Why is Conveying Equipment Limitations Important in Health and Safety Training?
Workers in pretty much every industry will use equipment to some extent in their job. Any piece of equipment or tools will have maximum tolerances and allowances which, if exceeded, can have severe health implications for both the operator and anybody else nearby.
The exact effect of pushing machinery beyond its limits will depend upon the item in question, but typical consequences which can pose a danger to health include:
Because these situations can cause death or serious injury it is imperative that those who will be given the responsibility of using or operating machinery/equipment are provided with suitable health and safety training which includes not only instruction in how to safely operate it (and switch it off!), but are also made explicitly aware of its limitations and maximum operating levels, as pushing it beyond these can lead to one or more of the hazardous situations listed above.
Equipment and machinery should also be maintained and kept in good working order, and is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that this is the case and for employees to immediately notify employers if they discover a fault. If it is not maintained properly, these tolerance levels may be significantly reduced and may break at well under the level to which the operator has been told in the training session, and may even be different to just the last time they used it.
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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: