Today we are talking about Information, Training and Supervision.
Whether you are an employer or self-employed are you sure you’re up to date with how to identify the hazards and control the risks from your work?
The Health and Safety at Work Act requires you to provide whatever information, instruction and training is necessary to ensure the safety of your workers.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations go on to identify specific situations where it is required, for example when people start work, on exposure to, or increased risks or where existing skills may need refreshing.
If you employ managers or supervisors they need to know how you want them to manage safety. They need to understand your health and safety policy, where they fit in and may need training in the specific hazards of your processes and how you expect the risks to be controlled.
Like many employers you may not be in a position to provide this training on your own in which case you may need competent help.
Craven Safety Services offer a range of health and safety training courses both online and in the classroom. Visit our website or give us a call today to find out more.

Today we’re going to talk about the importance of training to your employees.

Providing training to your employees ensures that the tasks set for them are carried out safely, without risk to themselves or others.

It provides a positive health and safety culture within your business, and meets your legal requirements as an employer.

There are many different types of training; classroom-based, online, toolbox talks and of course on-the-job training.

It is vitally important that all training is recorded, either by certificate or a record internally within your business.

A training needs analysis could be carried out to establish which training is required and it’s always good practice to keep a training matrix to record when renewal dates are, etc.

Here at Craven Safety Services we offer classroom-based training in fire awareness, manual handling, risk assessment, and conflict management. All our course dates are on our website, as well as an online booking system. We offer templates for toolbox talks and a good selection of online training courses as well. If you’re unsure about the level of training, just pick up the phone and give us a call.

Here at Craven Safety Services we offer a range of health and safety training courses.
This includes half day sessions on manual handling and fire safety.
We have a day course on risk assessment which includes a valuable practical exercise with feedback to give you the confidence to translate risk assessment skills to your workplace.
We also offer a day course on conflict resolution.
If your business is customer facing, then the risk of violence and aggression can be a real concern for the safety and welfare of your staff.
Our conflict resolution course can furnish you with the skills to de-escalate conflict and handle difficult customers peacefully and professionally.
We have training running at our own venues but we can also deliver training at your premises with courses tailored your business needs.
Please visit our website to make your booking today.

I wanted to touch on Asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000, and can cause around 5000 deaths every year.

When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air.

If these fibres are then inhaled they can cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma or asbestosis.

So what do you need to do?

You have a duty to take reasonable steps to find out if asbestos materials are present in your building.

Presume asbestos is there unless there is strong evidence against. Keep up to date records of the location and condition. Assess the risk of anyone being exposed. Make a plan to manage it and provide the information to others.

Remember if you suspect asbestos is present, stop immediately and seek further guidance.

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