • Electrical hazards and control
  • Fire hazards and control
  • End of course Q+A session