Course No. HS01

Course Introduction

Management of health and safety is not only a legal requirement but also a moral obligation, to protect employees from injury and ill health arising from their jobs. It is increasingly a protection against liability in a society that is becoming more litigious and failure to manage well can lead to increased insurance premiums, fines, or even imprisonment. The course would give an overview of health and safety management, covering:

  • The main requirements of The Health and Safety at Work (etc) Act 1974 as applied to employers, managers, supervisors and all employees,
  • The enforcement of H & S law and the powers of Inspectors,
  • Accident reporting under RIDDOR (Reporting of Accidents Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) 1995,
  • Quiz on RIDDOR
  • The cost of accidents and ill health
  • The Management of Health and Safety Regulations as amended 1999
  • The Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • Other regulations additional to the Act (brief reference only),
  • The importance of H & S training,
  • The implications of the Woolf reforms.

Course Objectives

This course will give all delegates a good understanding in the principles of H&S in particular the current legislation. The promotion of H&S within your organisation will be enhanced.

Target Audience

This would benefit senior and middle managers of your organisation.