Health & Safety

health & safety

APPLY HEALTH & SAFETY TO A WORK AREA – 9964, LEVEL 2, 3 CREDITS: 1 DAY

Health & Safety Training is a legal requirement in the workplace as failure to train employees and adopt a Health & Safety practice could expose the employer to lawsuits from employees and/or customers in the event of injury / death occurring due to negligence on the part of the employee / employer.

The content to be covered includes:

Identify potential hazards in the work area

  • Potential hazards are correctly identified and removed, reduced or reported
  • A health and safety plan is drawn up
  • Protective clothing requirements are identified and protective clothing is used
  • Implications of exposure to hazardous substances and hazards are known
  • All statutory requirements are being met

Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency

  • The location of fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms is known
  • Different fire extinguishers are identified and used correctly
  • Procedures for the identification of emergencies are known and followed promptly and correctly
  • Injuries involving individuals are reported promptly to the relevant persons

Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area

  • Procedures for reporting and recording are demonstrated
  • Procedures to be followed if an injury may lead to a claim against workman’s compensation are followed
  • A brief incident report is written and delivered to the relevant authority

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