Most people are aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act. However it can sometimes be difficult to sort through the complicated phrasing and wording to get to the bottom of what the act really stands for. This is why many professional training organisations provide introductory training courses in this area.
The Introduction to Health & Safety training course enables all employees and individuals who take it to gain a greater understanding of what the act means and what they should look out for at work. Typical elements include performing risk assessments in various situations, how to use hazardous substances safely, and understanding safe manual handling.
By the end of the course the individual will know what is expected of them from a legal standpoint with regard to health and safety, and how to be pro-active in ensuring the workplace is safe. As such all employees, regardless of the industry they work in, can benefit from going on this type of course. As an introductory course it is the perfect way to gain an understanding of the workplace from this point of view.
Can Health & Safety rules completely negate all potential hazards at work?
While the Health and Safety at Work Act has made the UK workplace a much safer and more secure place to be, it is virtually impossible to remove all hazards completely. Indeed there may be situations that arise that may lead to a potential accident that cannot be foreseen despite the best efforts of those who have health and safety at the forefront of their minds.
We all have roles to play in protecting ourselves and others in the workplace – and these roles should always be taken seriously to minimise all risks as much as possible.
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Call our free 24/7 enquiry line now and speak to one of our professional injury compensation lawyers to discover where you stand and whether you have a case. You will need evidence of negligence that led to your accident or injury. We can assess your case to see whether you can bring a no win, no fee claim.
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Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown