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Introduction To Health & Safety Parts 1 & 2

The essential course for new health and safety representatives.

Both courses will have to be completed by students in a single academic year (i.e. 1st August to 31st July).

Part 1

During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in:

  • The trade union approach to health and safety
  • Roles, responsibilities and functions of the health and safety rep
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Introduction to Health and Safety and the Law
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Risk assessment
  • The accident process
  • Hazard mapping
  • Health and safety – the organising approach

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises. You do not require any previous qualifications or experience to attend this course.

 

Part 2

If someone has already completed the old H&S Stage 1 course, this is the next course for them to apply for.

During the five day programme you will receive a thorough grounding in:

  • Improving Health and Safety Standards
  • Manual Handling
  • Workplace Stress
  • Planning a workplace inspection
  • Carrying out a workplace inspection
  • Management of Health and Safety at work regulations 1999
  • The Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992
  • The roles and functions of Health and Safety Committees
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Presentational Skills

This course is designed to ensure that everyone gets the chance to participate fully through working in small groups, taking part in group discussions, role play and practical exercises.

RELEASE

Please note health and safety reps training is a legal right and that this course attracts PAID RELEASE from BT, Openreach, Parcelforce, Post Office Limited, ROMEC, O2 and Royal Mail Group.

DATES

The following Residential Introduction to H&S courses are currently scheduled to take place at the CWU Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge.

  • Part 1: 12 – 16 August 2019
  • Part 1: 30 September – 4 October 2019
  • Part 2: 28 October – 1 November 2019
  • Part 1: 18 – 22 November 2019