Health & Safety

Number of Participants: 12 Maximum

Cost per day: 1-4 People £110 5-8 People £190 9-12 People £240

(please note some course are half a day and some are more than 1 day)

If you are an individual it may be cheaper to join an existing course

DSE/VDU Operator Safety Level 2 (VTQ)

This Display Screen Equipment/Visual Display Unit Training Course is extremely useful for anyone working in an office.

The contents included in this course are:

  • Regulations
    • Health and Safety at work regulations
    • Display Screen regulations
    • Workstations
    • the importance of DSE
    • Employer requirements of DSE
  • DSE Injuries
    • MSD's
    • Upper and lower limb disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Eye strains
  • DSE best practice
    • Workstation overview
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse or trackball
    • Display screens
    • Software
    • Furniture
    • Environment
    • Telephones
    • Mobile devices

Learning outcomes/assessment criteria

1 Understand the importance of DSE risk assessments

  • 1.1 Outline the reasons for conducting DSE risk assessments
  • 1.2 Outline the main legislation relating to DSE risk assessments

2 Understand the principles of controlling the risks from DSE workstations

  • 2.1 Identify the principles of good ergonomic workstation design
  • 2.2 Outline the main causes of ill-health relating to DSE use
  • 2.3 Describe corrections that can be applied to workstation design to control identified risks

3 Understand how a DSE risk assessment is undertaken

  • 3.1 Describe the stages involved in a DSE risk assessment
  • 3.2 Outline the circumstances in which a DSE risk assessment should be reviewed

Health and Safety Principles in the Workplace Level 1 (VTQ) 1-day course

Gain Awareness of Regulations, Accident Prevention & Procedures to keep Your Workplace as Safe as Possible.

The contents included in this course are:

  • Introduction and Regulation
    • Health and Safety and its importance
    • What causes accidents?
    • Health and Safety Law
    • Employee and Employer Responsibility
  • Prevention of Accidents
    • Why prevention is important and what can be done
    • Risk Assessment
    • The Accident triangle
    • The 5 stages of Risk assessment
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Substances dangerous to health - COSHH
    • Warning signs
  • When an accident happens
    • Basic First Aid Advice
    • RIDDOR and accident reporting
    • Workplace policies and procedures
    • Equipment in the workplace and how you can get hurt
    • When accidents happen
    • Changes to RIDDOR 2013
  • Specific areas of health and safety training
    • Formal Fire Risk Assessment
    • Fire Triangle
    • Calling the fire service
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Good Housekeeping
    • Electricity
    • Manual Handling
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
    • Occupational Health
    • Infection control
  • Summary of Health and Safety
    • Enforcement of health and safety regulations
    • What you need to remember and what to do next

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace

1.1 State what is meant by health and safety at work.

1.2 Define the key terms used in health and safety.

1.3 State the main legal responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

2 Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace

2.1 Indicate the hazards and risks with reference to Slips trips and falls, working at heights, manual handling, hazardous substances, machinery and vehicles, electricity, fire and stress.

3 Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect health and safety

3.1 Identify the benefits of maintaining a tidy, well-organised workplace.

3.2 State the importance of maintaining suitable environmental conditions.

3.3 Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided.

3.4 Identify the different classes of health and safety signage.

4 Understand the requirements for workplace procedures

4.1 Explain the need for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous events and near misses.

4.2 Identify the purpose of first aid provision.

4.3 Identify the types and uses of personal protective equipment.

4.4 Outline the importance of personal hygiene.

Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 (VTQ) 1-day course

Take your Health and Safety Training to the next level and learn how to keep everyone more safe in your workplace.

The contents included in this course are:

  • What is Health and Safety
  • Why is Health and Safety Important
  • Causes of Accidents
  • Workplace Illness
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Acts and Regulations
  • RIDDOR
  • Accident Reporting
  • COSHH Regulations & Data Sheets
  • Health and Safety Regulations and Policy
  • Employee Welfare
  • Employer and Employee’s Responsibilities
  • HASAWA and MHSWR Law Regulations
  • Employee’s Training
  • Manager’s Role
  • Self Employed
  • Enforcement
  • Penalties for Non-Compliance of H&S Laws
  • Workplace Policies and Procedures
  • Risk Assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Warning Signs
  • Fire – Causes and What to Do
  • Manual Handling
  • Guidelines for Lifting
  • Working at Height
  • Work-related disorders and diseases
  • Hazards and Control Measures
  • Reporting Problems
  • First Aid Planning and Basic Advice

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

1.1 Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work

1.2 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation

1.3 Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace

1.4 Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated

2 Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety

2.1 Define the terms 'hazard' and 'risk'

2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment

2.3 Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work

3 Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards

3.1 Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces

3.2 Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment

3.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy

3.4 List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards

4 Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

4.1 State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health

4.2 Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace

4.3 List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid

4.4 Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH Level 2 (VTQ)

Learn About the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and how they affect your workplace

The contents included in this course are:

  • Introduction
    • What does COSHH mean?
    • What is a hazardous substance
    • COSHH risk assessing
    • Stages of a COSHH risk assessment
    • Reviewing COSHH assessments
  • COSHH Regulation
    • CHIP and GHS regulations
    • Labelling of substances - CHIP and CLP symbols
    • Employee and Employer Duties
    • Control of Major Accidents Hazards Regulations 2015
  • Types of Hazardous Substance
    • Mixing of chemicals
    • Liquids
    • Gases and Vapours
    • Lead products
    • Explosive material
    • Solvents
  • How can you be affected?
    • Routes of entry to the body
    • Medical conditions
    • COSHH in the office
  • Protection and accidental exposure
    • Hierarchy of control
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Handling of chemicals
    • COSHH Control measures
    • Accidental Exposure
    • Reporting and Management
    • Cleanup Procedures
    • Medical and dental waste products
    • Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL)
    • Enforcement of COSHH
    • Permit to Work
    • Emergency Procedures
    • COSHH Health surveillance
    • Storage of chemicals
    • COSHH cleanup procedures
    • ADR kit and transporting chemicals
  • What is not covered under COSHH
    • Asbestos and its dangers
    • Lead and it's dangers
    • Radioactive Substances

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand the importance of COSHH risk assessments

1.1 Outline the reasons for conducting COSHH risk assessments

1.2 Outline the main legislation relating to COSHH risk assessments

2 Know the main types of hazardous substances and how they may cause harm

2.1 Describe different forms of hazardous substances

2.2 Classify different hazardous substances

2.3 Describe the ways in which hazardous substances can enter the body and the harm they can cause

3 Understand the principles of controlling the risks from hazardous substances

3.1 Describe the factors to be considered when assessing the risks from exposure to hazardous substances

3.2 Describe the hierarchy of controls in relation to the control of hazardous substances

4 Understand how a COSHH risk assessment is undertaken

4.1 Describe the stages of a COSHH risk assessment

4.2 Outline the circumstances in which a COSHH risk assessment should be reviewed

Lone Workers Level 2 (VTQ) Half day course

Learn how to safely work alone and deal with any health and safety risks associated with working alone.

The contents included in this course are:

The lone worker

  • Is it legal to work alone and is it safe?
  • What is a risk assessment
  • Lone worker risk assessment
  • High-risk environments for lone workers
  • What problems affect lone workers
  • Learn your workplace policies
  • Training and Supervision for Lone Workers
  • Personal safety tips for lone workers
  • home visit safety
  • Driving and travelling alone
  • Working Alone
  • Defusing potentially dangerous situations
  • Dealing with Aggression
  • Recognising Danger Signs
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Employers' liability insurance

Slips Trips and Falls in Construction Level 2 (VTQ) Half day course

Learn the difference between Slips, Trips and Falls and the skills to make your workplace as safe as possible.

The contents included in this course are:

  • The problem
  • Regulation and the Law
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Workplace policies
  • Safe working
  • Slip hazards
  • Trip hazards
  • Injuries
  • Prevention of accidents
  • Reporting
  • Correct handling