Importance of Backup Systems and Training in Health and Safety
Aside from health and safety training including courses such as the NEBOSH General Certificate which provides workers with knowledge pertaining to staying safe in a workplace, another key element of health and safety relies upon systems and controls. These can either take the form of automated systems which activate whenever they are called upon, relying on sensors and other inputs to recognise when parameters have changed to values outside of safe levels. When such detection occurs, safety features automatically activate and take appropriate action to either correct the levels back to acceptable amounts, or to take an action such as an auto shut down of a machine or process and then triggering an alarm for people to evacuate the area. The specific action which is taken will depend upon many factors including:
What About Back-up Systems?
For companies which depend upon automated systems to prevent incidents that can have major health and safety implications for both people and the environment, it will be highly beneficial to have back-up systems if possible which will take effect should the primary system fail for some reason. Although in many cases it will not be feasible or possible to have two safety systems in place for a process or piece of equipment, if it can be done then it should be so that the probability of an incident actually taking place is significantly reduced, as the likelihood of two safety mechanisms failing is far lower than just one.
Having back-up systems to complement the primary safety features, along with comprehensive health and safety training and courses for staff members to give them a high level of knowledge regarding working safely, can be a highly successful combination for preventing an accident or incident.
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: