Checks for Preventing Health and Safety Incidents
In today's technologically-advanced times many businesses rely on sensors linked to computers to monitor machinery and equipment for problems. These sensors can detect abnormalities with regards to many different criteria such as temperature or pressure levels for example, and can either alert personnel to the potential danger or can initiate an automatic shutdown or corrective measures to prevent the situation deteriorating further into a fully-blown accident or incident which poses a danger to the health and safety of everyone nearby. This includes both direct employees of the company as well as anybody who happens to be in the surrounding area if it is a particularly major incident such as a large explosion.
Unfortunately this reliance upon technology is not totally foolproof. Whilst there is no denying that advances in technology, sensors, computers and its associated detection methods has been a tremendous asset in the fight against accidents and has prevented countless disasters, any technologically has the potential to malfunction or fail, and it is for this reason that there is no substitute for human checks and inspections. By doing this, potential problems caused by damage or other such issues which may not have been detected by the sensors can be identified. It may be the case that the sensors have been damaged in a separate or related incident.
Just as technology cannot be relied upon totally, so too should human checks not be the sole source of detecting issues. Relying on one approach opens the door for things to be missed, whereas making use of technology in conjunction with manual, human inspections provides a far greater chance of issues being identified and rectified before they have chance to bring about a devastating accident which can jeopardise the health, safety and wellbeing of everybody in the vicinity.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: