Office Safety


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Overview
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts a responsibility onto employers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work and of any other persons who use the premises. This course aims to assist both employers and employees to work more safely and to contribute to the overall safety of an organisation.

Who Should Attend
Anyone employed within the modern office environment, or has the day-to-day Health and Safety responsibility for an office.

Aims
To ensure that participants have a better awareness of the accidents and incidents which commonly occur in the office and a better understanding of how they can be avoided or controlled. To convey the importance of employees actions and how these can contribute to health and safety in the workplace.

Objectives

  • To recognise the more common office hazards, the risks to which they rise, and the ways in which they can be controlled
  • To raise awareness of particular regulations and safety guidance which apply to the office environment
  • To understand how to work safely in the workplace


Content

  • Introduction
  • Safety Arrangements
  • Display Screen Equipment:
    • Workstation requirements and user training
    • DSE Assessments
    • Common misconceptions
  • Manual Handling - Correct lifting and handling techniques
  • Hazard Spotting and Risk Assessment - Identifying common hazards within the office and basic concept of assessing risk
  • Fire Safety:
    • Fire prevention and company evacuation procedure
    • Fire extinguishers
  • Hazardous Substances (COSHH):
    • Assessing risk
    • Reducing the hazard


Certification
Participants should successfully complete a multiple choice assessment in order to receive the course certificate.

Number of Delegates: Suitable for up to 15 delegates
Course Duration: 1 day

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