HEALTH & SAFETY Legislation

Course No. HS02

Course Introduction

Fully understanding current legislation 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. At the end of the course delegates would have some knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and how to apply it plus practical experience in some risk assessments.

Content Day 1

  • 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 (The reporting of Accidents, Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) 1995
  • Quiz on RIDDOR
  • The cost of accidents and ill health,
  • What causes accidents, the human factor
  • Accident investigation?
  • The Management of Health and Safety Regulations as amended 1999
  • Hazard and Risk explained
  • How to carry out a risk assessment
  • Risk assessment workshop

Content Day 2

  • The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations 1999
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Workshop on COSHH assessments
  • The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • how to set up a workstation
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Carrying out an assessment
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The implications of the Woolf reforms

Target Audience

This would benefit senior and middle managers and all staff directly responsible for H&S within your organisation.