Safety and Health Legislation
This will include detailed insight into to various applicable legislation and will address the requirements therein. This will include in particular the following:
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
- Applicable Codes of Practice
The duty holders will be detailed in this section as well as the function and role of the HSA.
Statuary accident and incident reporting (IR1 & IR3, due to be updated in November 2015)
Examples of applicable case studies with regards to prosecutions under this legislation.
Key elements of the Safety Statement, what is covered by the Safety Statement, suggest overview of client Safety Statement during the course.
Key policies and procedures required in the Safety Statement.
Identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessments
Types of workplace hazards and risk assessment templates. Rating risk assessments considering likelihood and severity as well as other factors.
Effective control measures applying principles of prevention as well as hierarchy of controls.
Practical risk assessment workshop.
Effective review of existing risk assessment as well as preparation of new risk assessments.
Fire Safety/Emergency Procedures
Planning and preparing for emergencies as required under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 Section 11.
Ensuring adequate provision of personnel to the various roles e.g. fire wardens and first aiders.
Introduction of fire safety checklist which could be used in relation to the building where the training is being carried out (subject to approval from building manager).
General chemical safety procedures and typical hazards within the applicable workplace.
Typical chemical hazards in the workplace, routes of entry and understanding Safety Data Sheets. Workshop on Safety Data Sheets.
Storage of various chemicals.
Scope and content of Safety Inspections, generating checklists or audit templates.
Sample audit carried out during the course with the consent of the premises manager.
Investigation Procedures, sequence of investigation, how to get to root causes. Accident Reporting. Interview techniques, talking to witnesses.
Workshop on accident investigation.
Sources of Information
Various available sources of information available to Safety Representatives both outside and within the workplace.
End Test covering the main aspects of the course. Ongoing revision will be carried out during the course to ensure that effective learning has being achieved at various intervals. This will be done by Q & A, Quizzes and Team Challenges.