Everyone has the right to a safe work environment. Therefore, it is important that every member of the organisation is aware of their health and safety responsibilities and the relevant health and safety legislation. In order to create a hazard and incident free work environment, everyone must contribute and do their part to help create, maintain and improve the safety of the workplace.
Health and safety encompasses a wide variety of potential issues ranging from setting up a workspace correctly to responding to bomb threats and fires appropriately. This course is designed to give learners an overview of the health and safety issues that may arise in an office.
• Health and safety legislation;
• Organisation and worker duties;
• What constitutes a hazard and how to recognise workplace hazards;
• The risk management process;
• Slips, trips and falls;
• Performing manual tasks;
• Managing ergonomic hazards;
• Chemical and electrical hazards;
• Inappropriate behaviours such as discrimination, harassment and bullying;
• Reporting procedures for hazards and incidents;
• Emergency response procedures.
At the completion of this course, learners should be able to:
• Explain their health and safety responsibilities;
• Identify potential hazards in the workplace;
• Control hazards to minimise the risk of injuries and incidents;
• Report hazards and incidents;
• Respond and react appropriately to emergencies.