Every year there are thousands of reported accidents in the workplace and these figures are far too significant to be overlooked.
The effective management of Health and Safety in the workplace is the key to eliminating or reducing hazards so that people are not injured, killed or affected by illness or disease whilst at work. Every year the Health and Safety regulations become more complex and it is difficult for employers to keep up-to-date with the latest legislation.
The case for effective management of occupational health and safety is overwhelming; it is not just regulatory and ethical issues. Studies have shown there are also sound economic reasons for reducing work-related accidents and ill health and for improving the quality of your work environment.
The costs of accidents and ill-health can have a significant negative effect on your organisation. Can you demonstrate that you have a well managed health and safety system in your workplace?
As an employer you have a 'duty of care' to look after the health, safety and welfare of your employees while they are at work. You must ensure that the business has access to suitable competent health and safety advice. If you are the proprietor or managing director of a company, you are ultimately responsible for the health and safety in all aspects of the business. Responsibility for managing health and safety may be delegated to a competent person in the business, but primary responsibility still lies with the owner or partners of a business.
Failure to comply with the Health and Safety regulations can carry heavy penalties in the way of fines, poor staff morale, loss of business and a bad reputation and possibly even imprisonment.
As the employer, you must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm. This is known as a risk assessment. Once you have identified the risks, you need to decide how to control them and put the appropriate measures in place.
Below is a list of basic requirements all employers must fulfil:
• Decide who will help you with your duties• Write a health and safety policy statement for your business• Manage the risks within your business• Consult with your employees and health and safety representatives• Provide health and safety training and information• Provide the right workplace facilities• Make arrangements for first aid, accidents and ill health• Display the health and safety law poster - if you do not have one of these they are available from our online shop• Get insurance for your business• Keep up-to-date with health and safety
If you fail to meet your legal obligations, not only could you lose your business, and you risk imprisonment you could also be responsible for someone’s death.
You can prevent all of this by ensuring you and your staff have received health and safety training. There are a number of different ways that Envesca can help you meet your obligations and give you peace of mind that you are doing everything you need to do.
We offer a number of different training soloutions: your staff can attend one of our Open Health and Safety Training Courses in Gloucestershire, we can carry out In-Company Health and Safety Training whereby bespoke Health and Safety training can be provided at your premises and all your team can be trained at once, or there is an option to do online learning with our CIEH e-Learning courses.
Envesca offer a range of general Health and Safety courses including the:
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety Course which is perfect for everyone entering the workplace for the first time.
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety Course which is ideal for anybody in a work environment. A half day refresher course is also available.
Level 3 Award in Health and Safety Course which is suitable for those who are operating in a supervisory or managerial role.
IOSH Managing Safely is aimed at managers and supervisors in any sector and any organisation, who have a responsibility for Health and Safety at Work.
Level 4 Award in Health and Safety Course which is ideal for supervisors, managers, business owners and those with a direct responsibility to monitor and audit health and safety management systems.
If you’re not sure which course is right for you or your staff, then please call us on 01452 898180 and we’ll be happy to talk through your options.
In addition to our general Health and Safety courses we also offer the following specialist courses:
Level 2 Award in the Principles of Risk Assessment is designed for anyone in a work environment and it raises learners' awareness of the concept of risk assessment.
Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principles and Practice is aimed at those who are responsible for conducting risk assessments within the work place.
Level 2 Award in the Principles of Manual Handling is suitable for all employees who carry out manual handling at work, whether that be in an industrial or office environment. More in-depth training is available on the full day Level 2 Award in Manual Handling - Principles and Practice.
Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH is designed for those candidates who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely.
Envesca also offer courses covering Legionella Awareness, Working at Height, Asbestos Awareness, Stress Awareness and Conflict Resolution. In addition, bespoke training courses can be created to meet your individual company requirements.
If you are unsure of what level of health and safety training you or your staff should undergo then please call Shelley on 01452 898180 and she will happily help you assess the best way forward to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations
Cost effective group training that offers you the flexibility to fit in with the demands of your business. Courses can be adapted to relate specifically to the work activities of your employees.
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