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Occupational Health and Safety deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards. The health of the workers has several determinants, including risk factors at the workplace leading to cancers, accidents, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory diseases, hearing loss, circulatory diseases, stress related disorders and communicable diseases and others.

1. Confined Space Awareness
This course is designed specifically for those personnel who are assessing confined spaces and those who may enter or work within a confined space.

To enable delegates to understand the principles of confined space working and the legal obligations imposed by the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

The course includes sessions on:

  • Legal obligations of the Confined Spaces Regulations and associated regulations
  • Hazards associated with confined space working when working underground
  • Appreciation of the hierarchy of confined space risk assessments
  • Planning Safe Systems of Work
  • Practical exercise in a ‘live’ environment or simulation
  • Use of gas detection equipment
  • Use of escape breathing apparatus
  • Use of personal protection and safety equipment, tripod, winch, harness and safety lines

2. Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
The Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for learners already in workplaces and those who are preparing to start or return to work. It is also very useful for young people, to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience or going into employment.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, its contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

3. Award in the Principles of Manual Handling
To develop an understanding of the principles of manual handling, the potential for injuries and the preventative measures available.
This is a stand-alone qualification, which complements the Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace. It is aimed at those who carry out manual handling activities at work and introduces them to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved, controls available and what to expect from a manual handling assessment.

Successful completion will prepare students to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of safer methods and tasks, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

While this unit of study can be delivered as a stand-alone qualification and there are no specific pre-requisites.

4. Working at Height and Low Level Access 
This course has been designed to give operatives and managers alike the required knowledge in the significant issues associated with working at height and information on the range and suitability of low level access equipment available on the market.

Course Outline

  • The course includes sessions on: Legislative overview
  • Work at Height regulations
  • Organising & planning work at height
  • Competence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Selection of Equipment
  • Justifying the use of ladders and stepladders
  • Inspection & Maintenance
  • Practical use of low level access equipment

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