Health and safety training is a fundamental tool used in the workplace that can ensure that all your staff and anybody visiting your site remain safe for the duration that they are with your company. There are many myths about what the HSE do and do not allow you to do in the workplace, lots of these are just that, myths, the main aim health and safety training is to ensure the safety of everyone and the prevention of accidents. As they say prevention is better than cure. This article is aimed at looking at some of the factors that you need to consider when looking at health and safety training. The article will then conclude by informing you on where you can find more information on health and safety training and health and safety consultants. |
The first steps to creating your health and safety training
The first thing to remember is that you are legally required to manage and asses the health and safety risk of your workplace. The HSE has created a five step plan to make sure you cover the following:
1. Identify the hazards 2. Decide who might be harmed and how 3. Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions 4. Record your findings and implement them 5. Review your assessment and update if necessary.
All of the above steps will ensure that you have covered ever basis when considering creating your health and safety training. A very important thing to remember is not to over complicate things, in most companies the risk factors are easily identifiable and this means you can easily identify the necessary control measures. The HSE also have their own risk assessment and policy templates that you can download to either use as a guide or as a foundation to your HSE risk assessment.
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