Working safely is in the interest and concern of all at work – both the employers and employees. Most of the legal duties fall to the employer, Health and Safety law is one of the few pieces of legislation that also places duties on the employee.
There are three reasons for managing risk at work that bring benefit for all concerned – moral; not causing harm to work colleagues, legislative; the law requires it! – and financial; all accidents bear a cost to both parties.
Workers have an expectation to go home at the end of the working day not having been injured by workplace activity. Most workers feel that accidents are something that only happens to other people. The reality is that many workers are harmed by not observing Health and Safety laws and not following to safe systems of work. This is where our working safely course can help.
The course covers why we should work safely, defines hazard and risk, identifying common hazards, improving safety performance and protecting the environment. Training is a big part of changing attitudes towards taking risks in the workplace and can make a real difference.