Health and safety involves reducing the risks of accident and ill health associated with work activities, whether they affect employees, employers, the self-employed, visitors or the public.
Accidents and illnesses can result in permanent disability or death, as well as short term incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal and very responsible position where employees can be influenced, monitored and trained, and managers can be informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.
A supervisor has a legal and moral responsibility to look after the health and safety of employees, but needs to have the knowledge and skill to be able to do this effectively.
This training programme provides an opportunity to look more deeply into general health and safety from a supervisory perspective, and successful candidates will be able to help their organisation, whatever the size or activity, in improving the health and safety culture.
To provide understanding of the main concepts of health and safety
To promote the benefits of health and safety culture.
To clarify the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management in health and safety.
To provide an understanding of health and safety control and improvement strategies available to supervisors.