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.
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 & the 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 working in this sector..
MODULE 1 – Landfill gas
The session will introduce DSEAR, landfill gas odour, fire and explosion
MODULE 2 – Electrical hazards
The module will examine the cause of common electrical hazards and the effects of electric shock:
Fuses and RCDs
Battery powered tools
Testing and maintenance of portable equipment
MODULE 3 – Tools, plant and machinery
The session will introduce PUWER, employer and employee duties, hand tools and specific risks
MODULE 4 – Lock off / isolation
The session will demonstrate lock off / isolation, procedures, why? what? when?
MODULE 5 – Fire safety
The session will highlight risk of fire associated with power stations, along with precautions against spills and leaks:
Fire management of risks
Use of fire extinguishers
MODULE 6 – Working at height
The session will discuss in detail the hazards associated with all forms of access and egress including the importance of the risk assessment process, the safe use of ladders and stepladders, the use of scaffolding including erection and dismantling, the use of both scaffold towers and mobile scaffold towers and working on roofs, confined spaces and excavations and stress. In addition candidates will be made aware of the varied precautions which can be taken
MODULE 7 – Environmental
The session covers current and future environmental requirements, safe storage and marking, waste control hierarchies and emergency planning in the event of problems