Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 45 minutes
- Suitable for Managers across all industry sectors
- Comply with UK H&S legislation, including The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Health and Safety for Managers Course Contents
1. The 10 Steps
This section outlines the 10 things that all businesses must do, including setting up a health and safety policy, assessing risks in the workplace, providing training and information and ensuring there is adequate first aid cover.
Here we go through the various relevant pieces of legislation, starting with the 3 general pieces of legislation:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
The section then moves onto the specific safety areas - from fire safety law and first aid requirements to noise, vibration and electricity and many other in between, explaining the dangers that employees may face and what should be done.
This section also touches on very specific health and safety areas which are relevant to some organisations, but not others - such as Asbestos, Gas safety and Work at Height.
3. Health and Safety Myths
Health and safety legislation is often misinterpreted or used as an excuse for an unpopular decision and this causes GENUINE health and safety issues to get pushed out of the spotlight.
Many people believe the HSE and health and safety laws are responsible for banning all sorts of things, such as banning conkers in the playground, office workers banned from putting up office Christmas decorations and banning the wearing of flip-flops in offices. These are NOT laws, they are simply internal decisions which management WANT to happen and the easiest way to get a rule through without argument is to blame the HSE or health and safety regulations. In actual fact the HSE has banned very little, aside from a few high-risk things, such as asbestos, which kills 4000 people each year.
Test & Certificate
This Health and Safety for Managers course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 set out the general duties employers have toward employees and members of the public, and the duties employees have to themselves and others. Any director, manager, secretary or similar officer can be held responsible for breaches of these Acts.
Essentially, the law states that everyone must take ‘reasonably practicable’ precautions and actions to reduce risk in their workplace, as well as appointing competent people to specific Health and Safety duties and providing appropriate information and training.
Every employer must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate health and safety training
Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.
This programme looks at the specific pieces of health and safety legislation which apply to most companies. It looks at how employees may be affected if the legislation is not adhered to and the basic things that need to be done. For each health and safety area the programme indicates if employees may need training.
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
- The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (or RIDDOR)
- The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
- The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
It also briefly touches upon very specific Health and Safety regulations, such as:
- The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
- The Work at Height Regulations 2005
- The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009
- The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
- The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
- The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999
- The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002