SAFETY DOESN’T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT

Whether you need a full Health and Safety Audit to ensure your organisation is complying with all aspects of current legislation, or a specific course to provide employees with training, Appris can provide it.

There are a comprehensive list of courses, from first aid training to working at height, to ensure employees have the right accreditations, are properly trained and understand fully the risks associated with their jobs.

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In conjunction with Hine Training Ltd, the IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for Managers and Supervisors in any sector and any organisation.

Course Objective:

It is designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams.

Course Content:

Modules:

1. Introducing managing safely
Some Managers may see health and safety as an add-on to their role – even an intrusion. The first module makes it clear that Managers are accountable for their teams, and makes a persuasive case for managing safely.
2. Assessing risks
This module defines and demystifies ‘risk’ and ‘risk assessment’. Risk assessments and a simple scoring system are introduced, and delegates carry out a series of assessments.
3. Controlling risk
Here the session tackles cutting risks down, concentrating on the best techniques to control key risks, and how to choose the right method.
4. Understanding your responsibilities
This module looks at the demands of the law and how the legal system works, and introduces a health and safety management system.
5. Identifying hazards
All the main issues any operation has to deal with are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise, housekeeping and the working environment, slips, trips and falls, working at heights, computers and manual handling.
6. Investigating accidents and incidents
The session starts with why accidents should be investigated, and goes on to cover why things go wrong, and how to carry out an investigation when they do.
7. Measuring performance
This module explains how checking performance can help to improve health and safety. Delegates learn how to develop basic performance indicators, and get to grips with auditing and proactive and reactive measuring.

A short but effective introduction to waste and pollution leads into a look at how organisations and individual managers can get involved in cutting down environmental impacts.

Outcome:

It will teach delegates what they need to know, and are perhaps reluctant to learn about, in a refreshingly informal way.

Managing safely won’t turn delegates into safety experts – but it will give them the knowledge and tools to tackle health and safety issues they are responsible for. Importantly, it brings home just why health and safety is such an essential part of their job.

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Managing Safely certificate.

Employers will benefit from:

  • Nationally recognised and respected certificated training for their managers and supervisors
  •  Peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety professionals
  • Flexibility – the course can be delivered in slots that suit the business over four days
  • Two key areas – health and safety and environmental basics – are covered in a single programme

Delivery:

  • Full PowerPoint presentation featuring state-of-the-art animation
  • Clear delegate workbook with sections for notes and Q & A sessions, and plenty of simple, custom-designed illustrations – no clip art!
  • Board games and quizzes to bring health and safety to life and maximise interactivity
  • DVD’s
  • A bank of assessments – delegates’ understanding of health & safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a risk assessment project

Duration: 3 days

Cost: £399 + VAT

Delivered in conjunction with 

In conjunction with Hine Training Ltd, The IOSH Working Safely course is for employees at any level, in any sector, needing grounding in the essentials of health and safety.

Course Objective:

Everyone at work should have an understanding of why they must ‘work safely’ and this course will provide this information.

Course Content:

Modules:

1. Introducing working safely
It’s not unusual for delegates coming on an introductory course to think that accidents only happen to ‘other people’. This module stresses the realities of the human suffering behind the statistics and emphasises the importance of personal responsibility.

2. Defining hazard and risk
This module puts ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’ into everyday language, and uses familiar examples to show what can happen. Importantly, it makes it clear that even something that is very simple or repeated over and over again can go wrong, with serious consequences. Focusing on the six broad hazard groups and risks they come across in their own work. ‘Risk assessment’ is demystified – delegates learn that we all carry out informal assessments day in, day out.

3. Identifying common hazards
All the main issues are covered in this module – entrances and exits, work traffic, fire, chemicals, electricity, physical and verbal abuse, bullying, stress, noise and the working environment, slips, trip and falls, and manual handling. Each area is backed by crystal clear examples and recognisable scenarios, and useful summaries reinforce the key learning points.

4. Improving safety performance.
This module deals with systems and processes, making sure that any jargon is explained in easily understood terms. The session bridges the gap between management and workforce, encouraging delegates to play a part in processes that are commonly seen as just down to their manager or supervisor. Other areas – including contract work, inspections, safe systems and permits, protective equipment, signage, emergency procedures, reporting and health checks – are all focused on from the delegate’s point of view.

Outcomes:

It will teach delegates what they need to know, and are perhaps reluctant to learn about, in a refreshingly informal way.

Working safely isn’t supposed to turn delegates into safety experts. It focuses on why health and safety is important, and how individuals can make a real difference to the wellbeing of themselves and others through changing their behaviour.

Successful delegates are awarded an IOSH Working Safely certificate.

Employers will benefit from:

  • Nationally recognised and respected certificated training for their teams
  • Peace of mind offered by training that’s designed and quality controlled by the Chartered body for health and safety
  • Minimum disruption to working days and shifts – the one-day program includes the assessment, so there’s no need to free up further time for a test after the course
  • Working safely meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training and reflects the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘passport’ syllabus
  • Two key areas – health and safety and environmental basics – are covered in a single self-contained session

Delivery:

  • Full PowerPoint presentation featuring state-of-the-art animation
  • Clear delegate workbook with sections for notes and Q & A sessions, and plenty of simple, custom-designed illustrations – no clip art.
  • Board games and quizzes to bring health and safety to life and maximise interactivityA bank of assessments – delegates’ understanding of health and safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a hazard-spotting exercise
  • A bank of assessments – delegates’ understanding of health and safety basics is evaluated using multi-format questions and a hazard-spotting exercise

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £115 plus £30 IOSH fees + VAT

Delivered in conjunction with 

The Manual Handling course will help raise awareness and develop the knowledge and skills regarding ‘manual handling techniques’.

Course Content:

The course covers the following key areas:

  • What does ‘manual handling’ mean?
  • Types of injuries
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe systems at work
  • Safe handling techniques
  • Guidelines for lifting and lowering
  • Team handling
  • Mechanical aids

Outcomes:

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate types of injury that may be caused
  • Recognise the correct position and grip for manual handling operations ie:

1. Lifting

2. Lowering

3. Pushing

3. Pulling

  • Select suitable methods of manually moving loads based on size, weight and shape
    A short question paper will be completed to reflect the learning outcomes.

Duration: Half day

Cost: £300 + VAT for up to 6 delegates

The Abrasive Wheels course is aimed at people required to mount abrasive wheels an do so safely.

Course Content:

  • The need for legislation
  • The regulations/schedule
  • Definition of abrasive wheels
  • Injuries
  • Causes of breakages
  • Types of wheels
  • Speeds of wheels
  • Speeds of spindles
  • Mounting of abrasive wheels
  • Guards
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Dressing of the abrasive wheel
  • Practical Task

Outcomes:

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Relate to Health & Safety legislation
  • Handle and store abrasive wheels correctly
  • Check and inspect abrasive wheels for damage
  • Mount a portable abrasive wheel
  • Apply knowledge gained to workshop/place tasks

Duration: Half day

Cost: £300 + VAT for up to 6 delegates

The Working at Height course will teach delegates about:

  • Working at Height – the basics
  • The regulations
  • What precautions to take
  • Fragile surfaces
  • Ladders/step ladders
  • Preventing falls from mobile elevating work platforms
  • Roof maintenance work

Outcomes:

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Relate to Health & Safety awareness/regulations
  • Apply safe working practices
  • Plan the task
  • Use the correct equipment for the task in hand
  • Recognise potential types of accident
  • Apply knowledge gained to workshop/place tasks

Duration: Half day

Cost: £300 + VAT for up to 6 delegates