Managers and Health and Safety
Being a manager of an organisation is a tough job. Not only do you have to think about actually running the business and steering it through difficult conditions like economic recessions, increased competition and the like, but as a manager you also have a duty of care towards your employees, and are legally required through legislation such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR). This means that your business needs to comply with relevant health and safety legislation to ensure that you provide a safe place of work as far as is reasonably practical. No workplaces are totally without risk, but it is up to you as a manager to ensure that through a combination of risk assessments, effective control measures such as a permit to work procedure (for information about our permit to work training click here), provision of suitable protective equipment, employees who are well-trained with regards to health and safety, a positive safety culture where employees are encouraged not to take undue risks (e.g. if a job can't be done safely then it shouldn't be done, no matter what the time constraints) etc.
With regards to health and safety training and courses, for the manager themselves, attending a course such as the IOSH Managing Safely qualification will give them a very good overview of their legal requirements regarding health and safety in their company, along with theory and useful know-how on subjects such as accident investigation and performing risk assessments. For those directors or in a senior executive position, an IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course may be more suitable.
We also provide bespoke health and safety courses for managers which can incorporate various elements and be tailored to the exact requirements of yourself and other managers within your organisation. For more information on this, please call us on 0115 984 9940 or contact us online by clicking on the "Contact" button in the top right of the page.
Also:- If you are a manager on a construction site, the CITB/ConstructionSkills 5-day SMSTS course is a qualification aimed at giving site managers information required to ensure the operation of a safe construction site.
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: