Health and Safety Relies Primarily Upon People
In order to prevent accidents which can cause injuries, ill-health or even death to employees, a company/employer can introduce certain safety measures and safeguards which are designed to prevent such a circumstance from coming about. However, even with all of the safety measures, safeguards and precautions in the world, the health and safety of workers relies primarily upon the actions (or inactions) of people.
Safeguards should not be used in isolation to prevent incidents. Instead, the best form of defence against such a situation occurring is to have a well-trained workforce in health and safety matters and working safely. This can be either through accredited qualifications including the NEBOSH General Certificate or IOSH Managing Safely courses, or training on a specific topic, for example manual handling training or COSHH (hazardous substances) training. By having a workforce who can not only recognise the potential dangers that they could encounter in the workplace, but can also actively work towards making the place of work safer, the likelihood of an accident happening will be greatly reduced.
So just as people can be a company's greatest asset when it comes to achieving sales and providing good customer service, so too are they the foundation and primary reason for an accident occurring or not occurring in the workplace. They are the ones who can address the factors which may lead up to a situation taking place, and must take suitable precautions not only to safeguard their own health and safety but also the safety and welfare of those around them too.
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: