Health and Safety

Health and safety courses and consultancy available from A&E Harmonious Compliance Training.

Level 2, 1 Day, Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace, Valid for 3 years.

The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. What’s more, with subjects covered in just 1 day, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification is the ideal way for organisations to improve health and safety awareness, whilst minimising disruption to everyday business operations!

Did you know that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in 2017/18? It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk

Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees Health and safety laws, including:
• Penalties for non-compliance
• Training and competence in the workplace
• Communicating health and safety information Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy Identifying and controlling risks from  common workplace hazards:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Manual handling
• Fire safety
• Working from height
• Electricity
• Hazardous substances
• Workplace conditions
• Ergonomics
• Equipment
• Noise and vibration
• Transport and vehicles
• Violence
• Smoking, alcohol and drugs
• Stress
Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents Recording incidents, accidents and ill health

Level 1, 1/2 Day, Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace, Valid for 3 years.

The QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

has been specifically designed to provide candidates with a basic introduction to workplace health and safety. It is suitable for all employees working in a range of environments, as well as employees returning to work or entering work for the first time. With all subjects covered in just 4 hours, this regulated and nationally recognised qualification is ideal for providing employees with a basic understanding of workplace health and safety whilst helping employers to fulfil their legal duties.

Did you know that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in 2017/18? It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

Health and Safety roles and responsibilities of employers and employees The importance of health and safety in the workplace. Workplace hazards and risks:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Working at heights
• Manual handling
• Hazardous substances
• Machinery and vehicles
• Electricity
• Fire
• Stress
Workplace conditions that can affect health and safety Health and safety signage Personal Protective Equipment and its uses
Importance of personal hygiene The purpose of first aid provision The need for reporting incidents and ill health.

Level 1, 1 Day, Award in Health and Safety in a construction environment, Valid for 3 years.

The QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (RQF)

is ideal for people who work in, or want to work in, a construction environment. It has been specifically designed to provide successful candidates with a route to applying for the Green Labourer CSCS Card. Supported by the Construction Industry Training
Board (CITB), this regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been developed to provide a basic awareness of health and safety
within construction.
Successful candidates will gain an understanding of the risks of working in a construction environment, principles of risk assessments for improving health and safety at work, the importance of working safely at height and much more.

  • Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work
  • Common causes of work-related fatalities and injuries
  • Method statements and their use
  • Health and safety definitions
  • Hazards and risks in the construction environment
  • Importance of safe manual handling in the workplace and employees’ responsibilities
  • Principles of safer manual handling
  • Importance of working safely at height in the workplace and employees’ responsibilities
  • Hazards and potential risks associated with working at height and controls
  • Risks to health within a construction environment (including asbestos exposure)
  • Types of personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be used when dealing with hazardous materials
  • Hazards and potential risks associated with working around plant and equipment and controls
  • Hazard warning signs and symbols!

Level 2, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF)

is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of COSHH
regulations and requirements.
Suitable for all employees, this 4 hour course is ideal for those who wish to work in environments with hazardous substances, such as: healthcare, manufacturing, cleaning, transport, utilities and office environments.
Candidates will learn about the legal requirements relating to hazardous substances, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of
hazardous substances, as well as the precautions and procedures required to ensure that the risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.

Legal requirements relating to hazardous substances in the workplace:
• Employer duties
• Employee duties
• Consequences for non-compliance
• Communicating safety information
The different forms that hazardous substances can take
Effects that may arise after exposure to hazardous substances
The different routes that hazardous substances can enter the body
How risk assessments reduce accidents and ill health at work
The five step process of risk assessment
The control hierarchy in relation to the safe use, handling, transporting, storage and disposal of substances hazardous to health
Information to refer to when identifying and using hazardous substances
Procedures for dealing with an incident involving hazardous substances

Level 2, Award in Risk Assessment

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)

is a regulated and nationally  recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a greater awareness of risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them.
Ideal for all employees, this 1 day course covers a variety of topics, including: the main causes of work-related fatalities, processes for undertaking a risk assessment, methods that can be used to prioritise risks and more.

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

  • Main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  • Moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • Key terms associated with risk assessment in health and safety at work:
    • Accident
    • Near miss
    • Accident triangle
    • Hazard
    • Risk
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk control hierarchy
    • Suitable and sufficient
    • Competence
  • The role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention
  • Legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Basic process for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Factors that can affect the level of risks in the workplace
    • Occupational
    • Environmental
    • Human
  • Methods that can be used to prioritise risks
  • Providing information about, and records on, the results of risk assessments

Level 2, Award in Safe Moving and Handling

The QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)

is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who work, or intend to work, in a role that involves manual handling. It is the perfect course for those working in a variety of environments including warehouses and shops. Successful candidates will learn the key principles of manual handling and how to apply these to their workplace. They will also practise a wide range of techniques, ensuring that they leave the course confident and proficient in moving and handling.

Did you know that incorrect manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries?
The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role.

  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Manual handling laws
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Centre of gravity
    • Lever system
  • Manual handling equipment:
    • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
    • Maintenance and requirements for testing
  • Manual handling practical sessions:
    • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
    • Team manual handling
    • Using equipment

Level 2, Award in Principles of Manual Handling

The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)

is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed to cover the basic principles of manual handling. This theory-based qualification is ideal for all employees as it provides candidates with an awareness of safe manual handling practices and the risks of unsafe manual handling.
With subjects covered in just half a day, this course is an ideal way to reduce the risk of workplace manual handling injuries, whilst
minimising disruption to your organisation’s day to day activities!

Did you know that incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work?

Please note that this qualification does not include practical sessions. Those requiring practical training should undertake the QA Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).

  • Common manual handling injuries
  • Manual handling laws
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Risk assessments
  • Safe movement principles associated with manual handling, including the body’s:
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Centre of gravity
    • Lever system
  • Theory of safe manual handling principles, including:
    • Preparing for a lift
    • Solo lifting, carrying and lowering an object
    • Team manual handling
    Manual handling equipment:
    • Types of manual handling aids and equipment
    • Maintenance and requirements for testing

Level 2, Award in Health and Safety in Social Care

The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care (RQF) is ideal for those
who work directly with patients or clients in a health and social care setting, such as hospitals, care homes and day care centres.
This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is specifically designed to develop candidates’ awareness of health and safety in
a health and social care environment, to help ensure that they are keeping themselves, and the people they care for safe.
Over a 1 day period, candidates will cover a variety of topics including the standards for health and safety welfare in a health and social
care environment, risk assessments, identifying and controlling hygiene hazards, personal hygiene and more!

  • Employers and employees health and safety duties
    • Penalties for non-compliance
    • Training and competence requirements
    • Welfare arrangements
    • Communicating health and safety information
    • Procedures for responding to incidents
    • First aid arrangements
  • Risk assessments
    • Principles of risk control hierarchy
    • Five-step process of risk assessment
  • How to identify and control hygiene hazards
    • Common hazards in health and social care
    • Contamination
    • Cross-contamination
    • Infection and cross-infection
    • Micro-organisms
    • Controls for common microbiological hazards
  • Personal hygiene
    • Hand washing
    • Protective clothing and equipment
    • Risks of exposure to infectious diseases at work and at home
  • Clean working environment
    • Suitable premises and equipment
    • Cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination
    • Storage of cleaning chemicals and cloths
    • Cleaning schedules
    • Procedures for dealing with waste, sharps and spillages

Level 2, Award in Working at Height

The QA Level 2 Award in Working at Height (RQF)

is ideal for those who work, or are aspiring to work in any type of environment that may require them to work at height, such as: building
and construction, agriculture, forestry, factories, warehouses and more.
During this 3 hour course, candidates will focus on the safety considerations, legal obligations, control measures and reporting procedures for working at height; leaving the course with knowledge of a wide variety of equipment and the principles used to ensure safe working at
height.

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to increase awareness of safety considerations whilst working at height, including the importance of the equipment used and how to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Legislation, regulations, roles and responsibilities when working at height
  • The consequences of non-compliance
  • Safe working practices when working at height
  • How to reduce the risks from:
    • Weather conditions
    • Working environments
    • Others working at height
    • Falling objects
    • Fragile surfaces
  • Importance of risk assessments
  • Rescue plan requirements
  • Types of equipment and testing requirements
  • Selecting appropriate equipment
  • Identifying safety precautions when using equipment
  • Reporting procedures when equipment is faulty.
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