This health and safety course is designed to provide general assistants with the requisite knowledge, or refresher training, needed in order provide a safe working environment within our kitchens. This includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the key areas of workplace health and safety.
Introduction to Health and Safety Law - benefits of health and safety, common workplace accidents, factors that impact on health and safety, the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Health and Safety Executive, health hazards, personal protective equipment, and RIDDOR. Workplace Safety and Welfare - safe systems of work, slips, trips and falls, housekeeping, electrical safety, fire safety, welfare facilities, first aid, workplace stress, drugs and alcohol, and workplace conflict and violence. Risk Assessment - what is a risk assessment, identifying hazards, determining who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating, and who should carry out risk assessments? Outline of manual Handling and COSHH working at height, reducing the risks, access equipment, and ladders.
At the end of the course delegates will have knowledge of basic health and safety procedures. Understand the responsibilities of employers and their responsibilities as employees under health and safety legislation. Understand the importance of undertaking a risk assessment to prevent and control hazards and how to follow the correct safety procedures in the workplace. Understand the hazards and ill-health effects from the activities in their role.