Why is workplace health and safety training important?
Good health and safety practices in the workplace are essential in the prevention of injuries and ill health. Unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviours may lead to personal harm and they will have an adverse effect on the business as a whole.
The impact of an accident on an organisation includes:
- The cost of an accident investigation can be expensive
- Costs to recruit temporary staff
- Bad publicity
According to the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), In Northern Ireland, 11 people were killed at work in 2017/18 and 453 suffered major injuries.
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Who needs health and safety training within the workplace?
To reduce the likelihood of injuries and ill health within the workplace, it is good practice to provide all staff with health and safety training on, or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of common health and safety issues. An employer is primarily responsible for managing health and safety, but all employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of anyone who could be affected by what they do at work.
It is vital employees have an understanding of their responsibilities under health and safety law and the dangers which may be present in the workplace.
What does this course cover?
This course was designed specifically for Northern Ireland-based organisations by a team of health and safety experts.
Topics covered within the course include:
- Workplace stress
- Fire safety
- Hazardous substances
- Manual handling
This online course is regularly updated to reflect changes in the law and has been developed using real-life scenarios. The course includes an assessment at the end (with a minimum pass score of 80%), ensuring all staff are kept fully updated with the latest health and safety legislation.
How long does this Health & Safety training take?
The course will take no longer than 60 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.