Health & Safety

Level 1 Award in Health & Safety

Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Level 3 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Level 4 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

Crisis Management

Permit to Work Training

Working on Heights

Incident Investigation

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Personnel Protective Equipment

Welding, Cutting and Brazing

Electrical Safety

Defensive Driving

Equipment and Machine Guarding

Confined Space

Level 1 Award in Health & Safety

Qualification Overview

The Level 1 International Award in Principles of Health and Safety is a qualification intended for learners working in any environment or about to start work for the first time. Learners gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including themselves, their colleagues, contractors, visitors and suppliers

Course Contents

  • Understand the importance of health and safety:
  • Understand the scope of hazards and risks
  • Understand the range of conditions that can affect health and safety
  • Understand the requirements for procedures:

Course Assessment:

This qualification is assessed by an examination with total duration of 01 hour. Learners will achieve a Pass at 65% overall.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

Half Day

Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Qualification Overview and Objective

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognized qualification in health and safety. Achievement of this regulated qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognize and deal with hazards in the workplace. The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.

This qualification is applicable for any private or public sector working environment and provides employees with an awareness of their own safety, as well as the safety of customers, contractors and members of the public.

This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion into the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by the Health and Safety Executive, auditors and other enforcement officers.
The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners to progress into further/higher level training.

Course Contents

  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
  • Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

Course Assessment:

This qualification is assessed by an examination with total duration of 1 hour. Learners will achieve a Pass at 65% overall.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)
  • Chartered Institutive of Environmental Health United Kingdom (CIEH)

Course Duration

01 Day

Level 3 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Qualification Overview

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at supervisors, managers, team leaders as well as individuals wishing to advance their health and safety knowledge. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors, managers and team leaders have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business, and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing and maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

Course Contents

  • Understand the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understand the benefits of using a safety management system
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards

Course Assessment

This qualification is assessed by Multiple-choice examination with total duration of 2 hour. Learners will achieve a Pass at 65% overall.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)
  • Chartered Institutive of Environmental Health United Kingdom (CIEH)

Course Duration

03 Days

Level 4 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Qualification Overview

This qualification is aimed at supervisors and managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

The objective of the qualification is to support the learners’ role in the workplace. Learners gaining this qualification will know that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

Course Contents

  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others in relation to health and safety at work
  • Understand the process by which health and safety is managed in an organization
  • Understand procedures for developing and implementing risk assessment
  • Understand procedures for developing and implementing safe systems of work
  • Know how to review health and safety across an organization

Course Assessment

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1:

    Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:

  • Undertake a risk assessment
  • Construct a safe system of work

Part 2:

Written examination with a total duration of 3 hours.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

05 Days

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling

Qualification Overview

The HABC Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (QCF) is intended as an introduction to moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or who need specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognize its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling.
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety.
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles.

Course Assessment

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1

Practical Assessment

Part 2:

Written examination with a total duration of 1 hours.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

01 Day

Crisis Management

Learning Objective

  • Understand the nature of a crisis.
  • Understand impact of a crisis on individuals and organization.
  • Learn tools for managing and communicating information in a crisis.

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Permit to Work Training

Course Overview

A permit to work (PTW) system ensures that formal validation and authority is given when hazardous work is to be undertaken. It ensures that all components of a safe system of work are established before high risk work commences, thereby controlling and reducing risk to individuals and the organization.

Course Contents

  • The necessity for permits to work, including high risk activities
  • The function and role of a permit to work within the overall risk control framework
  • The typical contents of a permit to work
  • The procedure for issuing a permit to work
  • The cessation and termination of a permit
  • The responsibilities of the issuer and receiver of the permit
  • Potential difficulties and solutions with the permit to work system

In addition, delegates will explore a number of case studies highlighting the importance of ensuring the permit to work systems are operating effectively.

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Working on Heights

Course Outline

This Height Safety training program is a mixed theory and practical based course. It provides participants with the practical knowledge and skills to correctly approach working at heights. Systems are covered which enable them to select, inspect and wear appropriate safety equipment for work at heights.

Course Outline

This course covers the competency required to undertake safe working practices when working at heights or depths and includes:

  • Legislation and requirements
  • Environmental protection
  • Duty of care
  • Safe work practices
  • Safe work method statements
  • Task assessment
  • Site information
  • Hazards and risk management
  • Operational plan
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Tools and equipment
  • Emergencies and reporting incidents
  • Dismantle safety system
  • Clear work area and tidy up
  • Check and store equipment

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Incident Investigation

Course Overview

The goal of this course to provide a thorough understanding on how to conduct an effective incident investigation. Participants will collaborate in small investigative teams to analyze incident case studies. They will use the learning from the course and apply critical thinking skills to conduct an incident investigation during the course.

Who Should Attend:

For persons whose responsibilities include investigation of very serious and/or high-potential events. Candidates include HSEQ professionals and operating managers who might be called upon to participate on teams for high-level investigations. In addition, persons who might be designated as primary resources for guidance on the development of investigation processes and coaching of supervisors and others who have investigation responsibilities will find this course invaluable.

Course Highlights:

  • Understanding how incidents happen
  • Planning an investigation process
  • Gathering evidence from Positions, People, Parts and Reconstruction, Paper
  • How human factors impact investigations
  • Cause analysis techniques
  • Remedial Actions
  • Report and follow-up

The course is built around a robust case study of an actual event. Participants are provided abundant information about this event and challenged to apply the investigation tools and techniques taught in the course to determine causes and appropriate remedial actions.
This practical application strengthens their understanding of the text material and reinforces key points about the investigation process.

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

02 Days

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Course Overview

  • To get to the root of the problem efficiently and thereby improve a process, effective problem-solvers use something called root cause analysis
  • Root causes can be uncovered and analyzed by using a number or approaches, techniques, and tools that help the problem-solver get to the heart of the problem and find its cause(s). Some such tools are generic and can be used in many applications; others are suited solely for root cause analysis.
  • Root cause analysis is best suited for the average employee and is not reserved for the organization’s quality manager. The results from using it ate most effective when it is applied in groups of caring employees who want to improve their work situation and the products or services they generate.

Who should apply?

Processes owners, Quality Managers, Engineers, Technicians, Project Leaders, and anyone responsible for overseeing, or who will be involved in, the Root Cause Analysis process in an organization

What will I learn?

Module 1: Root Cause Analysis

  • A Definition of root cause analysis.
  • Groups of root cause analysis tools.
  • Conducting a root cause analysis.
  • Workshop

Module 2: Tools for possible cause generation and consensus reaching

  • Possible cause generation and consensus reaching
  • The purpose and applications of brainstorming
  • The purpose and applications of brain writing
  • The steps in brain writing
  • Exercise

Who will I benefit?

  • Understanding of RCA and Develop continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to your company’s growth and success.
  • Develop more effective techniques, improve evaluation and communication skills, increase your ability to implement corrective action programs

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

02 Days

Personnel Protective Equipment

Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms: sharp edges, falling objects, flying sparks, chemicals, noise and a myriad of other potentially dangerous situations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers protect their employees from workplace hazards that can cause injury.
Using the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), will help to ensure that employees remain safe when working around the many hazards a workplace can have. It is critical that workers have a working knowledge of the various types of personal protective equipment and how to use each type properly. To reduce the possibility of failure, PPE must also be maintained and stored properly.

Who Should Take This Course?

Any worker who may need to wear hard hats, goggles, face shields, ear plugs, respirators, gloves, or any other type of equipment designed to protect the worker. Examples include a doctor, construction worker, lab technician, engineer, firefighter, electrician, and welder.

Topics Covered Include

  • Head Protection
  • Eye & Face Protection
  • Respiratory & Chemical Protection
  • Selection & Proper Use
  • Maintenance & Storage
  • Chemical & Electrical Protection
  • Hand & Body Protection
  • Foot & Crushing Protection

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Welding, Cutting and Brazing

Hot work mishaps are responsible for thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage every year. Any welding, soldering, cutting or brazing can cause burns, eye damage, and fires. And virtually every industry is at risk.
EPIC Consulting Welding, Cutting and Brazing Compliance Training course will help you reduce that risk. Our professional facilitator will walk you through OSHA regulations pertaining to hot work. Through discussion and activities, you’ll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.

Course Contents

  • Each section of OSHA 1910.252 Welding, Cutting and Brazing, and 1910.119 Process Safety Management
  • Basic precautions for preventing fires and protecting workers
  • Common hazards associated with various types of hot work
  • Authorization and hot work permits
  • Fire watches — why you need them and how to carry them out effectively

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the key elements of the regulations and how to comply
  • Take the proper steps to avoid fire- and heat-related injuries and damage
  • Identify the hazards associated with various types of hot work
  • Assume — and assign — responsibilities related to hot work precautions
  • Reduce your costs for medical claims, workers’ comp, and property damage

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Electrical Safety

This 1 day course is aimed at reducing the risk of electrical related accidents in the workplace and focuses on electrical hazards, electrical failure, health effects and control measures necessary to prevent injury and fire.

On completion of training, delegates will gain understanding of:

  • The regulations relevant to electrical safety
  • The causes of electrical failure
  • The necessary preventative measures to be implemented to reduce the risk of harm and fire occurring from electricity at work,

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Defensive Driving

Course Overview:

When driving, we sometimes take on a different personality and unfortunately that personality is often a reckless risk taker, or someone overly aggressive. The Safe and Defensive Driving training module discusses tips and techniques for avoiding risks and aggression. The course also identifies numerous factors that appear as innocent actions, but have the potential to cause accidents and injuries.

Who Should Take This Course?

Employees who must drive automobiles (cars, vans, pickups) as part of their job. Positions like field sales personnel, field technicians, or personnel visiting offsite locations including delivery of small parts or equipment, will benefit from this course. Large delivery trucks are beyond the scope of this course.

Course Objectives:

After successful completion of this training module, students will understand:

  • Recognize external factors that inhibit drivers’ ability to concentrate
  • Apply techniques for focusing attention to the task of driving
  • Detect behaviors and situations that may weaken driving ability
  • Employ stress-reducing actions to avoid unsafe driving
  • Complete a pre-trip checklist to ensure vehicle safety
  • Recall procedures for contingency plans, in case of emergency situations

Topics:

  • Defensive Driving
  • Assessment & Statistics
  • What Makes a Safe Driver?
  • How Does a Safe Driver Behave?
  • What Does a Safe Driver Do?
  • International Driving
  • Emergencies
  • .

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Equipment and Machine Guarding

Serious accident and injuries such as severe lacerations and amputations can result from inadequate or inappropriate machine guarding.

COURSE AIM

The aim of this training course is to inform the participants about the different types of machine guards that are used in the workplace, the critical elements of machine guarding, common pitfalls with machine guards and associated safe work practices.

SESSION 1. The Course Introduction and Important Points about Machine Guarding

This session clearly explains the aim of the training course and the reason why the course is being conducted. It also covers why guards are used, where guards should be used, the four main risks associated with mechanical hazards, the responsibilities different work groups have for guarding and the five main types of guards.

SESSION 2. The Critical Elements of Machine Guarding, Common Pitfalls and Safe Work Practices

This session looks at four critical safety principles and how they apply to the subject of machine guarding. It also looks at the main pitfalls associated with machine guarding and several safe work practices that should be adhered to when working with equipment and machinery.

SESSION 3. A Workshop Exercise

During this session the participants are involved in a workshop exercise. This exercise will assist the participants to become aware of a range of positive factors associated with machine guarding in their workplace.

SESSION 4. The Course Review and Written Questionnaire

During this session the participants are involved in a thorough review of the course information. The session then concludes with the participants completing a written questionnaire.

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day

Confined Space

A number of people are killed and injured in a confined space each year. UK legislation requires that if entry is unavoidable risk assessments must be carried out, a safe system of work followed and emergency measures in place.

This course delivers theoretical and practical training and is essential for persons required to enter and work within a confined space. The training is provided in partnership with Devon Fire and Rescue and is designed for compliance with the high standards required by the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

The course programme includes:

  • Knowledge of legislation current to working practices and confined space regulations
  • Knowledge of problems relating to gases and gas detection
  • Personal protective equipment and hygiene
  • Permits to work and safe systems of work
  • Practical exercises in working in confined space, search and rescue
  • Set up and practical use of access equipment and escape sets

Course Certification

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course.

Course Duration

01 Day