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Health and Safety Level 2 Training

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Workplace Safety Training Manual Swanstaff Recruitment

Health & Safety Level 2 Course

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Overview

Our one day health and safety Level 2  course provides full Health and Safety understanding for all employees, allowing them to understand their responsibilities to ensure they work in a healthy and safe environment.

Aims of this course
  • Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  • Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  • Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
  • Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • Introduction to Health and Safety Law - benefits of health and safety, common workplace accidents, the health and safety at work Act, the health and safety executive, health hazards, personal protective equipment, RIDDOR 2013.
  • Workplace Safety and Welfare - slips, trips and falls, electrical safety, fire safety, welfare facilities, first aid, workplace stress, drugs and alcohol, workplace violence.
  • Risk Assessment - identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating.
  • Manual Handling and Ergonomics - Manual handling operations regulations, manual handling injuries and best practice, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling, ergonomics, display screen equipment, housekeeping and safe systems of work.
  • Hazardous substances and working at height - routes of entry, control measures, reducing the risks from working at height, access equipment, ladders.
  • Noise, vibration and vehicle safety - employer responsibilities, noise reduction, vibration, vehicle risks, pedestrian-vehicle conflict.