IOSH WORKING SAFELY

Working Safely is now recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) as equivalent to a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the construction environment. This means that anyone who successfully completes the course - and passes the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for operatives - can apply for a CSCS labourer green card (to help them gain easier access to UK construction sites).

IOSH's Working safely training course is designed for people at any level in any sector, and meets the government's guidelines for introductory health and safety training. It's a 100% match to the Health and Safety Executive's 'Passport' syllabus. Full of step-by-step guidance you'll find that the highly innovative format and content inspires delegates - critical to getting essential health and safety messages across.

Course Duration: 1 day

Anyone wanting quality health and safety training, suitable for workers at any level.

Introducing working safely -

It's not unusual for delegates coming on an introductory course to think that accidents only happen to 'other people'. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.

Defining hazard and risk -

This module puts 'hazard' and 'risk' into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups, delegates are asked to think about the hazards and risks they come across in their own work. 'Risk assessment' is demystified - delegates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out.

Identifying common hazards -

All the main issues are covered in this module - entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.

Improving safety performance -

This module deals with systems and processes, making sure that any jargon is explained in easily understood terms. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging delegates to play a part in processes that are commonly seen as just down to their manager or supervisor. Other areas - including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks - are all focused on from the delegate's point of view.

Protecting our environment -

A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual team members can get involved in reducing environmental impacts. Memorable and thought-provoking facts and figures help drive the points home.

Delegates who attend and successfully complete the written and practical assessment will be awarded with an IOSH working safely certificate.

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