Top Tips for Health and Safety – Ridgeway Training – Health and Safety Courses Crawley

Do you understand the importance of First Aid within your business? Do you know what authorities are there to enforce the Health and Safety guidelines and ensure your workplace is a safe place to work?

Most Health & Safety courses have no entry requirements but may require you to bring some form of photographic identification to the course.

  • Understand the powers of the enforcement authorities. It is important to know what duties fall under the power of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the local authorities. It is also important to know just what powers these authorities have and how it can affect you and your company.
  • Understanding the relevant health and safety legislation. Find out what is meant by HASAW. Identify what duties employers have such as “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work.” Employers must also keep a written record of all Health and Safety policies (This only applies to employers with 5 or more employees).
  • Appreciate the meaning of risk and the cause of accidents at work – Identify the potential risks and hazards that can occur in your workplace. Identify whose duty it is to assess the workplace for these risks and hazards and identify how they can be prevented or managed to ensure that a safe workplace is maintained. Learn safe operation and maintenance of your working environment, plant and systems where applicable. It is also important to understand the safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances where applicable.

This allows you to go back to your employment and seek the necessary changes are made to ensure that your workplace is safe. This could include the formation of a Health and Work strategy and/or plan.

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