Supervision and Health and Safety Training
New workers present some of the most likely risks when it comes to health and safety; not only to themselves but also potentially to those nearby as their actions (or inactions if they fail to do something) can cause a significant incident such as an explosion or a fire which obviously endangers the health and wellbeing of those unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity at the time. As well as providing health and safety training to them before they start in the workplace along with regular refresher training courses, it can often be a good idea for them to receive supervision initially from a more experienced worker who will be able to intervene should the new employee look like making a mistake which can jeopardise the safety of people nearby or indeed their own.
It is necessary that the person doing the supervision not only has the experience but is also suitable for acting as a supervisor. If they themselves are easily distracted or are not thorough in their checking and supervision they may miss a mistake or error which could potentially have catastrophic consequences both financially and/or with regards to the health and safety of people. The supervisor also needs to be the type of person who adheres to and takes health and safety rules and regulations seriously, not to mention following procedures correctly, otherwise they may pass on these bad working habits to the person they are supervising, which could lead to them endangering themselves or others at a later date when they are no longer being supervised.
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: