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Construction

Course aim

To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment. To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer. To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to: Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper. Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & and environment. Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required. Understand the common hazards associated with work.

MODULE 1 – Organising for safety

Will give delegates an understanding of:- the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control and an understanding of CDM.

MODULE 2 – The workplace

This module examines what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, safe access and exits, safety signs, temperature, lighting, housekeeping and welfare facilities, slips and trips, reporting failures and defects, safe work at height, excavations and confined spaces.

MODULE 3 – Tools, plant and machinery

The session will give delegates an understanding of the risks presented by both powered and non powered work equipment and the risks associated with the various forms of energy created. In addition the risks faced with the use of workplace transport.

MODULE 4 – Health

The session highlights the risks and controls for substances hazardous to health together with other ill health risks from workplace activities, including musculoskeletal problems, effects of noise and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken.

MODULE 5 – Procedures

Candidates will be shown the need and benefits of procedures, including: the importance of local emergency procedures and first aid arrangements.

MODULE 6 - The environment

The module covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems.

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