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Managers and Health and Safety

Being a manager of an organisation is a tough job. Not only do you have to think about actually running the business and steering it through difficult conditions like economic recessions, increased competition and the like, but as a manager you also have a duty of care towards your employees, and are legally required through legislation such as the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR). This means that your business needs to comply with relevant health and safety legislation to ensure that you provide a safe place of work as far as is reasonably practical. No workplaces are totally without risk, but it is up to you as a manager to ensure that through a combination of risk assessments, effective control measures such as a permit to work procedure (for information about our permit to work training click here), provision of suitable protective equipment, employees who are well-trained with regards to health and safety, a positive safety culture where employees are encouraged not to take undue risks (e.g. if a job can't be done safely then it shouldn't be done, no matter what the time constraints) etc.

With regards to health and safety training and courses, for the manager themselves, attending a course such as the IOSH Managing Safely will give them a very good overview of their legal requirements regarding health and safety in their company, along with theory and useful know-how on subjects such as accident investigation and performing risk assessments. For those directors or in a senior executive position, an IOSH Safety for Executives and Directors course may be more suitable.

We also provide bespoke health and safety courses for managers which can incorporate various elements and be tailored to the exact requirements of yourself and other managers within your organisation. For more information on this, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online by clicking on the "Contact" tab at the top of the page.

Also:- If you are a manager on a construction site, the CITB 5-day SMSTS course is a qualification aimed at giving site managers information required to ensure the operation of a safe construction site.

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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