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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 & 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 – 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.

MODULE 2 – The workplace

On completion of this session candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of what makes a safe place of work, safe behaviour, slips and trips and environmental hazards which present risk in the workplace.

MODULE 3 – Tools, plant and machinery

On completion of this session candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the hazards presented by both powered and non powered work equipment in the workplace, forms of energy and associated hazards and 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

On completion of this session candidates will be shown the need and benefits of permits- to-work, the need to know 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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