An Introduction to Health and Safety Training
Why is There a Need for Health and Safety Training?
There are many people who think that health and safety training today is not necessary, but the truth is that the number of accidents at work have reduced ever since the government and other authorities have made some changes and recommendations in the training process. It is also a fact that despite the rapid progress in the field of technology, accidents and other mishaps in the workplace are still possible and something that happens on a regular basis.
There are many things that result in these unpredicted accidents. For instance, factors like power issues, mechanical faults, carelessness and negligence of employees are some of the things that result in workplace accidents. It is worth mentioning that in many of these cases, the ignorance of the employees was the main reason why these accidents occurred. When employees don't know how to react properly in certain situations, we can expect accidents.
In some cases, the accidents could not have been prevented, but their intensity would have been lower. The best way to avoid such accidents is to take a health and safety training course provided by certified and experienced providers like ATC Risk Management. Of course, there is more than one reason why someone should take health and safety training sessions regardless of their working environment (office or factory) and we will highlight some of them in this article.
Safety Training for Dealing With Emergencies
First and foremost, when employees finish a detailed course of health and safety training, they will be prepared to handle almost any type of difficult situations if there is an unexpected crisis in the workplace. Since the employees will be trained to manage the emergency situation they will not start panicking and they will calmly apply the steps they have learned.
The employees will rely on their intelligence, knowledge and skills to find a solution for the problem and take full control of the unexpected situation. This means that they will become capable of saving the office and those found in the office during the accident.
Finally, even if the accident occurs and cannot be avoided, they will know how to minimise the damage caused by that accident, including limiting the impact upon human life.
Health and Safety for Factory Workers
The same goes for factory workers. They also need to take a full training program related to health and safety. If they have not completed such a training program, then they won't be able to manage an unexpected problem in the plant. A full health and safety training program will help them understand the essence of various problems that usually occur in their specific working environment. We should all be aware that not every type of accident can be simulated during these training sessions, but with the skills and knowledge they acquire through this course, factory workers will know how to adjust their knowledge to any type of situation and manage the emergency situation in the best way.
Health and safety training programs are good for both employees and employers. This type of training will make employees feel valued, improve the public image of your business and you will also comply with the law and regulations.
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: