According to the HSE a total 144 people died in the workplace in 2017/18, this is a shocking statistic that needs to be improved. The reason for this figure is seen to be down to a number of factors including a lack of appropriate management and awareness of risks.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) are the worlds largest health and safety membership organisation and they have developed high quality training courses which are aimed at sharing the knowledge of Health and Safety worldwide.
IOSH Managing Safely:
The IOSH Managing Safely training course have been designed to train managers and professionals on the complexities of Health and Safety management. The course which runs 4 to 5 days includes the ability to identify potential risks and finding ways of controlling the risks, these are done through risk assessments which through the use of a simple scoring system with provides a 1-10 rating on the severity of the risk and what measures are needed to reduce the risk rating.
Understanding what potential hazards could surround you in whatever industry is paramount to understanding safety as a whole because without knowing the risk how are you able to identity and control them? Being able to have knowledge about risks such as Asbestos, Fire, Noise, Manual Handling, Slips & Trips, vibration etc.
When accidents happen it is important that investigations are carried out to prevent the accident from happening again. If the accident is applicable to one of the below points then a report must be issued to the HSE within either 10 or 15 days depending on the severity of the injury:
- accidents resulting in the death of any person
- accidents resulting in specified injuries to workers
- non-fatal accidents requiring hospital treatment to non-workers and
- dangerous occurrences
We are also able to offer a more detailed understanding of the legalities and how to follow the law correctly to reduce the risk of any legal action which can have devastating effects on any business.
At the end of the course, you will be tasked with two 45 minute long assessments along with a practical assessment to test your gained knowledge.
IOSH Working Safely:
Along with our IOSH Managing Safely Course, we offer an IOSH Working Safely Course which is a bit different, the course lasts one to two days and covers Health and Safety which you may encounter while working and what steps you can take to avoid potential hazards.
This course is perfect for members of staff who aren’t in charge of managing Health and Safety and just need a general understanding of the subject to make them aware of the risks, we urge the
Phoenix safety solutions have a number of training venues throughout the UK including the North West with a venue in Liverpool, for any booking enquiries either give us a call or fill out our enquiry form