Management and Supervisors Health and Safety Training
There can be a misconception amongst some managers and supervisors within an organisation that because they are not on the 'front line' so to speak in terms of being down on the shop floor and facing dangers from hazards such as coshh substances or large machinery, that they do not need to be trained. In actual reality it is just as necessary for them to receive health and safety training and be aware of their responsibilities as it is for workers.
Managers and supervisors are the ones who establish the procedures and way of working within their company. Employees will often follow their example when it comes to how seriously they take health and safety in the workplace. If managers are not concerned with complying either with legislation or their own rules then the workforce is unlikely to either. Sometimes it can be even worse than this simple disregard for compliance; managers can actively encourage the circumvention of health and safety regulations in order to save time or increase profit margins.
For managers and supervisors who are serious about complying with regulations and creating a positive health and safety culture within their organisations, they will require the training to keep up to date with the latest legislation, as well as being taught how to recognise potential hazards and perform certain tasks such as risk assessments and produce emergency evacuation plans. They will also need to know how to effectively communicate health and safety information to staff.
Different Types of Health and Safety Training for Managers and Supervisors
There are numerous health and safety courses and qualifications available to managers and supervisors. For those who require a general overview then IOSH Managing Safely courses or the NEBOSH General Certificate will be an excellent option to consider.
There are also courses available that are intended for managers and supervisors which concentrate on a specific topic or industry. For example, there are CITB-accredited courses for those in the construction industry with a separate course aimed specifically at a site manager and for a site supervisor. The Site Management Safety Training Scheme or SMSTS for short is a 5-day course intended for site managers, whilst the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme or SSSTS for short is a 2-day course aimed, as the name suggests, at construction site supervisors.
Along with all of the above accredited qualifications we also offer bespoke health and safety training courses for managers and supervisors. These can cover a variety of specialist topics to provide managers with the knowledge to implement safety procedures and monitoring to cover this particular issue, with our most popular being our COSHH for Managers and Supervisors course which helps to inform managers and supervisors of their responsibilities when it comes to hazardous substances within the place of work.