Health and Safety Training
Heath and Safety training courses
For employers and employees, the cost financially and to your reputation from inadequate H&S training can have devastating effects. Learn the importance of health and safety and how to intervene when things don’t go according to plan…
Health and Safety Training
Care Training Services was established in 2011 with the aim of providing outstanding Health and Safety training. We offer training, consultancy and resources to help all organisations, large and small, to ensure they are working to best practise guidelines and within the law.
Health & Safety
The basis of British health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
The Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and employees have to themselves and to each other.
These duties are qualified in the Act by the principle of ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’. In other words, an employer does not have to take measures to avoid or reduce the risk if they are technically impossible or if the time, trouble or cost of the measures would be grossly disproportionate to the risk.
What the law requires here is what good management and common sense would lead employers to do anyway: that is, to look at what the risks are and take sensible measures to tackle them.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (the Management Regulations) generally make more explicit what employers are required to do to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Like the Act, they apply to every work activity.
The main requirement on employers is to carry out a risk assessment. Employers with five or more employees need to record the significant findings of the risk assessment.
Risk assessment should be straightforward in a simple workplace such as a typical office. It should only be complicated if it deals with serious hazards such as those on a nuclear power station, a chemical plant, laboratory or an oil rig.
Food Safety Act 1990
The Food Safety Act 1990 (as amended) provides the framework for all food legislation in the England, Wales and Scotland.
The main responsibilities for all food businesses under the Act are to ensure that:
- businesses do not include anything in food, remove anything from food or treat food in any way which means it would be damaging to the health of people eating it
- the food businesses serve or sell is of the nature, substance or quality which consumers would expect
- the food is labelled, advertised and presented in a way that is not false or misleading
Moving & Handling
The moving and handling of people is a regular task in health and social care, which if not done safely, can cause serious injury to service users and staff. Care Training Services courses and consultancy concentrate on reducing the risk from people handling.
Expert Health & Safety Training
Care Training Services provides expert health and safety training and consultancy to ensure your organisation and employees are working within the law and in a safe environment, and where appropriate, your clients are safe too. Our courses include: