Health and Safety training and your business

Mark Owen – Health & Safety Expert

December 14 2015

You may think that providing health and safety training is just a matter of common sense and good practice, but it’s actually a legal requirement – no matter what the size of your business. Providing suitable and sufficient training is often overlooked, which can leave your business open to accidents and financial loss, and cause irreparable damage to your reputation. It’s not just your direct employees you need to cater for either, but anyone who’s working under the control of your business management team, including:
  • Self-employed workers
  • Voluntary staff
  • Agency workers
  • Contractors
Health and safety training is recognised for bringing many benefits in addition to that all-important legal compliance, such as reducing the financial losses and missed opportunities that follow injuries and work related ill-health, as well as bringing improvements to:
  • Performance
  • Quality
  • Productivity
According to the Health and Safety Executive, lack of or inadequate health and safety training is a key factor in the majority of incidents investigated by inspectors. Access to recognised health and safety qualifications Good quality training is essential for the effective management of health and safety, so our BusinessSafe team offer a number of solutions to help you meet your legal obligations. We can provide training that leads to recognised health and safety qualifications issued by the Institute of Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). IOSH courses available are:
  • Directing Safely
  • Managing Safely
  • Working Safely
CIEH qualifying courses are:
  • Fire Safety – Level 2
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - Level 2
  • Risk Assessment - Level 2
  • Manual Handling Principles and Practice – Level 2
  • Health and Safety Awareness – Levels 2 and 3
Recognising that formally endorsed training isn’t needed by every business, we’ve also developed a series of half day training sessions for SMEs:
  • General Health and Safety Awareness
  • Manual Handling Practice and Principles,
  • Fire Safety Awareness and Fire Warden Duties
  • Risk Assessment
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Asbestos Awareness
Delivered by qualified and competent health and safety consultants who are also qualified trainers, our practical solutions will ensure that you don’t get caught out in the event of an accident or issue in your workplace – and apart from the set-syllabus IOSH and CIEH courses, all of our training sessions can be adapted and delivered to meet the specific needs of your business, giving you maximum, personal value. To find out more about our health and safety training courses and how they fit in with your own business needs, please contact our 24 hour BusinessSafe advice service on 0844 892 2785.              

Suggested Resources