Health and Safety Courses Information

Basic Health and Safety in the Workplace

Basic Health and Safety in the Workplace (3.5 Hours)

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Overview

This half-day qualification has been designed to meet the needs of those who are entering the workplace for the first time, either as part of a work experience programmes or at the start of employment, by providing an awareness of key health and safety issues.

Who can benefit from our Basic Health and Safety in the Workplace course

All staff across all industries.

Aims of this course

Workers will be able to create a healthy and safe working environment, reduce the risk of accidents and reduce the financial costs, reduce the risk of demotivated staff and loss of productivity.

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • Overview of health & safety principles
  • Overview of workplace hazards, conditions and procedures

Health and Safety with Risk Assessment

Health and Safety with Risk Assessment Level 2 (6.5 Hours)

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Overview

Our one-day Health and Safety with Risk Assessment course provides full health and safety understanding for all employees, allowing them to understand their responsibilities to ensure they work in a healthy and safe environment.

Who can benefit from our Health and Safety with Risk Assessment course

All staff across all industries.

Aims of this course

  • Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  • Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  • Understand the hazards, risks and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual actions can reduce risks to health and safety
  • Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

 

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • Introduction to Health and Safety Law - benefits of health and safety, common workplace accidents, the health and safety at work Act, the health and safety executive, health hazards, personal protective equipment, RIDDOR 2013.
  • Workplace safety and welfare - slips, trips and falls, electrical safety, fire safety, welfare facilities, first aid, workplace stress, drugs and alcohol, workplace violence.
  • Risk assessment - identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating.
  • Manual handling and ergonomics - manual handling operations regulations, manual handling injuries and best practice, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling, ergonomics, display screen equipment, housekeeping and safe systems of work.
  • Hazardous substances and working at height - routes of entry, control measures, reducing the risks from working at height, access equipment, ladders.
  • Noise, vibration and vehicle safety - employer responsibilities, noise reduction, vibration, vehicle risks, pedestrian-vehicle conflict.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

COSHH Awareness (6.5 Hours)

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Overview

The COSHH Regulations (2002) are designed to protect people against risks to their health when dealing with or being exposed to hazardous substances. The one-day course is designed for candidates who handle chemicals as part of their daily work and is ideal for an introduction the regulations or as refresher training to the new regulations.

Who can benefit from Our COSHH course

Any staff that come into contact with hazardous substances.

Aims of this course

Students will learn why a COSHH assessment is required and what information it must contain. They will develop an understanding of chemical hazards, how they cause harm and the factors that affect the likelihood of harm. Students will learn how to select the most suitable options to control exposure to hazardous substances in a variety of workplace situations. Full guidance notes will be issued at the end of the training.  We recommend a maximum of 10-12 delegates per course. On completion of the course a certificate of training will be issued.

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • What substances are hazardous to health
  • Health responsibilities in the workplace
  • Employer’s duties
  • Employee’s duties
  • Risk assessment
  • The assessment process
  • What if something does go wrong
  • Hazard warning labels
  • Using chemicals safely
  • Waste
  • Infection control

Manual Handling

Manual Handling (3 Hours)

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Overview

Our Manual Handling course is suitable for all levels of experience in manual handling and offers an overview of best practice.

Who can benefit from our Manual Handling course

Suitable for anybody in any sector whose role requires lifting.

Aims of this course

  • Describe the reasons for managing manual handling risks in the workplace
  • Describe the principles and practice of manual handling risk assessments in the workplace
  • Describe how the principles of safe handling can contribute to improving health and safety and well-being within the workplace
  • Carry out and train others how to a conduct a dynamic risk assessment prior to undertaking manual handling tasks
  • Apply and train others how to apply efficient movement principles and safe practice to the movement of loads
  • Produce a session plan for a manual handling training session based on a training needs analysis of the workplace
  • Plan, produce and deliver an effective manual handling training session
  • Provide learner feedback and evaluate a manual handling training session

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • Manual Handling Regulations 1992 and associated legislation
  • Reasons for managing manual handling risks within the workplace
  • Principles of manual handling risk assessment
  • Structure and function of the spine
  • Risk factors for back pain
  • Basic spinal biomechanics
  • Application of efficient movement principles to routine loads, non-routine loads, pushing and pulling and team handling
  • Teaching and mentoring skills that facilitate the learning and development of the workforce in relation to manual handling
  • The importance of a manual handling trainer maintaining continuing professional development

Moving and Handling People

Moving and Handling People (1 Day)

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Overview

This one-day course provides delegates with the knowledge of current legislation and case law impacting on practice relating to the use of a hoist. Participants will gain knowledge of the various types of hoists and slings that are available as well as gain the ability to conduct a hoist and sling assessment.

All delegates that complete the criteria of this course, will we issue a Training Certificate.

Who can benefit from our Moving and Handling People course

The course is aimed at those who have responsibility for implementing safe systems of work for people handling, and those responsible for training and supervising staff using hoists. It is also suitable for practitioners who may manage equipment.

Aims of this course

  • Move and handle people in a way that requires the least amount of effort
  • Move and handle people in a way that provides greater comfort and dignity to the patient or resident
  • Understand manual handling legislation as it applies to Healthcare
  • Gain a better understanding of spinal mechanics
  • How to look after their own back and that of patients / residents
  • How to conduct a personal risk assessment for patients / residents
  • How to safely move people with and without the use of specialist equipment

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • Manual Handling Law and ACOPS guidance
  • Your Trainers Training Pack
  • The manual handling and people moving PowerPoint
  • Practical sessions and assessments in people moving
  • Manual handling responsibilities
  • Anatomy of the spine and types of injuries
  • Bio-mechanics and ergonomics
  • Safe lifting techniques -E.L.I.T.E
  • Lifting objects
  • Key elements of people moving
  • Risks and controls related to people moving
  • People moving - risk assessments/ personal plan
  • People moving equipment
  • People moving - controversial techniques
  • People moving - good techniques

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment (3.5 Hours)

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Overview

Our half-day Risk Assessment training course provides participants with useful information on assessing risks to service users and those providing their care. Our training experts will explain links to care plans along with teaching practical measures to help reduce the risks identified.

Who can benefit from our Risk Assessment course

The Risk Assessment course is ideal for anybody involved in providing health and social care.

Aims of this course

  • An understanding of key practical risk assessment techniques
  • The ability to identify hazards and evaluate risk
  • To know how to implement monitoring and when and how to perform the review process
  • Be able to apply these techniques almost any environment or activity such as Manual Handling, Computer Operators, Young Workers, etc.

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • An introduction to risk assessment
  • Legal requirements
  • Hazards
  • Risks
  • Objectives of risk assessments
  • The five stages of risk assessment
  • Practical exercises

Infection Control

Infection Control (3.5  Hours)

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Overview

Our half-day Infection Control course gives participants knowledge on how to prevent and control the risk of infection. It will enable learners to provide a safe, clean environment within the workplace.

Who can benefit from our Infection Control course

Anybody working within a care or clinical environment.

Aims & Content of this course

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infection
  • Understand the legislation and policies relating to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand systems and procedures relating to the prevention and control of infection
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment in relation to the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene in the prevention and control of infections
  • Identify the different types of infections.

You can also include an additional MRSA specific module with this course, increasing the duration to 6.5 hours (one day)

Food Hygiene Levels 1 and 2

Food Hygiene Courses (Level 1 & 2) (3-6.5 hours )

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Overview

IDH Training offers Food Hygiene courses at both level 1 and level 2. The half-day level 1 course is suitable for a variety of candidates, including new employees with minimal or no food safety knowledge, employees handling low-risk or wrapped food or those who work front of house i.e waiting.

The one-day level 2 course has been designed to address the food safety and hygiene needs of the catering, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Who can benefit from our Food Hygiene courses

The level 1 course is aimed at people who display an interest in the subject area and is suitable for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of food hygiene in a domestic environment.

Aims of this course

To develop knowledge of the principles of food hygiene and to train staff members or sole traders to the nationally-required food safety level.

Specific Course Structure & Content

Level 1

  • Learning objectives and an introduction to food safety and hygiene – Food safety and hygiene are terms commonly used. here we will look at how they relate to food that has been prepared and served.
  • Why food safety is important – This section looks at the consequences of poor food safety and hygiene and causes of food-borne illness
  • Food safety hazards and contamination – This section explores contamination of food by food safety hazards, what they are, where and how they arise and the practical activities to prevent and control hazards
  • Personal hygiene – This section looks at why personal hygiene is so important when working with food – from cleanliness, thorough hand washing and keeping a clean and tidy appearance
  • Hygienic premises and equipment – This section looks at the importance of keeping everything clean and tidy, such as good housekeeping, cleaning and maintaining pest free conditions

 

Level 2

  • Food poisoning – Why food safety is important in the catering sector
  • Bacteriology – Types of bacteria and factors that can affect its multiplication
  • Prevention of contamination – Controlling measures that can be put into place to prevent the spread of bacteria
  • Temperature control – How to measure food temperatures and how temperature control for certain food types will reduce the multiplication of bacteria
  • Personal hygiene – How food handlers must maintain high levels of personal hygiene
  • Premises & pest control – The need to keep food premises maintained and in good condition and the consequences for the food business if infestation occurs
  • Cleaning & disinfection – Methods to keep premises and equipment in good order
  • The Law – The legal obligations of food handlers

Fire Awareness in the Workplace and Fire Marshal / Warden

Fire Marshalling and Fire Awareness Courses (Levels 1 and 2) (3.5 hours each)

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Overview

IDH Training offers a range of fire safety related courses including Fire Marshalling, specifically designed for those who have been appointed as a fire warden/marshal and Fire Awareness courses (Levels 1 & 2), which deliver participants with the awareness of fire safety issues in the work place and teaches them to reach in an appropriate manner in the case of an emergency.

Who can benefit from our Fire courses

Those who are responsible for overseeing fire safety designated fire marshals anyone who needs to know how to use a fire extinguisher.

Aims of the course

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deal with an emergency and react in an appropriate manner, spot fire hazards and prevent potential fires.

Specific Course Structure & Content

  • Action on discovering a fire
  • Common causes of fire
  • Fire drills and evacuation
  • Fire safety legislation
  • Fire safety precautions
  • The chemistry of fire
  • The role of a fire marshal
  • Using fire extinguishers
  • The common causes of fire
  • The behaviour of fire
  • Fire prevention
  • What to do if a fire breaks out
  • How to use fire extinguishers
  • Emergency evacuation procedures
  • The Importance of Fire Safety
  • Causes, Prevention, Training and Alarms
  • Emergency Equipment and Response Actions
  • Fire Warden and Fire Marshalls
  • Risk Assessment and Hazards