Health and safety training

Our Health and Safety team can provide you with expert training in a number of areas.

  • Need help on how to produce a risk assessment?
  • Do you need to obtain an understanding of the principles of an investigation process?

We have complied a list of courses the team can offer. Courses are held at our offices here in the centre of Telford, but we can also come to you!

Please refer to our health and safety calendar of events for the dates of our planned courses in 2019. We have also prepared a calendar of events for 2020.


Event Safety Training - Large Events

The Event Safety training course will enable anyone organising an event, to understand their duty to plan, manage and monitor an event and to make sure that workers, and the visiting public, are not exposed to health and safety risks.

This course will enable event organisers to:

  • understand legal responsibility for running events
  • be able to identify and manage safety risks
  • implement advice given by the Emergency services
  • understand what document is required to run a safe event
  • understand the role of the an Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG)
  • know where and who to go to for further safety information.

There is a practical element to the course that will enable you to:

  • understand the necessary licenses/ inspection certificates/insurances and registrations
  • consider whether the public are safe and not exposed to fear of physical harm
  • ensure adequate welfare provisions are provided.
  • consider the emergency arrangements that need to be place and consider if any road closures need to be applied for.
  • provide employees/volunteers/ stewards/ marshals with sufficient information /training and supervision to undertake their role.

The course is aimed at:

  • event organisers.
  • event safety officers.
  • anyone with a health and safety role or responsibility during an event process.

Duration: 

  • Full Day

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

Price:

  • £125.

Managing Health & Safety In Care Provision

Informing those responsible for Health & Safety in a care provision of their responsibilities. To ensure health and safety is sensibly and effectively managed and minimise risks for those being cared for and their care workers.

This course is aimed at those managing care provisions. E.g. Directors, Care Providers, Care Managers, and those with a Health & Safety role.

This course is targeted at a wide range of organisations providing care for adults in local authorities, the NHS, and those from the private and voluntary sectors.

Aims:

  • To increase delegates knowledge to manage a safe environment for vulnerable people to live in
  • To enhance Health & Safety knowledge in a care provision
  • To raise Health & Safety awareness and profile whilst managing a care provision

Objectives:

  • Comply with health and safety law
  • Working towards good practice & area specific guidelines
  • Provide a safe environment for customers
  • Provide a safe environment for carers to work in
  • Prevent/reduce accidents
  • Prevent going to prison/reduced fines

The course content looks at:

  • Relevant Legislation
  • Specific Legislation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Care Plans
  • RIDDOR
  • Manual Handling
  • Lifting Equipment (LOLER)
  • Scalding
  • Legionella
  • Bed Rails
  • COSHH & PPE
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Fire Safety
  • Basic Infection Control including Clinical Waste
  • Work Related Stress
  • General Welfare
  • Training
  • Food Hygiene
  • General Building Safety and Security
  • Face to face using power point presentation
  • Scenarios and tests

Duration

  • Full Day

Capacity:

  • 20 persons

Cost:

  • £125.00

Health and Safety for Building Managers course (external and internal)

To give an overview for Building managers’ legal responsibilities for health and safety, how to carry these out and the assistance available to do this.

By the end of the course, participants will learn:

  • a building managers legal responsibilities for health and safety
  • health and safety building management within you building
  • the support available to the building manager
  • policies, risk assessment, monitoring, record keeping, training, accidents, emergencies and ill health
  • building health and safety risks:
    • Legionella
    • welfare
    • internal areas 
    • external areas 
    • asbestos 
    • fire safety management 
    • utilities 
    • maintenance and contractors 
    • general building safety and security 
  • health and safety audits and building checklists.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • No certificate or renewal is needed.

Duration: 

  • 4 hours.

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

Cost:

  • £80 per person.

Caretaker Health and Safety Awareness course (external and internal)

To give an overview for companies (who have a caretaker role within their organisation) on their legal responsibilities for health and safety, how to carry these responsibilities out.

By the end of the course, participants will have an awareness of:

  • do’s and don’ts of a caretaker
  • basics principles of risk assessment 
  • general building safety and security – internal and external areas 
  • health and safety considerations for the environment you work in, including: 
    • playground safety
    • water safety
    • ladder safety
    • tool and equipment safety
    • fire safety
    • Legionella
    • asbestos  
  • health and safety considerations for you as a caretaker, including: 
    • lone working
    • COSHH
    • personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • infection control
    • manual handling
    • seasonal work
    • any other duties.  

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • Renewal is needed every 12 months. 

Duration:

  • 2 hours.

Capacity:

  • 16 maximum.

Cost:

  • £75 per person.

 

 


Caretaker Health and Safety Awareness course – annual update (external and internal)

To give an update on health and safety considerations (who have a caretaker role within their organisation) on their legal responsibilities for health and safety, how to carry these responsibilities out.

By the end of the course, participants will have an update on:

  • health and safety legislation changes that would impact on a caretaker’s roles and responsibilities:
    • what has changed since 2017  
    • do’s and don’ts of a caretaker – any changes for 2018
    • general building safety and security – internal and external areas 
    • review of health and safety considerations for the environment you work  
    • review of health and safety  considerations for you as a caretaker
    • reviewing the principles of risk assessment.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Duration:

  • 1 hour.

Capacity:

  • 16 maximum. 

Cost:

  • £40 per person.

 


Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment course (external and internal)

To give an understanding of the legal requirements for display screen equipment work (i.e. work with computers) to be assessed and to learn and practice the techniques for carrying these out.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • identify the hazards arising from using display screen equipment
  • carry out assessments of display screen equipment work stations
  • set up a work station correctly
  • advise on improvements
  • advise on the management of display screen equipment users
  • advise on your organisations eye test procedures
  • understand the risks associated with dynamic working.

The course is available for:

  • managers
  • supervisors or nominated employees who need to become DSE assessors.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • course is delivered with tutor input, group discussion and practical exercises
  • no certificate or renewal is needed.

Duration:

  • 2 hours

Capacity:

  • 12 maximum.

Cost:

  • £60 per person.

 


Governors’ Role in Health and Safety course (internal)

Target Audience Governors of Academes, trust run schools and committees with responsibility for health and safety.

This course is designed to provide health and safety advice and support to governors, to enable them to help the school comply with their legal responsibilities.  Advice will include how the governing body can plan for the school to implement the health and safety policy, by setting objectives and performance standards and monitoring of the process.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • have an overview of the legal responsibilities for health and safety
  • have an understanding of how health and safety law is enforced and what the Health and Safety Executive see as current priorities for schools
  • have an understanding of the role of the health and safety audit
  • have a clear understanding of the school’s and the governors’ responsibilities for health and safety
  • understand the importance of risk assessment
  • be able to set performance objectives
  • know what support is available to the school.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • No certificate of renewal is needed.

Duration:

  • 2 hours.

Capacity:

  • 16 maximum.

Cost:

  • £75 per person.

 


Investigating Accidents and Incidents course (external and internal)

The investigating accidents and incidents training will give you a broad understanding of the principles of an investigation process, looking at the benefits of prevention with the emphasis on practical training exercises and real-life case studies.

It will enable you to meet your moral and legal obligations to investigate accidents and incidents and assist compliance with relevant legislation, including RIDDOR (1995).

  • Principles of incident investigation.
  • Benefits of incident prevention – Immediate, underlying and root causes. Basic concepts of human factors.
  • Accident investigation techniques - What to do immediately after an accident.
  • Stages of accident investigation:
    • Step 1: Gather the information 
    • Step 2: Analyse the information
    • Step 3: Identify risk control measures
    • Step 4: Implement the action plan.
  • Reporting incidents under RIDDOR.
  • Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Practical exercises and case studies.

The course is available for:

  • directors
  • managers 
  • team leaders
  • head teachers 
  • business managers 
  • anyone with a role or responsibility in an accident/incident process. 

Additional information:

  • there is no formal assessment, renewal or certificate for this course. 

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Duration:

  • 3 hours.

Capacity:

  • 16 maximum.

Cost:

  • £75 per person.

 


Legionella Awareness course (external and internal)

To give an understanding of how Legionella grows and causes infection and the measures to take to control it.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be able to describe the six things needed out an outbreak of Legionella to occur
  • understand the principles behind the practical control measures
  • be able to describe the practical control measures needed on hot and cold water systems
  • understand how and where to take temperatures on hot and cold water systems
  • understand what temperatures are satisfactory and for those that are unsatisfactory what to do next
  • understand the companies’ water systems management policy
  • identifying risks for your company.

Course outline:

  • introduction and domestic arrangements 
  • what do you know already?
  • complying with the law – L8 ACOP 
  • identify and assessing water risks
  • nominating a responsible person for your site 
  • preventing and controlling  risks
  • keeping correct records.

Resources

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts. 

Additional information:

  • no renewal or certificate.

Duration:

  • 2 hours.

Capacity:

  • 12 maximum.

Cost:

  • £40 per person.

 


Managing Health and Safety course (external and internal)

To give an overview of the managers legal responsibilities for health and safety, how to carry these out and the assistance available to do this.

By the end of the course, participants will learn:

  • a managers legal responsibilities for health and safety
  • how health and safety law is enforced
  • how health and safety is managed within your company
  • about policies, consultation, risk assessment, monitoring, record keeping, training, accidents, emergencies and ill health.
Duration:
  • four hours after completion of the e learning package.

The course is available for:

  • directors
  • managers
  • team leaders
  • supervisors and employees with a role within health and safety

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • the course is delivered by interactive lecturing and exercises
  • no certificate 
  • refresher recommended every three years.

Duration:

  • 3 hours.

Capacity:

  • 12 maximum.

Cost:

  • £90 per person (which includes access to online learning package).

 


Routine Visual Inspection of Outdoor Playground Equipment course (external and internal)

The session will help you identify and look at your outdoor play equipment's basic condition, especially faults due to recent vandalism, breakages and cleanliness of the playground.

It will include:

  • practical advice on how to carry out an inspections and record on a simple sheet
  • advice on reporting of defects 
  • practical workshop on site to ensure staff that have been nominated are competent to carry out daily/weekly inspections, record findings and understand importance of reporting defects.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • no renewal or certificate.

Duration:

  • 2 hours.

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

Cost:

  • £40 per person.

 


Managing Health and Safety Refresher course (external and internal)

The course aims to provide a refresher on key health and safety issues for managers and nominated employees who have undertaken “Managing Health and Safety” (or equivalent training) three or more years ago. 

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be able to assess how recent/forthcoming changes to health and safety law and policy will affect their workplace and practices.
  • be reminded of their legal responsibilities for health and safety and how the law is enforced
  • review how their management of health and safety contributes to the strategy for managing health and safety within your organisation
  • be given an opportunity to explore further any areas of health and safety that are a cause for concern.

The course is available for:

  • directors
  • managers
  • team leaders
  • key staff with health and safety responsibilities who have completed the Manager’s Role in Health and Safety (or equivalent) three or more years ago. 

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • the course will be delivered with tutor input, group discussions and practical exercises
  • no renewal or certificate.

Duration:

  • 3 hours.

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

Cost:

  • £80 per person.

 


Risk Assessment course (external and internal)

To give an understanding of the legal requirements for risk assessments and to learn and practice the techniques for carrying these out.

To ensure that staff expected to carry out risk assessments are competent in the principles of the Risk Assessment process and competent in the carrying out and recording of Risk Assessments.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be able to identify hazards that require risk assessment
  • be able to systematically carry out risk assessments
  • be able to select appropriate control measures
  • be able to monitor the effectiveness of control measures
  • understand the limits of their competence and where they will need further assistance
  • understand the difference of:
    • GENERIC risk assessment (an assessment of general risks within the work you do) and 
    • DYNAMIC risk assessment (a continual  assessment whilst doing a task).

The course is available for:

  • managers and those assisting them in carrying out risk assessments.

Resources

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • the course is delivered with tutor input, group discussions and practical exercises
  • no renewal or certificate.

Duration:

  • 7 hours.

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

Cost: 

  • £125 per person.

 


Basic Risk Assessment for Schools course (internal)

Bespoke for schools – student, classroom and activity based.

To give an understanding of the legal requirements for risk assessments and to learn and practice the techniques for carrying these out.

To ensure that as Teachers and Teaching assistants are  aware of the principles of the Risk Assessment process and competent in the carrying out and recording of Risk Assessments under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • be able to identify hazards in school that require risk assessment
  • be able to systematically carry out risk assessments
  • be able to select appropriate control measures
  • be able to monitor the effectiveness of control measures
  • understand the limits of their competence and where they will need further assistance.

Resources:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • handouts.

Additional information:

  • the course is delivered with tutor input, group discussions and practical exercises. 
  • participants will complete a risk assessment using case studies. 
  • no renewal or certificate.

Duration:

  • Full Day

Capacity:

  • 20 maximum.

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