Workplace Safety Training
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) set out the Legal basis for Health and Safety Training in the link below.
Who needs health and safety training?
Whether you are an employer or self-employed, are you sure that you’re
up to date with how to identify the hazards and control the risks from your work?
Do you know how to get help – from your trade association, your local Chamber of
Commerce, or your health and safety enforcing authority? Do you know what you
have to do about consulting your employees, or their representatives, on health and
safety issues? If not, you would probably benefit from some training.
Your managers and supervisors do!
If you employ managers or supervisors they
need to know what you expect from them in terms of health and safety, and how
you expect them to deliver. They need to understand your health and safety policy,
where they fit in, and how you want health and safety managed. They may also
need training in the specific hazards of your processes and how you expect the
risks to be controlled.
Your employees do!
Everyone who works for you, including self-employed
people, needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. Like your
supervisors, they need to know about your health and safety policy, your
arrangements for implementing it, and the part they play. They also need to know
how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you.
Contractors and self-employed people who may be working for you do!
Remember, these people might not be familiar with your working environment and
safety systems that you have put in place for regular employees.