The Health and Safety Awareness course provides an introduction to health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, identifying the duties of employees and employer and explains what to do if risk is not effectively controlled.
The course identifies employee responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand why they are carrying out their identified duties while explaining what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.
Delegates will be able to understand the need to prevent accidents, have an understanding of health and safety law, identify how their role fits into the control and management of the site, understand the need for risk assessments and method statements and appreciate the need to perform safely and to stop and ask for advice if not sure. Furthermore it will raise awareness of the need to be reporting of unsafe acts to prevent an accident or further re-occurrence of unsafe acts. It is an ideal foundation for those wishing to obtain an industry accreditation card as it helps with preparation for the CITB Health & Safety Test.
A natural progression from this course would be to attend the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme.