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Industrial Utilities

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 – Asbestos awareness

This session will provide a full understanding of all forms of asbestos encountered in the industrial sector.

MODULE 2 – Confined Spaces

The module will introduce confined space regulations, associated hazards, examples of confined spaces, control measure, risk assessment and permits and emergency procedures.

MODULE 3 - 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.

MODULE 4 – Legionella awareness

On completion of this module delegates will understand what is legionella, causes and effects, where is legionella found, how legionella can be controlled. MODULE 5 – Tools and equipment 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.

MODULE 6 – Pressure systems safety

On completion of this module delegates will understand what is a pressure system, pressure vessels, schemes of examination, isolation and water hammer.

MODULE 7 – Working at height

The module will discuss in detail the hazards associated with all form 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.

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