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Workplace Health & Safety Training Courses

Browse our general health & safety training programmes. We have programmes available for employees at every level, all of which share a common aim… ‘to develop workforce attitudes and behaviours which promote and protect health, safety and well-being’.

This course is designed for individuals with an area of expertise who wish to obtain the skills and qualities required to deliver structured teaching sessions and develop others knowledge. 

 

This qualification is for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment. It aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food safety hazards, good hygiene practice, and controls. 

This qualification is for all Learners seeking to raise their awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace. It is ideal for providing new starts with a foundation level understanding of health & safety or for developing it among existing employees. 

This qualification is for all employees, and specifically those who wish to work in an environment with hazardous substances, such as: healthcare, manufacturing, cleaning, transport, utilities and office environments. 

This course is appropriate for anyone who is required to undertake basic manual handling activities as part of their job role. The course will provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to help safeguard them from the associated risks.

This training is for those who have a responsibility for conducting risk assessments in low risk environments, such as supervisors and site managers. This qualification is also suitable for those who contribute to the risk assessment process. For those working in higher risk environments, the IOSH Managing Safely or a NEBOSH certificate may be more appropriate.

This course is designed for staff that will be carrying out DSE risk assessments within their workplace. It is also beneficial for remote workers who are required to carry out self-assessments.

This course is for individuals with responsibility for investigating accidents who want to gain a new or better understanding of what to do in the event of a health & safety accident or incident in the workplace. 

This course is for Representatives of Employee Safety to help develop their understanding of the role and how they can contribute to the creation of a positive health & safety culture.

This course is for ‘Safety Representatives’ to help develop their understanding of the role and how they can contribute to the creation of a positive health & safety culture. 

For individuals who have been appointed champions or ambassadors for health within their workplaceThe course aims to develop their understanding of the role and share strategy on how they can contribute to the creation of a healthy workplace. 

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FAQs about Workplace Health & Safety Training Courses

Health and safety courses aim to highlight specific workplace hazards and the risks they present to employees of all levels. Rolling out training also helps educate employees on their legislative responsibilities and the importance of adhering to control measures to safeguard their health and safety at work.
Training plays a vital role in helping to reduce the risk of workplace accidents, incidences, and ill-health. Employees who partake in effective health and safety training will better understand workplace hazards and know how to work safely and without risk to themselves or others.
Health and safety training is a legal responsibility under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000. This legislation states that all employers are responsible for providing their employees with suitable and sufficient information, instruction, and training to enable them to carry out the remit of their role safely.
A wide variety of workplace health and safety courses are available in Northern Ireland. Training can range from short awareness level sessions addressing a single hazard, such as manual handling, to more in-depth and higher-level programmes for those with significant responsibilities, such as the NEBOSH General Certificate.
Employee training can often be categorised into either externally certified or bespoke courses. A workplace may opt for an accredited training programme such as IOSH, NEBOSH or Qualsafe as they are considered regulated, meaning their content has been approved as meeting a certain quality standard. On the other hand, sometimes accredited training can be rigid in its content, leaving little scope to alter delivery to suit a workplace's specific health and safety need. The ability to tailor content is a significant benefit of bespoke training. However, a workplace must satisfy itself with the quality of the course in advance.

Employers cannot underestimate the vital role health and safety courses play in safeguarding a workforce. Training is a legal requirement that aims to protect employees, contractors, customers, and the public who a business's operations may impact. Employers who have a disregard for their legislative responsibilities face the likelihood of fines and, in some instances, prison sentences. Companies also run the risk of having to pay out compensation claims through the Civil legal system following an employee's injury, illness, or death. Indirect consequences include damaged reputations, lower employee retention rates and overall profitability.

 

Workplace health and safety control measures, of which training is a crucial component, are essential because human injury, illness or death is morally unacceptable. Therefore, employers must inform employees of the hazards the workplace presents and instruct them on how to operate safely to ensure that the level of risk presented is as low as is reasonably practicable.