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Training

The training of employees is a legal requirement under health and safety legislation generally. Training needs of employees must be assessed individually and further guidance should be found within the risk assessment which has been carried out. Training can be provided at various stages of employment: at induction, the introduction of new work procedures/equipment and refresher training from time-to-time. If the company employs 5 or more people its policy on training should be written down within its health and safety policy.

Under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 the employer must appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in complying with health and safety legislation. Persons appointed under this Regulation must be competent in that they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them to be fulfil the role properly. This need not be a consultant, although that is one route to compliance, and can be the employer himself if he has the time and the competence available.

Various training options are available and a summarised selection follows:

Level 2 Health and Safety

This course is run locally in cooperation with Test Valley Borough Council, Winchester City Council, Southampton City Council and details can be obtained from New Forest District Council (see 'Contact Us'). The course is over one day at a cost of £60. Other providers of the course can be found on the CIEH website.

Risk Assessment

This course is run locally in cooperation with Test Valley Borough Council, Winchester City Council, Southampton City Council and details can be obtained from New Forest District Council (see 'Contact Us'). The course is over one day at a cost of £60. Other providers of the course can be found on the CIEH website.

NEBOSH General Certificate

The NEBOSH National General Certificate is a qualification designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities (eg. managers, supervisors and employee representatives) to discharge more effectively their organisational duties and functions. The NEBOSH National General Certificate is not a qualification for health and safety specialists, who should seek to obtain a professional qualification such as the NEBOSH National Diploma.

Courses leading to the award of the National General Certificate are available at over 300 centres in the UK, plus a few centres outside the UK. No previous health and safety knowledge is required but students must be able to write short reports. Programmes of study may be part-time (day and/or evening), full-time block release or open/distance learning. Examinations are available at NEBOSH-approved centres, both in the UK and overseas. The duration of study for the National General Certificate is normally 80-100 hours plus private study and background reading.

The syllabus is divided into three parts:Part A1The identification and control of hazards
Part A2The management of safety
Part BThe practical assessment

Assessment is by an end examination comprising two written papers (Papers A1 and A2) and a practical assessment (Part B). The practical assessment consists of carrying out a safety inspection of a workplace and preparing a management report.

Details of the location of courses locally can be found at National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. Further details of health and safety training can be obtained from New District Council (see 'Contact Us') or the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Updated: 3 Nov 2017
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