The course covers typical workplace hazards, such as manual handling, stress, hazardous substances and falls from height. The course looks at what to do if an accident or incident occurs, or if they experience any signs of ill-health. A case-study illustrates the importance of reporting. This course does not attempt to teach staff to carry out risk assessments, but it explains how they can contribute to, and make use of the findings of risk assessments. In particular, examples show how understanding a risk assessment can help you to work more safely.
Learners are reminded that they should take responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. This includes the need to comply with procedures, participate in training and to report accidents, incidents, ill-health or hazards.
- How the workplace affects the health and safety of you and your colleagues
- Your responsibilities under health and safety law.
- Awareness of typical workplace hazards.
- How to avoid accidents and ill-health at work.
- The importance of reporting accidents, incidents, hazards and symptoms of ill-health.