Providing your employees with health and safety training is not only a legal requirement depending upon your particular country’s legislation, but is also an important step towards minimising the risk of an incident or accident from taking place which poses a danger to the health or welfare of your staff. Similarly, members of the public in the vicinity may also be adversely affected by any accident which occurs, to which you and/or your company may be held accountable for and face criminal and/or financial consequences, for example compensation claims from staff or public who are made ill or injured by your company’s activities.
By putting your employees through courses in health and safety they will learn valuable information regarding how to work more safely with the tools and their particular workplace environment, and how inappropriate actions can place not only themselves at risk, but also their fellow colleagues and members of the public.
A large range of health and safety courses and qualifications are available. These range from accredited qualifications by recognised awarding bodies such as the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), ConstructionSkills/CITB courses and City & Guilds health and safety NVQ qualifications, to bespoke training courses which are designed to teach information regarding certain topics and issues such as sharps training or COSHH (hazardous substances).
Whilst the big costs of training courses can sometimes be off-putting, the financial implications of not having a workforce which is sufficiently trained in how to work safely can greatly outnumber the original cost of the training, not to mention being a mandatory requirement in many countries of the world.
Please click on a course title below to read more about various health and safety training courses and qualifications available. Please check back later as more will be added regularly.