Provision of Health And Safety Information and Training
If an employee is taken ill or injured at work, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure they get immediate help.
The first aid requirements cover your first aid kit and what should be included, how to train workers and appoint suitable first aiders.
What must you do and who does it applies to?
Contractors, self-employed people and anyone that works for you must know and understand how to carry out their work safely.
It is down to you as the employer to give your workers clear instruction and information as well as adequate training.
Considerations must be made for employees with particular training needs such as young workers, new starters at the company or employees changing jobs or roles within the company.
Considerations must also be made for staff that take on extra responsibilities such as becoming a health and safety representatives.
What are your information and training needs?
Depending on what your business does and how it’s done will vary the amount of training and information you need to provide.
Lower-risk businesses will need far less than higher-risk businesses that work in more dangerous industries.
As a minimum, everyone should be provided with information on hazards, risks, measures in place and emergency procedures.
How to manage training?
Once the training has been given you should liaise with your employees to ensure that the training has been relevant and effective.
Best practice shows that keeping training records is a good way to review and assess if further training or refresher training is needed.
You may need further training if things change within the workplace such as process changes or new plant or machinery.
Do you need assistance with providing information and training?
Like many businesses, a lot do not have the competence in-house or do not want to undertake this task themselves. You see a lot of employers don’t have the right skillset themselves or do not have the time because running a business itself is a mammoth task let alone dealing with all the intricacies of health and safety.
This is where sourcing the right help can be a weight lifted off your shoulders. But like anything it must be undertaken as a buyer beware exercise. There are lots of health and safety advisors and consultants in the marketplace, but you need to ensure you find the right one for you.
As an employer, managing health and safety is still your legal duty, so you need to find a company that understands you and your company.
Our team of consultants all have different disciplines so we will have the right fit for you and be able to meet your needs. We can help you to assess your exact first aid needs and help you meet the Government’s stringent laws.
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