1. Health and safety law
The purpose of health and safety legislation and the different legislative requirements that must be followed to ensure this is achieved.
2. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act
The legal duties of the employer, self-employed and, to a lesser extent, employee, to promote health and safety awareness and effective standards of safety management by every employer.
3. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
CDM Regulations that cover the management of health, safety and welfare on construction projects. What they are about, what they require, what needs to be done and by whom.
4. Health and safety policies
The key principles of a health and safety policy and the organisation’s arrangements for putting those policies in place. The key benefits of the policy, what it should contain and how it should be used.
5. Risk assessments and method statements
The importance of risk assessments in ensuring a reduction in workplace accidents. Identify the requirements of risk assessments and method statements to be suitable and proportionate to the site specific risks, fully understood and appreciated by the workforce.
6. Induction and training
The legal requirements for the provision of information and ensure it is tailored for the audience, understood by the audience and specific to the site. Meet the needs of employee training to maintain competence on site.
7. Effective communication
The importance of good communication on site with all employees, particularly during site induction, and ensuring safety critical information is conveyed.
8. Leadership and worker engagement
Principles of leadership and worker engagement to influence good working practices on site.
9. Inspection and audit
The importance of accurately monitoring, measuring and reporting on health and safety within the workplace. Use reliable information to show health and safety risks are being managed.
10. Statutory forms, notices and registers
Statutory and non- statutory forms, notices, signs and registers used within the construction industry and the keeping of records and other details.
11. Accident prevention, control, reporting and investigation
Why accidents happen, the human factors, trends, causes, impacts and preventative measures required, including reporting, and follow through. Factors to consider when developing construction phase plans, safe systems of work, assessing risk, undertaking site inspections and daily health and safety management.
1. Management of health
The importance of sustaining good health in the workforce and how to plan and maintain suitable practices to prevent the high costs that work-related ill health causes.
2. Welfare facilities
The importance of providing suitable welfare facilities and ensure they comply with the CDM Regulations.
3. Stress and mental health at work
The importance of a positive approach to managing mental health issues and reducing the costs to industry.
4. Drugs and alcohol
Identify, manage and support individuals affected by drugs and alcohol and understand the legal framework that regulates it.
5. Control of substances hazardous to health
The importance of protecting the workforce from exposure to hazardous substances.
The implications of lead in buildings, its effect, management and control.
The risks asbestos poses to health, and the legal requirements required to manage that risk.
8. Dust and fumes
The risks posed by inhalation of airborne particles, how to minimise that risk and protect the workforce.
The risks that excess noise can place on the employee and the surrounding area, and how to mitigate and manage that risk.
How exposure to vibration can have serious health risks. How to assess and control the risk of vibration through control methods.
11. Manual handling
How to reduce the risk of injury within the workforce, taking into account the task, environment and control measures.