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Advanced Health & Safety Management

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About the course

Rigorous enforcement of health and safety legislation is important but it is not, in itself, sufficient to prevent work related accidents, injuries and illnesses. Many experts agree that improvements in the standards of health and safety practices can be achieved through education and training at all levels. It is particularly important that employers and employees are aware of their responsibilities under health and safety legislation.

To provide those in managerial and supervisory positions with appropriate knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues developed its Advanced Health & Safety Management course. Successful completion of the course will also provide participants with a qualification which meets the subject.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Plan and collect information
  • Conduct the site inspection, audit and make the final report
  • Apply effective management and inspection of a day-to-day activities including the working environment and working practices
  • Identify inefficiency to improve productivity
  • Implement workplace inspection to help management and to ensure that the general duty to provide a safe place of work has been met.
  • Include a tracking system and time scale to help ensure prompt completion of any remedial action
  • Use a standards checklist that requires particular hazard identification and categorization into priority level
  • Cover every part of the work area within a given time frame
  • Describe how site HSE inspections are carried out and the management process that ensures adequate control measures are put in place relating to the business activities and/or process of company

Course Outline

Day 1

A. Workplace Safety

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the requirement to provide and maintain a safe working environment, and is able to:

  • Describe the features of the satisfactory design of work premises having regard to the safety of the occupants;
  • Describe the facilities to be provided for employees;
  • Describe the requirements for the safe installation and use of electrical supplies;
  • Identify the factors that should be considered in the selection of work
  • equipment;
  • Identify the features required to provide adequate fire safety;
  • Describe appropriate arrangements for first aid provision

B. Occupational Health and Hygiene

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the requirement to provide and maintain a healthy workplace, and is able to:

  • Define the term “occupational health and hygiene”;
  • Describe the features of the satisfactory design of work premises having regard to the health of the occupants;
  • List with examples the categories of health hazards;
  • State the factors which determine toxicity;
  • Describe how hazardous substances can enter the human body;
  • Describe the human body’s responses to hazardous substances;
  • Explain how environmental monitoring and occupational exposure limits may be used;
  • Explain the advantages and limitations of environmental monitoring and occupational exposure limits;
  • Describe the hierarchy of control measures for occupational health risks;
  • Explain the role of personal protective equipment and the selection criteria;
  • Explain the function of health surveillance for employees;
  • Describe the effects which noise can have on a person and explain the methods of noise control;
  • Identify sources of radiation and describe the methods of control;
  • Explain how excessive stress can affect an individual and describe reduction strategies;
  • Describe the use of occupational health initiatives in the reduction of ill health associated with smoking, drugs, alcohol and life style.

Day 2

C. Safe Systems

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the requirement to provide and maintain safe systems for the interaction between the building, its users and the work activities, and is able to:

  • Describe the procedures for the development and implementation of safe systems of work;
  • Explain the significance of human factors in the establishment and effectiveness of safe systems;
  • Devise safe systems of work for manual handling operations;
  • Describe appropriate control methods to eliminate or reduce the risks arising from the use of work equipment;
  • Describe the requirements for the safe use of display screen equipment;
  • Describe the procedures and precautionary measures necessary when handling hazardous substances;
  • Identify activities where repetitive strain injuries can occur and describe methods to eliminate or control the risk;
  • Explain the need for and nature of arrangements to be made for visitors and for workers who are not permanent employees;
  • Explain the contingency arrangements that should be made for events of serious and imminent danger.

Day 3

D. Techniques of Safety Management

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the principles and techniques of safety management, and is able to:

  • Describe the elements of a health and safety policy;
  • Explain the methods of effective implementation and review of a health and safety policy;
  • explain the function and techniques of risk assessment and describe the methods of eliminating or reducing risks; Advanced Certificate in Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Explain the function and techniques of inspections and audits;
  • Explain the responsibilities of individuals and the procedures involved in the investigation of accidents and in accident prevention;
  • Describe how the principles of quality management systems may be applied to health and safety management;
  • Explain the relationship between quality manuals, safety policies and written risk assessments;
  • Specify the records and other documentation required by an organization for health and safety purposes.

Day 4

E. Education and Training

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the requirements and techniques involved in the provision of health and safety education and training, and is able to:

  • Describe the requirements for and benefits of the provision of information, instruction, training and supervision;
  • Describe the factors to be considered in the development of effective training programmers;
  • Explain the principles and methods of effective training;
  • Explain the necessity for feedback and evaluation

Day 5

F. Legislation

The expected outcome is that the student can demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of health and safety legislation, and is able to:

  • Describe the legal status and relationship of Acts of Parliament, Regulations, Codes of Practice, EU Directives, Case Law and Guidance Notes;
  • Outline the general provisions imposing duties on all those who are responsible for, or could be affected by, the workplace or work activities;
  • Describe the duties and powers of enforcement officers;
  • Explain the legal system with reference to health and safety enforcement action;
  • Describe the possible consequences of noncompliance;
  • Explain the role of trade union safety representatives and the formation of safety committees;
  • Explain the appointment and role of a “competent person”

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for engineers, HSE advisors, supervisors, operations and maintenance staff.

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