Course Profile

Health & Safety for Safety Representatives

Current legislation requires that consultation takes place with the workforce on matters of Health & Safety. The appointment of a trained / competent Safety Representative ensures that this process not only meets requirements, but facilitates good practice and effective working. This one day course offers a brief introduction to the duties of a Safety Representative in a practical and interactive manner.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this training the learner should be able to understand:


The role & responsibilities for Safety Representatives under relevant Heath & Safety legislation -The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
        -The Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977
        -The Health & Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
        -The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
How to carry out inspections How to identify hazards within the workplace and how to progress these through the appropriate reporting systems
How to develop comprehensive checklists for carrying out health & safety inspections, and illustrate how they relate to the risk assessment process
The principles of accident investigation and how a safety representative can facilitate this process effectively
The need to and how to be involved in Risk Assessment The purpose and function of Safety Committee meetings
The role of Safety Inspectors.

Training methods:

Discussion
Overheads/PowerPoint
Tutor Presentations
Small & Large group work
Case examples
Role Play
Handouts