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Health and Safety Instructor Course

Health and Safety Instructor Course

Our Health and Safety Instructor course covers a general overview of health and safety requirements that should be imparted into the workforce. It will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in health and safety training techniques.

Our Health and Safety Instructor course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in health and safety (which could include delivering health and safety inductions). It is targeted at those new to training health and safety, and could also be ideal for those wishing to update their skills.

Scheduled Course Dates


What Does This Course Cover?

The syllabus of the Health and Safety Instructor course covers relevant issues such as:


IOSH Managing Safely Course
  • The business case for health and safety, including health and safety law and the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Common hazards and controls including fire safety, COSHH (chemicals and harmful substances), working at heights, display screen equipment (DSE), manual handling, slips & trips, and work equipment safety
  • The risk assessment process and its importance in health and safety
  • The importance of behaviour in health and safety - achieving the safe place and safe person approach

In addition, we will explore modern trainer training techniques:

  • Planning and preparing to train, including the writing of trainers plans
  • Delivering effective training
  • Different learning styles using the Honey and Mumford approach
  • Dealing with difficult delegates
  • Providing feedback and assessment

Our tutors will work with delegates to ensure their courses are relevant, business focused and interesting to their own delegates.



Course Tutors


Health and Safety Instructor Course Tutors

Our health and safety trainers are qualified and experienced professionals with an appropriate background in health and safety management.

All consultants are experienced in delivering engaging health and safety training, and hold professional membership of the chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).





In-House Courses


In-House Accident Investigation Training Courses

This course is primarily delivered in-house at your premises. The course content can be tailored to your specific requirements, taking into account the specific dangers and working practices of your particular company and industry. It can also be combined with one or more other courses to create a truly bespoke training programme for your employees.

For more information please call 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form with a description of your training requirements.




Frequently Asked Questions

The Health and Safety Instructor course is delivered over two days.

Each delegate on the Health and Safety Instructor course will be issued with a workbook to assist them both during and after the course. This workbook will contain information, technical knowledge, graphics and forms to assist health and safety trainers.

In addition, each delegate will be presented with a trainer's pack containing a PowerPoint presentation and training material (activities, exercises etc.) for use in their own health and safety training sessions.

At the conclusion of day two, delegates will be required to design and deliver a micro health and safety training session. This will enable them to practice their new training skills and knowledge with expert feedback from our trainer before returning to the workplace.

Delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the Health and Safety Instructor course.




Scheduled Courses


Scheduled Health and Safety Instructor Courses

Our Health and Safety Instructor course is not currently scheduled as an open course, and is currently only available as an in-house course where we come to your premises and deliver the training for a number of your employees.

For more information, and to discuss your training requirements further, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or send us an online contact form.





Article: Improving Health and Safety Standards Through Training and Education


The Main Purpose of Health and Safety Training is Sometimes Forgotten

Health and safety training is not only concerned with individuals passing exams and obtaining a piece of paper. Quite often the actual primary purpose of health and safety training - to improve safety standards and prevent accidents in the workplace - can be overlooked. Time and again, health and safety courses and qualifications are viewed as things which need to be done simply to obtain a piece of paper and satisfy legal requirements. Once they have passed, they can forget about it and carry on as before.

In actual fact, health and safety training should be viewed as a continual process for improving safety standards within an organisation. Not only is it essential for preventing accidents, injuries and illnesses to employees and members of the public nearby, but it is often forgotten that a safe place of work will often result in other benefits for the company.


The Effect of Management's Attitude Towards Safety

For instance, employees who feel that management do not take their health and safety seriously will also believe, probably correctly, that profits are put before them in the list of priorities. As a result they will be demotivated and in all likelihood be actively searching for another job at a company which treats its workers better. This can cause disruption to the business from high staff turnover, not to mention more time lost for worker absence through sickness or ill-health, both of which will, ironically, reduce profits.

The fact that health and safety training requires money to be spent and employees to have time away from the workplace is the cause of much bitterness towards the topic by the vast majority of business owners. They see health and safety requirements as a burden and an inconvenience which has to be endured such as paying tax. Many fail to see further than the short term financial and time commitments to realise how improving health and safety standards and creating a positive health and safety culture within their business can significantly increase profit levels. Employees who feel safe, respected and cared about will subsequently want to remain working for the business for the foreseeable future, and will as a result want it to be successful and flourish. Rather than sitting there hoping they don't get injured or fall ill (or worse), and wanting to get out of the company as soon as possible, employees who actually want the company to succeed will work much harder to try and achieve it as they want to stay.


Health and Safety Can Be Good for Both People and Profits

So not only does improving health and safety standards in a business satisfy regulatory requirements, it can also provide a fantastic return on investment and significantly improve the future profitability and service levels of the organisation. Rather than being a disruption and inconvenience which drains time and money, health and safety training and the subsequent safer place of work and increased motivation felt by staff can provide a tremendous boost to the company.





In-House/Bespoke Courses


In-house health and safety training courses for your employees

Most of the courses listed below focus on specific health and safety areas (e.g. COSHH training, manual handling training etc.), whereas most of the accredited courses try and cover the entire spectrum of health and safety.

Please click on the course titles below to read more about each one. Remember, these courses are entirely flexible and can be tailored and altered to suit your needs and industry sector. They form the basis for our in-house training programmes, andcan 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.

Courses:
Accident Investigation
Asbestos Awareness
CDM Refresher Training
Conflict Management
COSHH Awareness Training
COSHH for Managers and Supervisors
DSE Assessors Course
Environmental Awareness
Environmental Management
Environmental Management Systems
Fire Officer (Incident Controller)
Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Safety Training
Fire Warden / Fire Marshall
Health and Safety Awareness
Health and Safety for Managers
Health and Safety Instructor
Managing Work Equipment
Manual Handling
Manual Handling Instructor
Manual Handling Risk Assessment
Office Safety
Permit to Work Training
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment Instructor
Safety Management Systems
Sharps Awareness
Sharps Awareness Instructor
Working at Height


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