UK Legislation places responsibilities on both employers and employees in the workplace.  

Cost: £40 to SCVS member organisations

This course looks at the principles of health and safety and accident prevention in the workplace, providing an understanding of the hazards and risks to employees and the responsibilities placed on employers in order to equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge to maintain a safer working environment..

Course objectives:

  • Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  • Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  • Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety

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