Why Should Workers Take A Health and Safety Course?

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Do you enjoy training at work?

Does spending a day undertaking health and safety training sound like something that will benefit your job or does it sound like something that is a waste of time?

The fact is that health and safety training is a vital part of any modern business. Some organisations don’t conduct this on a regular basis and many workers see it as a hindrance to their job.

We want to show you why workers should take a health and safety course and what benefits it can bring.

Developing A ‘Positive’ Culture

A health and safety course can be vital to promoting a positive safety culture in the workplace.

Health and safety training isn’t just about telling people what not to do or to highlight things that they are doing wrong. It is also about promoting the idea that taking health and safety seriously is beneficial to not only employees and managers but to the business as a whole.

Following proper health and safety procedures doesn’t just keep people safe but it is also inextricably linked to business success as well.

Ensure Your Business Meets Legal Requirements

Every business needs to meet certain health and safety requirements and taking a course in this area will help keep an organisation compliant with regulations.

The cost of failing to properly follow health and safety procedure can be devastating to some businesses. Fines, the business being closed temporarily, and even prosecution are all things that can happen to a company that doesn’t comply with the law.

Health and safety courses not only educate workers but they also act as an essential way to ensure that the business keeps in line with the law and changing regulations.

Prevention Rather Than Reaction

Finally, a health and safety course plays a major role in preventing accidents from happening in the first place.

If workers are educated on risks, what not to do and how to carry out activities in the workplace safely then there is far less chance of accidents happening down the line. Prevention tactics and ensuring workers have proper health and safety training costs a business far less than having to deal with staff sick days due to accidents, compensation claims and legal action.

Employees that undertake health and safety training will be less likely to be injured or cause an injury in the workplace.

Effective Health and Safety Training

Taking the right health and safety training is just as important as signing up to any health and safety course.

Why not have a look at our working safely course that is tailored to employees with the emphasis on providing an interactive, engaging and relevant 1 day of training that is appropriate to any sector or business.

Ensuring that employees are kept up to date with general health and safety law and new regulations while promoting a positive culture of wellbeing at work is the most effective way of keeping everyone safe and avoiding any unnecessary business costs in the future.

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The room size was just right. The facilities were comfortable and the refreshments were free flowing providing an environment that was perfect for concentration. The trainer (Robin) was excellent. He maintained a pace that everyone was able to keep up with, the subject matter was kept interesting, he was evidently… Read More »

Debbie Dowsett

On day 1, Keith described the three types of people that attend courses and I was identified as a hostage! Attending this course was a requirement and I will be honest, I had a mountain of paperwork on my desk and did not want to be there. By the end… Read More »

Dave Critchell – ARCS Environmental Ltd

I organised IOSH Managing Safely for staff all of whom enjoyed the 4 days and I am pleased to say all passed. I have had very positive feedback about Robin the trainer and the course has generated a great deal of discussion and thought . My contact Jo at PSS… Read More »

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