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Managing health and safety


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This short course looks at health and safety from the view point of the manager or employer in an organisation. Ultimately, it is the employer who has overall responsibility for the health and safety of themselves, their workforce, and any visitors to their organisation. It introduces, and provides links to, the different pieces of legislation that impact on a workplace.

Learning outcomes:

  • In this course, you will learn that the employer has overall responsibility for health and safety in the workplace
  • You will learn about the legal requirements of health and safety
  • The course introduces information about risk assessments, insurance, and health and safety policies

Advantages of this course:

  • This course is aimed at those in a managerial role in an organisation, or the person who employees a workforce, or a person who is self-employed
  • It looks at how to put in place or oversee health and safety policies and procedures, legislation for first aid at work, and how to report accidents at work, for example, and provides links to official websites
  • Video resources look at some of the statistics for health and safety in the UK and about writing a risk assessment
  • Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning
  • There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge