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Health and Safety Job Monitoring

Health and safety in the workplace is always an on-going process, and can never be declared as finished. Even after completing all necessary steps like performing risk assessments, writing health and safety policies, providing health and safety training to members of staff etc it is still of critical importance that effective monitoring systems are put into place not only to ensure that the controls that have been introduced are doing what they should be in terms of keeping people safe and preventing accidents, but also to ensure that any changes in the workplace have not made any existing safety controls redundant and introduced new risks which were not previously dealt with by the original measures.

Another reason for monitoring to take place as a person does a job is because some problems and issues only become apparent after a certain amount of time has elapsed. The most obvious example of this is manual handling issues where the operator may feel perfectly fine when they first start a task but after a little time start to become uncomfortable and experience pain. It will then be necessary for the task, load or workstation to be altered and adapted in some way.

A job will also need to be monitored carefully whenever a new starter begins, as the safety measures which were in place to suit one person may not be suitable for another, e.g. the protective equipment may have been tailored to the specifications of the previous employee and do not fit the new person. If this is the case it may not provide the protection that is required or expected.

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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