Creating A Safe And Healthy Workforce – A No Brainer Solution For Employers
Getting Health and Safety right at work doesn’t have to cost the earth. Research shows that employers can create a happier, more productive, and stress free workplace by putting simple risk reduction processes in place, with the right know how. By investing in training, employers can significantly reduce costs and improve employee welfare and skills.
Employers face health and safety management challenges on 3 main fronts.
1) Ensuring awareness across the board as standard practice for employees
2) Training key staff with the knowledge and skills for handling and preventing workplace injury and illness; and
3) Training Managers to introduce and manage risk reduction practices, from top level down.
Read on to find out how your company can develop a healthy future with Health and Safety training.
Why Train your Staff?
There are more reasons than you may think for why you should provide health and safety training to your employees, and it isn’t just the basics of this is health and safety.
Lack of the appropriate knowledge in any industry can increase the risk of accidents and injury. Ensuring that your team even have the basic understanding of health and safety can decrease these risks.
Have you also considered how else you can upskill your staff than just in their day to day role? Demonstrating a desire to upskill your employees is great as it shows your commitment to them and their learning as well as providing them with additional skills.
Furthermore, outsourcing your health and safety may not be the best option for your business, so if you do have an internal, dedicated health and safety employee can you be sure that they are correctly trained and up to date with changing regulations and legislation. Training doesn’t have to be at a basic level.
Levels of Training Your Business Could Need
Health and Safety Awareness – It is important that your employees understand the importance of health and safety and have the general awareness they need to ensure they implement safe practices in the workplace. At the end of the day employees have as much responsibility as managers to implement health and safety correctly. Our Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace course is ideally suited to provide this level of awareness. Why not consider incorporating this course into your employee induction process.
Industry Essential Training – A great example here would be for the food industry. If you work in the food industry whether that be manufacturing, preparation or the sale of food and drink products, all members of staff need to have Level 2 Food Safety Training.
Internal Health Safety Employee – Whether they require specific training or need to ensure they are on top of training and new legislation. We can ensure your member of staff has the knowledge and skills to fulfil their duties.
Health and Safety for Managers – In comparison to all employees having a beginners understanding of health and safety, if you work in a supervisory, team leader of managerial type role, you will require an additional level of knowledge in addition to the basics. People in these roles will have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business which is why in-depth training is required. This can be achieved from our Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Sureteam health and safety specialists have been training managers and employees across the UK in key industry specific areas for years. Learning doesn’t have to be difficult or inconvenient. There are online learning options, on-site training options and training with Sureteam specialists at HQ.
It pays for employers to undertake risk assessments in order to provide bespoke health and safety practices at work, which will help you identify further requirements for not only training but also advice and further audits.
Whether you’re a large multi-national, a local store, a construction firm, an office or factory floor, managing health and safety at work pays dividends. Courses cost as little as £30.00 per person, and have been proven to contribute to illness and injury reduction and costs to employers country wide.
If you’d like more information on health and safety training, get in touch with the Sureteam in on 01666 503686.