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Over nearly two decades, UK Safety Network has developed and delivered a wide range of technical and safety courses for a variety of clients. Those courses have included:

 

Modular health and safety course

UK Safety Network, the organisation behind this web site, has worked with several major clients who were keen to train their managers, supervisors and operatives in health and safety. They wanted all operatives to reach UK's Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) "Working Safely" standard, and managers to reach IOSH "Managing Safely" standard. Also, provision needed to be made for team leaders/supervisors to be trained and assessed, and some members of staff were to go on to study for the National Examining Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) "General Certificate".

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the professional body that represents the vast majority of UK workplace safety advisors, managers and consultants. IOSH has developed a series of courses designed to assist industry to improve safe working practices and, therefore, the management of safety. Those courses include:

The National Examining Board for Occupational Safety and Health is the examining and awarding body that was originally set up by IOSH for safety professionals. Candidates gaining qualifications through NEBOSH are entitle to apply for membership of IOSH.

When considering how health and safety training might be developed and delivered it was noted that the topics that must be covered by participants on a NEBOSH General Certificate course could be delivered as combined modules for IOSH courses, as well as stand-alone health and safety courses for other employees. Also, there seemed little point in requiring Managing Safely participants who had already studied on Working Safely courses to study again the contents of that course (the current position with most training providers).

UK Safety Network developed a modular course that:

The modules are designed to allow natural progression from the introductory level, through to the level of the NEBOSH National General Certificate, so that participants complete modules up to their company's needs, and/or their individual ability. Due to insufficient candidates being put forward, UK Safety Network does not currently offer the NEBOSH National General Certificate, but would be more than happy to re-register with NEBOSH should sufficient candidates to make it economically viable require training.

N.B.

Any module from the modular course can be delivered as a stand-alone course. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

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Advantages of the modular course

The modular health and safety course developed by UK Safety Network has several advantages, including:

  • key company personnel will receive adequate health and safety training;
  • it provides standardised training for all and avoids duplicating content;
  • it maximises the number of attendees without depleting sections of staff;
  • it provides the flexibility that allows staff to attend when they can;
  • it allows natural selection of safety monitors and risk assessors;
  • successful completion of requisite modules is validated by an internationally recognised professional body (IOSH)
  • it provides a vehicle for selected staff to attain a NEBOSH General Certificate.

All personnel would be required to complete the introduction to health and safety module and any other modules that are relevant to their responsibilities.

 

Health and safety training modules

 

Modules

The table below gives a brief summary of the suggested modules, with an indication of who might attend.

No.

Description

Days

Who should attend

1

Introduction to health and safety; the law, regulations, roles and responsibilities. Introduction to hazards, risks, risk assessment and risk and safety management systems.

1/2

All employees

2

Introduction to common hazards in the workplace including fire, electricity, work equipment, movement of people, vehicles, housekeeping, manual handling, display screen equipment, noise and hazardous substances.

1/2

All employees

3

Relevant modules selected from the following:

 

 

 

     Safe manual handling techniques

1/2

All employees

 

     Fire safety training

1/2

All employees

 

     Safe working with hazardous substances

1/2

Builders, technicians, maintenance, cleaners, etc.

 

     Electrical equipment safety

1/2

Technicians, maintenance, etc.

 

     Work equipment safety

1/2

Technicians, maintenance, operatives, etc.

 

     Safe use of display screen equipment

1/2

Managers, office staff, technicians, etc.

 

     Noise at work

1/2

Technicians, maintenance, operatives, etc.

 

     Materials handling (LOLER, etc.)

1/2

Maintenance, operatives, etc.

 

     Other specific courses, as required

-

As required

4

Risk management (related to the participant's area of responsibility) including:

Principles of risk assessment, control measures and safe systems of work
 
Safety tours and safety inspections

1

Team leaders, supervisors and managers, as well as those going on to act as safety monitors and risk assessors, and NEBOSH candidates

5

Safety communications, including:

Safety policies and statements
 
Safety representatives and committees
 
Human factors affecting communications

1/2

Team leaders, supervisors and managers, as well as safety monitors, risk assessors and NEBOSH candidates

6

Control of buildings and safety of visitors to site

1/2

Team leaders, supervisors and managers, as well as safety monitors, risk assessors and NEBOSH candidates

7

Accident investigation and reporting, identifying causation and preventing recurrence

1/2

Managers, risk assessors and NEBOSH candidates

8

Risk assessment including:

Hazard analysis, risk assessment and identifying and implementing control measures

11/2

Managers, risk assessors and NEBOSH candidates

9

Advising on health and safety, including:

Identifying benchmark standards for safety performance and evaluating the safety performance for their area and/or the organisation
 
Accessing safety information from publications and the Internet
 
Analysing new hazards and working methods to ensure compliance
 
Reporting to management on remedial action required to achieve compliance with relevant benchmark standards

1

NEBOSH candidates, only

10

Construction safety, including:

Selection and control of contractors
 
Demolition work
 
Method statements

1

NEBOSH candidates, only

N.B.

Any health and safety training provided by another training provider that covers the same topic areas, to the same level, as any of the listed module 3 units may be substituted for those units.

 

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Summary of attendance patterns

The time commitment for each group of personnel would be: includes an operatives' course: Operative Safety Training

  • includes a new supervisors' course: Superviser Safety Training
  • includes a managers' course: Manager Safety Training
  • An Operative Safety Training candidate would complete a minimum of one day of training, plus the time required for as many additional units from module 3 as are relevant to their responsibilities.

    A Superviser Safety Training candidate and safety monitors would complete a minimum of three days of training, plus the time required for as many additional units from module 3 as are relevant to their responsibilities.

    A Manager Safety Training candidate and risk assessors would complete a minimum of five days of training, plus the time required for as many additional units from module 3 as are relevant to their responsibilities.

    A NEBOSH candidate would complete eleven days of training by attending all of the modules, including all units from module 3. NEBOSH candidates would also complete a half-day of revision and exam techniques, a half-day practical assessment and two written examinations (two by two-and-a-half hour exams, am and pm of the same day).

    Note:   The maximum number of participants attending the module 3 options will be limited to 12 to ensure that they all participate fully. To ensure that all personnel have the opportunity to attend each of the relevant module 3 options, these options will be offered on several occasions.

    Where possible, team leaders/supervisors, safety monitors, managers, assessors and NEBOSH candidates will be kept as distinctly separate groups from operatives for module 3 making it easier to spend time considering management issues, thus making the module more relevant to their needs.

    If you would like to discuss the modular course, please contact us. Our contact details can be seen at the bottom of this page, or by clicking the "Contact us" link in the banner menu (above). You can also e-mail us by clicking here

     

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    To discuss your individual or organisational training needs, please contact us:

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