Training

We deliver a number of bespoke and general Health & Safety training courses, which are listed below.

Current Training Options

IOSH Managing Safely (4 days)

Managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It's designed to get you up to speed on the practical actions you need to take to handle H & S in your teams. 

Covering:

  • Risk assessments and the best techniques to mitigate key risks
  • The demands of the law, your accountability and how the legal system works
  • Identifying hazards, incl. bullying, stress, noise, trips & falls etc
  • How to investigate accidents and incidents
  • Basic performance indicators, auditing and proactive measuring.

The next course is in our Burgess Hill office on 22nd, 23rd Jan, 1st and 2nd February 2018.

IOSH Working Safely (1 day)

The course is designed for people at any level of an organisation, in any sector, needing grounding in the essentials of Heath & Safety. It covers:

  • An outline of occupational safety and health
  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards 
  • Improving safety performance.

Dates & Locations:

Burgess Hill 

Wednesday 11 October

Cost: £175 + VAT per delegate

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day)

If you lack trained First Aiders in your business, then this course will give the skills and knowledge of delivering treatment to casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. As well as satisfy the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The course combines practical and theoretical activities, and runs for approximately 6 hours. 

Dates and Location:

Burgess Hill
18 October
31 January (2018)

Cost: £100 + VAT per delegate 

First Aid at Work (3 days)

It is a legal requirement that employers provide a safe and healthy environment to work in. If your assessment of First Aid needs highlights a necessity for qualified First Aiders, then this Level 3 qualification (Level 6 in Scotland) will provide you with suitably trained personnel. The comprehensive three-day course covers a wide range of First Aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way.

This course will give the participants a qualification to the highest level of First Aid, meeting the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.

Duration
A minimum of 18 hours spread over three days. Ideally, the course should be run over three consecutive days, but can be provided as one day per week over 3 weeks (or within a maximum 10 week period).

Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, Responsibilities & Reporting
  • Head Injuries
  • Resuscitation
  • Eye Injuries
  • Assessment of the Situation
  • Poisoning
  • Dealing with an Unresponsive Casualty
  • Chest Injuries
  • Bandaging
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Burns
  • Fractures and Spinal Injuries
  • Asthma
  • Heart Attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Stroke

Certification
Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a daily written assessment. A three-year Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Level 6 in Scotland) will be issued to each delegate, subject to successful assessment. No external assessors are required.

Numbers
A maximum of 12 students are permitted per course and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. A certificate will be offered to all, subject to satisfactory assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Cost: £270 + VAT

Safety for Directors (1 day)

If you are a Director who is unsure about their responsibilities, what and when they should delegate, and how to plan and deliver Health & Safety effectively, then this course will prove extremely helpful.  

We have designed a flexible single-day, trainer-led course to prompt discussion and debate around key fiduciary issues. A mixture of presentations, group discussions and exercises led by one of our own Directors. Case studies are used to link the learning with real-life examples and scenarios.  

This course sets out the argument for integrating Health & Safety into the business agenda, and the importance of creating and nurturing a strong safety culture. It will increase your awareness around the core aspects of the Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and explain the possible consequeces - for Directors personally as well as the organisation itself - when things go wrong. You will also find out about:

  • The role of auditing
  • How to effectively communicate and consult with your staff on safety issues
  • What to consider when procuring the services of external parties like contractors

Dates and Location:

Burgess Hill  
Friday 3rd November

Cost: £150 + VAT  per delegate

Claims Defensibility (2 hours)

There is a view among many people that insurers pay out far too easily when faced with civil liability claims. But why is this and what can we do about it?

Our Claims Defensibility course will advise you on the legal background and thought processes behind the decisions insurers take, and explain what a claimant needs to do in order to be successful.

A high level of duty of care exists in the employer/employee relationship, which means that the employer must have a robust system in place to ensure, and evidence, an appropriate level of risk management. With the aid of examples, let us take you through the common pitfalls and how to avoid them, and improve your readiness to defend allegations of negligence if and when they occur.

So many Policyholders are in the dark about why insurers admit liability and too many brokers are acting as passengers in the claims process, rather than managing it. Sutton Winson is unique in that we can educate and inform our clients, and work with them to improve their ability to defend claims – which in turn means better premiums in the future.

All delegates will receive a certificate for CPD purposes.

Principles of Risk Assessment (half day)

Assessing the risks posed to employees and other parties from your work environment and processes is a legal requirement and – unless you employ fewer than five people – this must be formally documented. But legal requirements aside, effective risk assessments are fundamental to a successful Health & Safety management system. There are often misconceptions and misunderstandings about the process which is in fact – provided it is understood and given adequate time and resource – fairly straightforward.

This trainer-led classroom based course is interjected by short group discussions and exercises, which are geared around applying the theory of the course to real situations in the delegate’s own workplace. The key learning points are as follows:

  • The legal background to risk assessment and the potential legal, moral and financial consequences where they are not properly completed
  • Common workplace hazards
  • What we mean by “risk”
  • The “5 Steps” process to successful risk assessment
  • Estimating and evaluating risk
  • Selecting appropriate control measures and the concept of “reasonably practicable”
  • How to ensure that your risk assessment is “suitable and sufficient”.

The course is aimed at managers or supervisors responsible for day-to-day management of Health & Safety. Directors (particularly in smaller organisations where they may be “hands on”) or senior managers with Health & Safety responsibilities may also find the content informative. As part of the session templates will be provided to assist delegates in producing risk assessments back in their own organisation.

All delegates will receive a certificate for CPD purposes.

Manual Handling Basics (2 hours)

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work, causing musculoskeletal disorders which account for over a third of all workplace injuries. Manual handling injuries can happen anywhere people are at work – on farms and building sites, in factories, offices, warehouses, hospitals, banks, laboratories and while making deliveries.

This trainer-led classroom based course is interjected by short group discussions and exercises, which are geared around applying the theory of the course to real situations in the delegate’s own workplace. The key learning points are as follows:

  • The features of the human musculoskeletal system
  • Types of injury and ill-health caused by manual handling
  • Identifying the risks in your organisation
  • Reasons why insurers often “pay out” on civil liability claims connected to manual handling injuries
  • Summary of the relevant legislation including focus on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • What is “reasonably practicable”?
  • Carrying out the risk assessment
  • Guideline weights for lifting and lowering and factors which influence them
  • Risk reduction options
  • Good handling technique.

The course is aimed at managers, supervisors, team leaders, etc. who are responsible for making decisions about local safety practice. Directors (particularly in smaller organisations where they may be “hands on”) or senior managers with Health & Safety responsibilities may also find the content informative.

All delegates will receive a certificate for CPD purposes.

COSHH essentials (2 hours)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) apply when there is exposure to any substance hazardous to health. But what are these substances, and how can we assess their potential harm? Almost all organisations will have a COSHH exposure to some degree.

Even an office will have cleaning products, toner cartridges, and such like, whereas manufacturing environments may create dusts, fumes and vapours and waste contractors, farmers and cleaners may be exposed to biological infection.

This trainer-led classroom based course is interjected by short group discussions and exercises, which are geared around applying the theory of the course to real situations in the delegate’s own workplace. The key learning points are as follows:

  • What are “substances hazardous to health”?
  • How chemicals attack the human body
  • Classification of chemicals
  • How to complete the COSHH risk assessment and things to consider
  • Which groups of individuals might be more susceptible to harm
  • How to control exposure
  • What are biological agents and where do they come from?

The course is aimed at managers or supervisors responsible for day-to-day management of Health & Safety. Directors (particularly in smaller organisations where they may be “hands on”) or senior managers with Health & Safety responsibilities may also find the content informative. COSHH is a broad subject, and this course is designed to give an introductory overview of the basic principles and how to go about making a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment.

All delegates will receive a certificate for CPD purposes.

Fire Warden/Marshall Training (3 hours)

This course covers the role and responsibilities of a Fire Warden/Marshall.

The course will present an understanding of fire and general fire precautions. It aims to provide you with the information and knowledge of fire safety to enable you to carry out your role as a Fire Warden/Marshall more effectively. By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of Fire, be able to reduce the risk of fire in your workplace, know what to do when the Fire Alarm sounds, know what to do if you find a fire and understand about basic human behaviour in fire situations.

Course content:

  • The nature of Fire
  • Fire hazards and risks
  • Fire prevention at work
  • Fire evacuation procedures
  • Your role and responsibilities as a Fire Warden

All delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

DSE/Workstation Assessor training (2.5 hours)

This course provides you with the information required to assist employees after they have carried out a workstation self-assessment.

Course Content

  • Minimum requirements for workstations
  • Principles of Ergonomics
  • Work related upper limb disorders
  • Common DSE related issues
  • DSE/Workstation equipment

All delegates will receive a certificate valid for 3 years.

We can also deliver the above courses at your premises, please email riskmanagement@swib.co.uk for availability.

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I was a bit dubious about attending a Health & Safety course but I actually really enjoyed this one, and I felt I learnt a lot and will implement it in my day-to-day work environment. 

Emma Joyce

Rygor Commercials