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Health & Safety Fundamentals
Fri 12th July, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0£100 – £130
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, every employer has a duty to ensure that, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees are protected.
As an employer, you must use someone competent to help you meet your health and safety duties. Whilst it’s not essential for them to have formal qualifications, and they’re not required by law to have formal training, whoever you choose should have the skills, knowledge, and experience to manage health and safety.
The competent person could be:
• one or more of your workers
• someone from outside your business
or a combination of the above.
If someone within your workforce is competent, you should use them rather than someone from outside your business. Usually, managing health and safety isn’t complicated and you can do it yourself with the help of your workers. You know your workplace best and the risks associated with it.
This short course will give you an overview of your obligations in regard to the law and a great opportunity for you to ask specific questions relating to your business activities. Course leader, John Berrisford, is a highly experienced health & safety professional with experience in industry, manufacturing, and the emergency services.
During the course we will discuss topics such as:
• The Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974
• Why carry out Risk Assessments and the 5 steps
• Accident reporting and introduction to the Riddor regulations
• Specific scenarios and questions relating to your workplace or business