Health & Safety – the need for Training
Health and Safety requirements for you and your employer
All employees must by law know the health risks in their workplace and the best ways to work safely.
If you are an employer, you are responsible for giving unambiguous instructions, supplying health and safety information, and providing sufficient training to all your staff.
- Appointing and Training H&S Representatives
- Identifying hazards
- Knowing the measures that exist to counter risks
- Emergency systems if anything goes wrong
It doesn’t end there, though: think about the contractors or temporaries that you may have on site. Your Duty of Care extends to them, just as it does when you take on new recruits, change someone’s responsibilities or give young people work experience.
And what happens when you install new equipment, or your working systems change? New training is then called for.
A Consultative Approach
Consult with your team. Make Health & Safety a firm item on each management or unit-wide meeting. See if everyone feels that the training they are getting is worthwhile and meaningful to the work they do day to day.
Any training that you do should be in working time and be funded by the organization, whether it is on-site of off-site.
If this all seems like too much work when your you and your resources are stretched enough as it is, then get expert assistance.
Health and Safety Training Support
In addition to carrying out your Risk Assessments, a proper full-service firm of safety consultants will manage your training needs, including job-specific training courses such as asbestos awareness, forklift truck training, food safety, CDM in the building trades, etc.
An investment in the right Health and Safety Consultants can be money well spent: just make sure that it is not just a form-filling firm but one that provides proper ongoing industry-experienced support.
For information on how MBHS Health and Safety Consultants can help, please call 0800 068 0188