The Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 Chapter 37, also known as the HSAW Act, sets out the basic arrangements for securing the health, safety and welfare of workers and others who may be affected by the organisation’s activities. It creates the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Employment Medical Advisory Service (EMAS) and outlines the basic duties with regard to health and safety and means of enforcement such as powers of HM inspectors.
The Act defines general duties on employers, employees, contractors, suppliers of goods and substances for use at work, persons in control of work premises, and those who manage and maintain them, and persons in general.
Every year thousands of individuals need to take some sort of time off work due to workplace ailments and injuries. The cost to the UK economy runs into billions of pounds annually. There is legislation in place which, if complied with and managed effectively, can significantly reduce the overall number of injuries, illness or even worse, death caused whilst at work.
The purpose of this course is to show participants the basic principles involved with health and safety whilst at work and how to implement various standards and guidance information effectively to the extent that users can demonstrate these in practice.
This course covers a number of key aspects of health and safety legislation and good practice. Applying this practice will allow both the individual and the organisation to demonstrate compliance towards this legislation. It will look at subjects such as risk assessment, manual handling, display screen equipment, fire safety, and basic first aid to name but a few.
“The latest national statistics show that 147 workers were killed at work in the UK in 2018/2019 and that that an estimated 69,208 employee were reported to have some sort of non-fatal injury at work. Approximately 15.4 million working days were lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries.”
This course will cover:
• Accidents and ill health at work
• Health and safety law
• Workplace health, safety and welfare
• Work equipment
• Occupational health of workers
• And much more…