Health and Safety in The Workplace
The workplace can be a dangerous place and is one of the most common places for accidents to happen. There is much that can be done to prevent any accidents from happening in the first place. Awareness and knowledge are often the best way to be able to avoid workplace related accidents from occurring. As an employer it is your responsibility to make the workplace as safe as possible for your workforce. Our courses on health and safety can help you to make your workplace as safe as possible.
Hazards in the Workplace
The first way to prevent accidents from occurring is to recognise any potential hazards. There are four main areas of possible hazards that with a little knowledge can be managed in such a way that helps to avoid accidents from occurring. These four hazardous areas that need attention are:
With the right knowledge and training these hazardous areas can be recognised and accidents can be prevented. Our courses are designed to help you recognise and prevent accidents in these areas.
Chemical hazards are a group of hazard that is related to any kind of chemicals. These may not be related to specialised companies as cleaning products for example contain chemicals. Chemical accidents can occur from spills or storage issues. Chemical hazards in the workplace include:
Chemical hazards can be liquid or gas by nature and require thorough training to store and use safely.
Biological hazards are dangers that come from working with natural elements. Working with livestock, bacteria in a laboratory or humans all are workplaces with common biological hazards. Biological hazards include:
Anything that stems from a natural element can be classed as a biological hazard.
Ergonomic hazards are far harder to determine than other types of hazards. These hazards are all to do with things such as:
Anything that is associated with the health and wellbeing of a worker in terms of their comfort in doing the job and being present at their workstation (desk, assembly line etc) can be classed as a potential ergonomic hazard.
Physical hazards are often the hazards that cause the most accidents in the work place. These dangers include:
Most physical hazards can be avoided by accurate knowledge and awareness of the possible consequences. They are normally factors which have simple solutions and preventative measures, but are frequently overlooked and can result in serious injuries.
All types of dangers in the workplace can be managed with the correct knowledge and awareness. Our training courses can help to teach your employees how to spot potential hazards in the workplace and take the appropriate action, therefore minimising potential accidents. Why not get in touch today to see how we can improve the health and safety of your workplace?
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: