Short-course builder

A short, tailored course allows you to build a one or two-day course that meets your business needs. You choose what you need and we deliver.

Using the list below simply select six modules to create your one-day training course or twelve modules to create your two-day training course. When you've selected the modules, click on 'Build your course' and follow the instructions to submit your request.

Accident Investigation
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Accident Investigation

- Understand the definition of an accident and a near-miss and the importance of investigation

- Understand the need to establish causal factors to assist in the prevention of recurrences

- Understand the roles of investigators, the safety officer and the HSE in various phases of an accident investigation

- Identify those who might be involved, affected or interested in an accident

- Recognise the importance of managing evidence and witness interview.

Accident Reduction
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Accident Reduction

- Understand the main causes of accidents; human error, mechanical failure, etc

- Understand legal, moral and economic considerations for accident reduction

- Understand the various control methods that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of accidents

- Identify the factors contributing to a safe system of work.

Accident Reporting
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Accident Reporting

- Understand the importance of and benefits of accident reporting

- Identify the key stages involved in reporting an accident

- Understand the requirements for accident reporting under RIDDOR

- Identify major injuries and dangerous occurrences specified under RIDDOR

- Understand the process or reporting and time constraints imposed under RIDDOR.

Chemical Safety
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Chemical Safety

- Identify various substances that are hazardous to health, possible routes of entry and the effects on the body

- Know the main requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

- Regulations 2002 and the duties it imposes on employers, employees and the self employed

- Recognise chemical and biological hazards associated with a wide range of activities and situations

- Understand the factors to be considered when completing a COSHH risk assessment

- Identify the main control measures used to prevent exposure to hazardous substances.

Communication and Motivation
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Communication and Motivation

- Understand the importance of effective communication and motivation in health and safety and its effect on accident reduction.

- Recognise the various methods of formal and informal communication in health and safety, along with their advantages and disadvantages.

- Recognise the advantages and disadvantages of various means of communication.

- Identify what can create barriers to effective communication.

- Understand the effects of goals and incentives on motivation.

- Understand how motivation techniques based on Keller’s ARCS and Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ models can be used to enhance health and safety training.

Display Screen Equipment
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Display Screen Equipment

- Know the main requirements of the Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 (as amended).

- Identify the principle health risks associated with DSE and how to deal with them effectively.

- Identify the factors relating to the equipment and environment that should be addressed in order to comply with the requirements of the Regulations.

- Understand the employer’s responsibility regarding eyesight tests and liability for costs of corrective appliances.

- Know how the DSE Regulations apply to portable equipment.

Effective Health and Safety Training
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Effective Health and Safety Training

- Understand the legal duties of all employers under the Health and Safety at Work etc

- Act 1974 (HASWA) and other associated legislation to provide information, instruction and training

- Know the principles of Health and Safety Training and how to develop a Health & Safety training strategy

- Preventative measures, safety measures and responsibilities that arise from work activities

- Identify who needs to be trained and to what level

- Identify the most suitable effective methods of training delivery.

Environmental Management
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Environmental Management

- Understand the benefits of good environmental practice

- Understand how a business impacts the environment

- Identify two key environmental principles that underpin environmental law

- Identify the principal enforcement agencies and outline the regulatory penalties associated with non-compliance

- Identify the main legislation associated with waste management, water pollution, air emissions, energy and climate change

- Understand ways to reduce raw material, energy and water use

- Learn the key components of the waste management hierarchy

- Understand the main requirements of an environmental management system.

Fire Safety Awareness
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Fire Safety Awareness

- Understand the main principles of fire and its prevention in the workplace

- Identify the main legislation associated with fire safety

- Identify the key components of a safe means of escape

- Learn the key components of a fire emergency plan

- Identify the four main types of fire extinguishers and their specific uses.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

- Understand the main objectives and levels of duty imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASWA)

- Understand the duties imposed by HASWA on employers to employees, designers and others

- Identify the powers that HSE / Local Authority inspectors have and the remit of their responsibilities

- Understand the consequences of breaching HASWA:
     - Improvement Notices
     - Prohibition Notices
     - Prosecutions.

Health and Safety Law
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Health and Safety Law

- Understand the principles of Common and Statute Law

- Understand the differences between criminal and civil law and how they are dealt with

- Identify examples of case law relating to criminal and civil law

- Know what is meant by ‘Duty of Care’ and its implications

- Understand the legal requirement for employers and public liability insurance.

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
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Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations

- Know the legal requirements of the MHSWR 1999 and the requirements of employers, employees and others

- Identify the requirements for carrying out Risk Assessment and the principles of prevention

- Know the benefits to an employer of having appropriate health and safety arrangements, health surveillance and competent health and safety assistance

- Identify the need for procedures covering serious and imminent danger and contact with external services

- Understand the need for adequate capabilities and training.

Manual Handling
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Manual Handling

- Identify the main types of manual handling injuries, their causes and the factors that can increase their likelihood

- Learn the duties of employers and employees regarding the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

- Understand the principles of assessing and reducing the risks arising from lifting operations

- Identify what should be included in a training programme to help reduce manual handling injuries

- Learn how loads can be moved safely by following safe lifting techniques.

Personal Protective Equipment
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Personal Protective Equipment

- Identify the main types of PPE for various parts of the body, and the hazards they offer protection against

- Understand what factors must be considered when assessing PPE requirements

- Understand the importance of ergonomic considerations when selecting PPE

- Understand why information, instruction and training in the use, maintenance and storage of PPE is critical to employee safety

- Identify the limitations of PPE.

Safe Use of Work Equipment
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Safe Use of Work Equipment

- Identify factors to consider when assessing suitability of work equipment

- Recognise the important role that inspection and maintenance play in work equipment safety

- Identify specific work equipment hazards and control measures such as guarding

- Understand the important role information, instruction and training play in ensuring work equipment is used safely

- Identify the main requirements of the Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Risk Assessment
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Risk Assessment

- Understand the legal obligations for employers relating to risk assessments and terminology used in MHSWR 1999

- Understand the ‘5 Steps’ principle of suitable and sufficient risk assessment as outlined by the HSE

- Identify a range of hazards: physical, chemical, biological and organisational

- Identify who might be harmed and how, and understand how to evaluate the risks

- Learn how existing and additional control measures can help reduce residual risk.

Workforce Consultation
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Workforce Consultation

- Learn the legal requirements regarding workforce consultation

- Identify the functions of union safety representatives and representatives of employee safety

- Understand the requirements for establishing a safety committee

- Learn the various methods of consulting with the workforce

- Understand how workforce consultation can reduce the potential for accidents and ill health.

Workplace Safety
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Workplace Safety

- Understand the requirements of the Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992

- Understand the need for an appropriate and correctly maintained work environment and welfare facilities

- Understand the principles of preventing falls of falling objects

- Understand the causal factors of slips, trips and falls and prevention techniques

- Learn how to organise vehicular traffic routes to prevent pedestrian injury.

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