SOCOTEC offers a suite of classroom-based and online health and safety training courses, all of which are designed to help drive your organisation forward to become the best it can possibly be.
Our team of practicing consultants boast a wealth of experience and expertise, instilling your organisation with the confidence to manage health and safety and environmental risk and comply with relevant legislation.
From health and safety training for beginners to refresher courses, SOCOTEC’s comprehensive range of accredited training solutions provide delegates with everything they will need to develop the required skills and competencies. Many of our courses cite real-life examples, which help delegates to associate the theory and apply it within their own workplaces.
What is health and safety training?
Regardless of their position of responsibility within an organisation, all employees require health and safety training. According to the HSE, training helps employees to identify hazards and control risks within the workplace, thereby preventing incidents, injuries and occupational diseases. It also helps to develop a positive health and safety culture by identifying how organisations could more effectively improve their approach to managing areas of health and safety.
Why is health and safety training important?
Health and safety training is a legal requirement as stated in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, which requires the reporting of information, instruction, training and supervision to ensure the health and safety of employees. In addition, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 identifies situations where health and safety training is particularly important, such as when people start a new job, are exposed to new risks, where specific risks increase and where knowledge/existing skills require updating.
What should be included in health and safety training?
There are a number of areas that should be covered within each and every health and safety training course. Basic components within a standard course should include (but is not limited to):
- Individual responsibility
- Role of the health and safety representative within the organisation
- Relevant health and safety legislation and requirements
- Control measures/procedures
- Hazard identification and assessment
- Reporting and investigating incidents
- Training and education.
You can browse SOCOTEC’s latest health and safety training courses on our online shop:
UKATA Asbestos Awareness Online
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Why learn with SOCOTEC?
SOCOTEC’s high quality range of online health and safety training courses will ensure your employees’ competence in health and safety, helping to reduce the risk of accidents and occupational ill health. Our tailored courses will ensure that delegates are equipped with up-to-date knowledge, skills and competence to improve processes and meet business objectives, as well as ensuring that every employee can return from work safely every single day.
We strongly believe the level of expertise and passion displayed by our team of consultants remains unmatched. SOCOTEC’s bi-monthly Experts Webinars are an ideal opportunity for our customers to gain an insight into our technical expertise on a range of different topics, while also raising awareness of our breadth of services. Free to join, they are another ideal way to enhance your Continued Professional Development.
Types of learning
As every organisation is unique, SOCOTEC’s Health & Training Consultancy can tailor courses to the individual needs and requirements of your organisation. We recognise that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of online health and safety training significantly increased as a more cost-effective, convenient option for businesses. With this in mind, we’re proud to offer over 40 online training courses, including UKATA Asbestos Awareness, IOSH Working Safely and NEBOSH Certificate.
Alternatively, we can also deliver classroom-based courses that can be held at our dedicated training centre in Towcester or provide bespoke professional training that is delivered at your own premises. One day health and safety courses are commonplace as part of our offering, allowing you to fulfil your compliance requirements and get back to focusing on your day-to-day role. However, we also offer courses that last as long as one to two years, such as the Level 3 and 5 NVQ Diplomas.
We offer the flexibility to study online, in-house or in a SOCOTEC training centre:
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