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Health & Safety for HR Professionals

HR professionals are increasingly asked to provide important leadership on areas outside of their core skill set. Contracts of employment and staff handbooks contain increasing amounts of safety information, and ensuring it is correct, up to date and relevant is an important part of an HR professional's work. This carefully tailored day will allow you to develop a thorough understanding of this subject area helping you to better advise your company or board.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This is a highly practical, interactive course gives you models, techniques and practical skills to immediately understand the core topics and help develop them to fit into all areas of your organisation.

Who should attend?

Any HR professional who needs to understand Health and Safety issues, whether a full time safety professional is available at their workplace or even more essential if not.
Note: This course can also be delivered as an In-Company solution tailored to your unique training requirements including pre-course, on-site training needs assessment.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Introduction to Civil and Criminal Law Relating to Safety
This part is an overview of legal, moral and ethical drivers to a safer workplace.Where do things go wrong?
• Manual handling & Musculo-skeletal injuries
• Work at Height
• Chemicals (COSHH)
• Display screen equipment
• Violence and aggression including verbal abuse
• Lone working & security
• Fire safety & Evacuation in emergencies
• Specifics for the industrial environment (if relevant)
• Driver and vehicle safety
• Working Time Regulations
• RIDDOR and first aid requirements
• Accident and near miss reporting
• Accident investigation
• Safety management systems and their importance
• Risk assessments and how they are done
• Control measures in various situations
• Occupational Health matters

Disability Discrimination: How this Impacts the Workplace
• Advantages of Disability awareness and fairness
• Recognising disability
• Understanding what the employer must offer disabled personnel
• Discussing actions that need to be undertaken to fulfil “Reasonable Adjustment”
• Obtaining financial assistance for the adjustments
• Assessing risk of injuries potentially related to hidden disabilities

Dealing with Stress Cases
• Examining the new interpretation of existing legislation and the impact it may have
• Proceeding with cases where suspicions of doubt arise
• Discussing destructive misconceptions
• What are the HSE Stress management standards and how we should use them

Corporate Manslaughter and Other Recent Legislation
• Investigating gaps in legislation and regulations
• Dealing with common issues e.g. noise at work and work at height
• Presenting some recent high profile safety cases and implications to HR professionals
• Introducing the HSE's “name and shame” internet strategy
• Effectively protecting your reputation through compliance

Introduction to a Basic Health and Safety Inspections
• Understanding what causes accidents and or ill health in most office environments
• Fire safety basics: Fire prevention, first aid fire fighting, maintaining means of escape
• Housekeeping basics: (which also limit arson risk) Rubbish removal and its importance in maintaining means of escape
• Dusty and wet floors are slippery floors: Cleaning regimes and how these may affect safety for your workforce
• Entrances to the building and inclement weather
• Dress codes and how they may affect safety amongst your staff
• Storage of staff property and how this may affect safety
• Security and the risks to staff safety

Benefits to you

• Understand safety matters and ensure you are aware of health and safety requirements as an employer
• Take a lead on health and safety legal compliance
• Feel more confident dealing with this key area of legal liability
• Be prepared for an health and safety inspection
• Create value for your employees by ensuring the safe workplace
• Protect your company's reputation by complying with health and safety requirements

Companies already benefiting include:

Take a lead on health and safety legal compliance

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

Please call +44 (0)203 002 3314 to register your interest for 2009 public course scheduled dates

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