There are a number of very compelling reasons for offering staff Health & Safety and HR Compliance training.
Firstly, in some cases, you HAVE to. It’s quite simply the law. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires the employer to provide whatever information and training that is needed to ensure the safety of staff.
Other legislation such as the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 explicitly require employers to offer specific training and to repeat such training regularly.
Secondly, employers should offer Health & Safety and HR Compliance training because it makes sense and improves profitability. Good Health & Safety training will reduce accidents and work-related illness whilst simultaneously improving your team’s loyalty, productivity, and resilience. Furthermore, HR Compliance training will go a long way in helping your staff understand various human resources principles, including things like data protection, safeguarding, and conflict in the workplace. Additionally, many HR courses help your staff perform work of a specialised nature.
The HSE does not specify what kind of training you have to provide as long as it is clear to understand, appropriate for the risks involved and meets the needs of all of your staff.
So, employers cannot avoid providing their staff with training. However, they are completely free to choose the training that suits them. Providing staff with training should not be a huge hassle, complicated nor expensive. Our training provides a simple, yet highly effective way of working towards compliance with legislation and your staff will love it, see for yourself here.
Please feel free to contact us on 01344 867088 and ask further questions if you need to, we are always delighted to help wherever we can. Or, if you’d like to trial some of our courses, you can do so at any time with a free trial.