Accidents and illness can result in disability, death or incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.
This CIEH health & safety level 3 qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls. It also details the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.
What you learn:
- To have an understanding of the main causes of accidents and ill health in the workplace and identify suitable control measures to prevent them
- Understand the legal responsibilities of individuals, employees, supervisors and managers
- Undertake a risk assessment and ensure appropriate control measures are implemented
- Explain the role of the supervisor in monitoring, motivating and training employees in health and safety
During the course you cover:
Candidates should appreciate the role of health and safety in the workplace and be able to:
- State the potential direct and indirect costs of poor standards of workplace health and safety both to individuals and to the employer.
- Define the terms ‘hazard’, ‘risk’, ‘control measure’, ‘accident’ and ‘near-miss’.
- Identify the range of persons who might be affected by workplace hazards.
- Outline the elements of a managed approach to controlling workplace hazards.
- Explain the roles of occupational, environmental and human factors in health and safety and how these can be used to structure inspections, investigations and audits.
Candidates should be aware of the scope of UK health and safety legislation and associated guidance and be able to:
- Explain the roles of primary and secondary legislation in health and safety law.
- State the duties placed on employers, employees and others by the Health and Safety at Work etc.
- Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
- Explain the legal status and practical application of approved codes of practice, guidance and other publications in assisting employers to fulfil their health and safety duties.
- Outline the powers of enforcement officers in respect of health and safety.
- Outline the enforcement actions that might be taken, and the penalties that can be imposed, for breaches of health and safety law.
Accidents in the workplace
Candidates should appreciate the scope of work-related accidents, understand the roles that accident reporting and investigation play in accident prevention and be able to:
- Identify the range of common workplace accidents and link these to human, occupational and environmental factors.
- Describe the relationship between incidents of varying severity with reference to the ‘accident triangle’ concept.
- Describe the legal requirements and organisational needs with respect to the reporting and recording of accidents and near-misses.
- Outline the main principles involved in carrying out an incident investigation.
Identify the safety hazards and select suitable control measures to prevent accidents with respect to:
- the workplace
- work equipment
- fire and explosion
- work at height
- alcohol and drugs
Cost for the courses is:
In Business Training – £749 for delivery per day (3 days required) for a group of up to 12-15, includes all exam and registex-traveles (ex travel charged at 45 pence per mile)