Module 1 : The requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- The main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work.
- Duties of employees and employers.
- The welfare provisions that should be made by the employer.
- The sources and nature of HSE information that demonstrate compliance .
- Communication best practice of health and safety information at work.
- Terms definition ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’.
- The main causes of injuries and ill health at work.
- Unsafe acts and unsafe conditions.
Module 2 : The benefits of using a safety management system
- Reasons to apply high standards of HSEMS.
The costs associated with accidents and ill health.
- The typical elements of a safety management system.
- The benefits of using a safety management system.
- ISO 45001 (OHSMS).
- Apply the PDCA framework to own business.
- Roles and responsibilities of management within the MS requirements.
Module 3 : The principles of risk assessment
- Risk Vs. Hazard.
- Likelihood Vs. Consequences .
- Identifies hazards and creates awareness.
- Puts in place control measures to protect employees.
- Prioritizes highest risks for action first.
- Provides information, instruction and training for employees.
- Proactive and reactive strategies.
- Risk Matrix used for
- Risk evaluation.
- Benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work.
- The different types of risk assessment that can be used.
- Qualitative Vs. Quantitative risk assessment.
- Where specific risk assessments may be required.
- The 5-step process for risk assessment.
- Leadership consultation and employee participation .
Module 4 : The risks and control methods for common workplace hazards
- Examples of hazards and hazards classification.
- Factors affecting the risks from different hazards:
- Occupational, environmental, human and organizational factors.
- Exposure to common workplace hazards.
- The process of determining suitable risk control measures.
- Examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards.
- Injuries, ill health and other damage resulting from that exposure.
- The principles of the hierarchy of control.
- Suitable risk control measures.
Module 5 : Effective management of accidents and incidents
- Reporting of accidents/incidents, including near misses.
- Positive safety culture.
- Recording in the accident book/log.
- Legal requirement to investigate an accident.
- Information required to conduct accident investigation.
- Actions to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace.
- Simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate & root causes.