Health and Safety for Managers

An easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand guide for employers and managers who have a responsibility for health and safety. Leads through necessary steps and informs about different laws and legislation.

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.

2. Legislation

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.

 Legislation

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

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Chapter 13 (2)

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.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Section 5 (1)

 Reviews More reviews

Clear and concise

5
By on March 27, 2017
Sensible common sense approach

Easy to use

5
By on March 8, 2017
I find H&S ridiculous. At my place of work everyone is told to take care of themselves and not to do any task that they feel they cannot or should not do. We do regular risk assessments where necessary and expect all staff to evaluate a task before attempting it and ask for help/assistance where necessary. Perhaps we are very lucky and other places are not as good as we are in which case I would no doubt change my view.

Informative and easy to use course

5
By on March 1, 2017
I found this course easy to follow ,and very informative