The Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 has been in place for the majority of most people’s working lives. It has even slipped into everyday language. How often do we hear someone say, ‘you can’t do that ‘cos of health and safety’? The law has been ridiculed by some because it has been misapplied by others. The Act may be thought to be old but law makers consider it to be, ‘still fit for purpose’. What is its purpose? To prevent death, destruction, mayhem, pain, suffering, misery, loss and grief.
The course is designed as an introduction or induction for new employees and those people starting work for the first time. It can be of value to anyone who wants to increase their knowledge and understanding about the purpose of occupational health and safety and the legal framework built upon the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA).
Who should Attend:
Anyone who is new to the world of work. Anyone in the workforce from director downwards.
• Underpinning reasons for Health and Safety Law in the UK
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – What has it achieved over 40-years and new challenges
• General duties stated in Part 1 of HSWA
• Legal framework – HSWA and subordinate legislation
• Risk assessment and examples of hazards found in the workplace
• Sources and types of H&S information.
2-hours. Held at a location of your choice. This course can also be conducted using either Zoom or Teams applications.
At the completion of the course delegates will be given a certificate of attendance. This course is not accredited.