Health and safety compliance: virtual training for your employees
03 March 2021 | 2 min read
The word ‘competent’ is widely used in the world of health and safety but what does that really mean?
Competence and training are broadly included in all health and safety legislation and are critical in ensuring that your business is legally compliant. Risks must be identified, assessed and reduced to the lowest possible level. But if this is carried out by someone who lacks formal training, and is not ‘competent’ to write it, it won’t be considered fit for purpose.
As an employer, you must make sure everyone in your organisation is clear on the part they must play in keeping people safe. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 places responsibility on employers to ensure they provide employees with training and information for the tasks they expect them to carry out in the workplace. This can be as diverse as an office environment, manufacturing facility, logistics and warehousing, or events and exhibitions to name a few.
To ensure your employees are suitably trained with the necessary skills to identify hazards and risks within your workplace, we offer IOSH Managing Safely or Working Safely courses for your employees.
For employees who manage or supervise people and risk in the workplace
The course is delivered over four days and can be split into one day each week over four weeks to allow flexibility. Our maximum number of delegates is 20 to ensure everyone gets the support they need.
We deliver our courses virtually to enable study from home or the workplace whilst still getting one-to-one interaction from a trainer. The course content includes:
- Introducing managing safely
- Assessing risks
- Controlling risks
- Understanding responsibilities
- Understanding hazards
- Investigating accidents
- Measuring performance
For all employees
This is a one-day course to provide employees with a thorough understanding of their health and safety responsibilities.
It also broadens their knowledge to allow them to support health and safety initiatives and help you develop a positive health and safety culture. This course is also run virtually to allow study from home or the workplace and has a maximum of 20 delegates per course. The course content includes:
- Introducing working safely
- Defining hazard and risk
- Identifying common hazards
- Improving safety performance
All delegates receive a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).
All of our trainers are equipped with the necessary teaching qualifications, are Graduate Members of IOSH and have a wealth of experience of running training courses for RPS.
Find out more about our health, safety and risk services
Founded in 1970, RPS, A Tetra Tech Company (RPS) is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
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