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Health and Safety Training

For any training or learning to be effective, course delegates must stay focused, and health and safety training is certainly no exception. Our health and safety course tutors are experts in keeping the attention of those on the course, which results in more information being absorbed and retained.

Health and safety can be a dry subject at the best of times, particularly when in comes to learning about legislation and regulations. Rather than sit and work through a textbook all day, mixing in activities such as interactive discussions, group work and activities like the practical demonstrations in our manual handling training courses help to engage the whole class, keeping delegates interested so they do not "switch off" and miss vital content.

This helps to keep course attendees coming back to us when they want to progress further in their career by undergoing additional health and safety training.

At the BCF Group, we provide our most popular health and safety courses as open courses. This means they are scheduled on certain dates at various training venues across the UK, and are ideal for individuals or companies with only a few employees requiring the training, (meaning that an in-house course would not be cost effective).

For the majority of health and safety training courses, the classroom-based learning is the type which usually gains the best results.

We also provide these course in-house at your premises, as well as tailoring bespoke programmes to suit your specific requirements and industry. Please click on the button below to find out more.

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Accredited health and safety courses

Accredited Courses

Accredited health and safety courses and qualifications from leading awarding bodies including NEBOSH, IOSH and CITB.

Bespoke health and safety training

Bespoke Training

Health and safety training courses tailored to your organisation's specific requirements, industry and objectives.

Online health and safety training courses

Online Training

Learn online in your own time and location of your choosing, without having to attend a classroom-based training course.

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Useful Guide e-Books

Our library of over 80 Useful Guide e-books, featuring a number of titles which cover various health and safety topics.

We can design a programme around your exact requirements. Contact us to find out more!

NEBOSH Courses

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (or NEBOSH for short) was formed in 1979 and became the first health and safety awarding body to be accredited by the UK regulatory authorities in October 2000.

NEBOSH Courses
Accredited NEBOSH Courses and Qualifications

IOSH Courses

The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) pride theselves on being the leading body for health and safety professionals, with over 38,000 individual members. As an independent and not-for-profit organisation, they aim to regulate and steer the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial, authoritative guidance on health and safety issues.

IOSH Courses

CITB Courses

CITB (also known as ConstructionSkills or CSkills) courses are designed to give firms in the construction industry the skills and knowledge that are necessary in order to survive and prosper in today's challenging economic environment, resulting in a safe, professional and fully-qualified UK construction industry.

CITB Courses

In-House Training

We offer a large number of the most popular health and safety training courses at venues across the United Kingdom, including accredited qualifications such as the NEBOSH General Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely and CITB Site Management SMSTS and Site Supervisors SSSTS certificates.

However, the majority of our work involves providing in-house courses to companies and organisations in both the private and public sectors. This can either be through running an accredited course such as those mentioned above exclusively for the employees of that company, or conducting a bespoke, tailored programme which deals with one or several specific aspects of health and safety in the workplace such as fire safety, manual handling, permit to work systems, the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) and sharps safety to name but a few.

In-House Health and Safety Training

Bespoke Programmes

As well as accredited health and safety training courses, we also provide our own health and safety training courses which have been written and designed by our health and safety consultants, drawing on their many years' of knowledge and experience.

Unlike accredited courses, they do not need to follow a set syllabus, meaning that there is flexibility to tailor each course to your organisation's industry sector and specific requirements.

Our courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes, and can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.

Bespoke Health and Safety Training

We can design a programme around your exact requirements. Contact us to find out more!

Health and Safety Training Articles

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5 Ways Health and Safety Training Can Benefit Your Business

It's essential that you are able to protect both yourself and also your members of staff from injury or illness in the workplace. By taking the necessary care needed in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of your employees, it makes them far more inclined and motivated to focus on the interests of your business. Not only will your members of staff feel a lot safer, but they will also feel valued and far more confident with the knowledge and training you wish to provide them with. Aside from being a legal requirement in many countries, it makes sense to equip your business and its employees with the skills, training and knowledge in order to improve safety in the workplace.

Your members of staff influence the essential aspects of health and safety through their own day to day actions within the workplace. They are typically the best individuals to understand and identify the possible risks within their working environment, which is why it is also so important to consult with them when performing risk assessments and seeking to improve safety and working conditions within the company. Health and safety professionals who are able to provide NEBOSH courses and IOSH courses respectively are well placed to help you with advice, consultations and training for your employees.

1. Greater employee involvement and safety

A working environment where each member of staff is able to play an active role in health and safety is known to have far fewer accidents. Employees who feel involved and valued in decision-making are a great asset when it comes to high-performance within your business, with health and safety issues being no exception. Providing members of staff with safety training and health and safety courses highlights to them that you take both their safety and well-being seriously.

This empowers and encourages them to create a safe working environment and safety culture at work, which produces benefits including:

  • Helping you spot dangerous health and safety risks within the workplace.
  • Ensuring that health and safety controls and protocols are practical.
  • Increasing the level of commitment from employees to create a safe environment which will lower accident rates and near misses.

2. Reduce the number of absences

Another great benefit of health and safety training for your employees is that your members of staff are less likely to take absences due to sickness or ill health. This can help save your business many costs that are related to employee absence from the workplace.

3. Retain loyal employees

If you are able to reduce employee absences due to work related accidents or illness, you will subsequently save the cost and time of recruiting and training new employees. Not only this, but existing members of staff will feel valued and that management cares about their health, safety and wellbeing which will make them happier at work and less likely to want to move on and find another place of employment.

4. Build a strong reputation

Professional health and safety training can aid you with building a positive reputation with both your clients and your employees. Providing your staff with the correct form of training demonstrates that you care about your business and, most importantly, your staff. This will reflect positively on you and your brand, not only helping with your reputation with regards to improving sales, but also in attracting high quality talent to your workforce.

5. Save money on legal and insurance costs

Accidents can be expensive in terms of fines, legal fees, compensation payouts, remedial action required and statutory sick pay all being a very distinct possibility. A well-trained workforce which has a clear understanding of working safely with regards to their own safety and that of everyone around them will greatly assist with reducing the likelihood of a costly accident or incident taking place.

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