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Combining Health and Safety Training with Job-Specific Training

Many workers will require some form of job-specific training when they begin a new job at a company or switch roles within an existing one. This will teach them what to do in their new task, as well as providing instructions on how to operate machinery. This is especially important in many industries where equipment is used such as the construction industry where workers will be using a variety of equipment which can pose a danger to their wellbeing such as pneumatic drills and excavators. For these construction workers job-specific training can be combined with qualifications like the NEBOSH Construction Certificate, SMSTS or SSSTS certificates to enable them to identify hazards and work more safely on site.

Job-specific training should be combined with health and safety training as the two nearly always go hand-in-hand. This is because the health and safety of the operator and those nearby in the vicinity, whether it is fellow workers or members of the public, will depend upon the correct and safe operation of the equipment at all times, as well as knowing the emergency procedures and learning information such as the location of emergency stop buttons. The two are so intertwined that health and safety training can often be provided at the same time as job-specific training provided that the person providing the training is competent in both.

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Selected Courses

Please see below for a selection of health and safety courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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IOSH Managing Safely Course

The IOSH Managing Safely course is designed for managers and supervisors of organisations in virtually all industry sectors, in order to give them all they need to know to effectively manage health and safety in the workplace.

Recently updated, the new high impact programme covers key health and safety issues, and includes references to international case studies.

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CITB Site Management SMSTS Course

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is one of the most popular health and safety training courses, and is intended for construction site managers, project managers and senior supervisors, as well as proprietors of smaller companies.

Client-based personnel would also benefit from attending the SMSTS course.

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CITB Health and Safety Awareness Course

This course is for those who have entered, or are about to enter, the construction and civil engineering industry as a member of the workforce to help them understand the potential hazards that they face at work on site. It aims to provide a practical summary of health and safety, welfare and environmental health and safety issues.

The course also allows delegates to identify their individual responsibilities for looking after themselves and others, what the employer's duties are and what should be done if they think anyone's health and safety is being put at risk.

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