Health and Safety Training Courses | Wirehouse
Date: 24th January 2018 | By: Claire Malley | Categories: Health and Safety
One of the most important control measures for reducing accidents and incidents in the workplace is through training. As an employer you have a legal requirement under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to provide your employees with four distinct areas of support – Information, Instruction, Training and Supervision:
Here at Wirehouse Employer Services we can provide face to face training delivered by one of our Health and Safety Consultants at your premises. All our Health and Safety Consultants are Chartered Members of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.
What types of Health and Safety training do we offer?
The most commonly used face to face training we offer are the following courses:
- Fire Marshal Training
- Manual Handling Training
- Working at Height Training
The training courses we offer are very interactive with plenty of opportunities to talk through specific health and safety issues the attendees may have, so that everyone gets as much out of the training as possible. The maximum number of people allowed on any one training course is 12 however there can be some flexibility if you would like an extra person to attend.
We also provide a training course on Working Safely. This course is a brief overview of the importance of managing Health and Safety within the workplace.
For those who have to produce Risk Assessments we can ensure that you have a good understanding of how to complete these by delivering practical Risk Assessment training.
We also offer E-learning courses which include:
- Abrasive Wheels Safety
- Display Screen Equipment
- First Aid Appointed Person
- Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Legionella Awareness
- Manual Handling
- Safeguarding Children
Keep Your Employees and Your Business Safe
The most important benefit of Health and Safety training is to ensure that employees are working safely and know how to carry out a particular activity or task. Effective training also gives a better understanding of why we need these controls in place and the consequences of not following safe practices.
For example, ask yourself the question would my workforce know what to do in the event of a fire? Have I got someone responsible for checking fire extinguishers, are exit routes clear and the building is clear when the fire alarm sounds etc.?
If the answer is no, then consider our Fire Marshal Training Course.
Overall, where training has been given to your employees by someone without qualifications it is very difficult to prove their level of competency to the enforcement authorities or to your insurance provider. It is good practice to have formal training delivered by an external provider and then you can review and refresh their training by giving tool-box talks.
Contact Wirehouse Employer Services if you require any Health and Safety Training either face to face, E-Learning or to enquire about a specific training need for your business.