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Training; do you know your legal requirements when it comes to your employees?

As an employer you have a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to provide key safety information, training and supervision to staff.

Your staff need to understand Health & Safety basics in the workplace.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005  requires the following:

  • What to do in the event of a fire information communicated to all
  • Refresher training should be delivered regularly – typically this is annually
  • Fire safety training updates are needed if there are any changes such as building alterations

Who needs health and safety training?

If you employ managers or supervisors they need to know what you expect from them in terms of health and safety, and how you expect them to deliver.

This would be detailed in your health and safety policy. But they will need to understand the basics of health and safety legislation and how to identify and control risks.

Everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely. They also need to know about your health and safety policy, and how it affects them and their responsibilities.

What are the benefits?

Of course, all this costs you money and time. But remember, there are major business benefits to be gained from safety training.

If you reduce the number of accidents and ill health occurrences and ensure safe operations, training can make a major contribution to the success of your business.

Ways to train

You may want to provide some training yourself in the form of inductions and briefings. But you should only do so if you are confident in the content and are competent to deliver it in-house.

The law requires you to have access to a suitable source of competent advice to help you manage health and safety and this includes providing you with advice on your training requirements.

You may require more specific courses required such as Manual Handling, COSHH and First Aid.

There are sources of training available such as e-Learning, this can meet the needs of most training requirements and can be cost and time effective.

We at HSSS offer an e-Learning system that can be adapted so that it becomes bespoke to your company. with courses that are relevant and operate in way that suits the nature of your business.

Our courses can be both CPD accredited and non-accredited and bespoke to suit your individual business needs.

We don’t adapt a one-size fits all approach, therefore we can be flexible and help identify the training  courses that reflect your business need.

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