Over 200 people are killed every year in work related accidents and over one million people who are injured die to improper following of health and safety training. Over two million people suffer each year from illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their job or job related functionalities. Preventing accidents and ill health at workplace caused by work is a major priority for everyone at work. As the owner, CEO, COF or departmental manager of a business, you know that competent and trustable employees are valuable for the growth and survival of an organization. Providing information ABOUT health and safety training at workplace and providing the training enables you to:
Insurance doesn’t necessarily always cover all these additional costs. Inferior product quality, failed production targets and low morale of staff can all be a result of your inappropriate health and safety training policy. The English law requires that you provide any and all information, instruction and necessary health and safety training as is practicably needed to make sure the health and safety of the employees working in your organization
Health and safety training means making people learn about doing something about their health and safety at workplace.
This training is about educating and informing people what they should or should not do, or simply giving them adequate and vital subject information. Health and safety training isn’t just about some formal sessions.
You need it indeed! Whether you are self-employed, a CEO, owner or a manager; are you sure that your information and standards are updated to clearly identify the hazards and control the health risks at your workplace? Do you have an idea about how to get help? Whether it should be from your local trade association, your Chamber of Commerce, or your governing health and safety authority in your area of jurisdiction? Do you have knowledge about what you have to do about consulting your employees, or their representatives, on health and safety issues? If you are unfamiliar with answers to these questions, you would probably get benefitted from some health and safety training.
Your departmental managers and supervisors do! If you have managers or supervisors in your company, they will certainly need some health and safety training to carry out their job functions properly. They would want to know what you expect from them in terms of health and safety, and how you expect results from them to be delivered. They would like to understand your health and safety policy at workplace, where they might fit in this policy, and how do you want your health and safety in the organization to be managed. Your managers and supervisors might also need to have training in the specific hazards of your different organizational processes and how you expect the risks to be controlled.
Your workplace employees do! Everyone working for your company and even the self employed staff carrying out job functions for you, need to know how to work safely and without health risks and hazards. Like your departmental managers and supervisors, your employees also need to know about health and safety policy at your company, your implementation arrangements regarding your policy, and the role they play. Your employees also need to know any health and safety concerns can be raised with you.
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