Why is health and safety training important?

Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work.  So, preventing accidents and ill health caused by work should be a key priority for everyone at work. As the owner or manager business you know that competent employees are valuable. Your business probably depends on them.



Providing health & safety information and training helps you to:

  • Ensure you or your employees are not injured or made ill by the work they do;
  • Develop a positive health & safety culture, where safe & healthy working becomes second nature to everyone;
  • Find out how you could manage health and safety better;
  • Meet your legal duty to protect the health & safety of your employees.

Effective training:

  • Will contribute towards making your employees competent in health & safety;
  • Can help your business avoid the distress that accidents and ill health cause;
  • Can help you avoid the financial costs of accidents & occupational ill health.

Don’t forget that your insurance doesn’t cover all losses. Damaged products, lost production and demotivated staff can all result.

The law requires that you provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health & safety of your employees.

What is training?

Training means helping people to learn how to do something, telling people what they should or (often as important) should not do, or simply giving them information. Training isn’t just about formal ‘classroom’ courses and obtaining ‘tickets’ (certificates) to work.

Your members of staff become more motivated, remain loyal and committed.

Planning is critical for success. Priorities should be detailed and the skills gap identified. Development objectives should be specifically set and the identification of competency levels is key. The benefit of added value to your business and staff must be set against a realistic time frame. We are all individuals and therefore different. Each person possesses a different preferred learning style. These range from innovative and analytical to common sense and dynamic. At Lighthouse we cover different learning styles and our skilful tutors tailor their teaching to ensure learning objectives are achieved.

We offer a range of courses providing suitable knowledge for most industries including NEBOSH General, IOSH Managing Safely, Qualsafe First Aid, MHFA England Mental Health training in addition to industry specific courses, predominantly Construction related such as NEBOSH Construction Certificate and CITB Construction Skills courses – SMSTS, SSSTS plus Health and Safety Awareness for example.

Visit our training page for our course offering https://www.lighthousesafety.co.uk/training-courses/ or call our friendly team on 01634 260631

In addition our training partners MCL Height Safety provide Working at Height, IRATA Rope Access, Rescue and GWO Global Wind Organisation training for working offshore and on renewable energy farms and Safety & Access provide scaffold training, predominantly CISRS accredited courses.


March 28, 2023 | Categories: Indusries news, Lighthouse News, News |
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