Health & Safety

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless, employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the correct knowledge and the right attitude, which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

AOSH UK qualifications offer an increasing range of Health and Safety qualifications to meet with employment and workplace regulatory requirements, improving conditions and reducing accidents and injuries.

Courses

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is intended for anyone in a work environment and ensures that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of others that might be affected by their work; furthermore, this qualification will assist those who require a better understanding of health and safety within the workplace.

Course overview

• Learners will build understanding key terms and definitions of role & responsibility for health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
• Understand how risk assessments contribute to health & safety.
• Understand how to identify & control the risk from common workplace hazard

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is aimed at those working or wishing to work as a supervisor in health and safety in the workplace. It gives the learner a wide range of skills and knowledge to equip them to confidently undertake health and safety requirements such as risk assessments and deal competently with consequences arising from incidents that may occur.

Topic covered

• Legislation,
• The benefits of using a safety management system,
• The principles of risk assessments,
• Hazards and risk control methods

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Who needs this qualification?

Designed for learners who have a high-level responsibility for health and safety practices and procedures in their workplace, implementing risk assessments, developing safe systems of work and cross-organization reviews of health and safety arrangements,

Learning Outcomes

This qualification is aimed at learners currently working, or preparing to work, as supervisors and managers with direct responsibility for health and safety management.

Topic covered

• Duties and responsibilities Health and Safety professional,
• Health and safety policies,
• Developing and implementing risk assessments
• Developing and implementing safe systems of work
• Developing and implementing incident investigation.

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Who needs this qualification?

Designed for learners who participate in any level of manual handling in the workplace or in their day to day lives. This qualification covers how to move and handle objects in a safe way and minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others when undertaking manual tasks

Learning Outcome

These include
• Reasons for safe manual handling,
• Risk assessments,
• Manual handling equipment
• How to apply safe manual handling principles.

Assessment method
Assessed by practical and written examination

Who needs this qualification?

Designed for learners aiming to develop skills in delivering training sessions in a manual handling context. Consisting of two mandatory units, the first unit develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment. Whereas, the second unit develops learners’ knowledge and skills so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.

Learning Outcome

This qualification consists of two mandatory units.
• The first unit
Develops learner knowledge and understanding of the principles and process of safe manual handling and risk assessment.

• The second unit
Develops learner knowledge and skills so that they can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session.

Assessment method
Assessed by practical and written examination

Who needs this qualification?

The Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment aims to provide supervisors and employees with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.

Learning Outcome

These include:
• Why risk assessments are necessary,
• The legal requirements relating to risk assessments a
• Simple processes for carrying out a risk assessment.

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Who needs this qualification?

The purpose of the Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment – Principles and Practice is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding of risk assessment and the importance of Health and Safety including risk assessment processes in the workplace. Learners will understand the relationships between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health strategy and apply the hierarchy of controls to control risk to an acceptable level.

Learning Outcome

These include
• The importance of health and safety in the workplace,
• The principles of risk assessment,
• The relationship between hazard and applying the hierarchy of control to control risk.

Assessment method
Assessed by Practical and written examination

Who needs this qualification?

The Level 2 Award in Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH ) Risk Assessment aims to provide supervisors and employees with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the COSHH risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.

Learning Outcome

These include
• The law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace,
• How risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace
• The precautions and procedures necessary to ensure that risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Who needs this qualification?

Designed for learners who have prior qualifications or experience working in confined spaces and wish to specialize or demonstrate occupational competence in emergency rescue specifically. This qualification is suitable for those already working or for those wishing to prepare to work in confined space.

Learning Outcome
• Nature of hazard of gases in confined space.
• Risk control of gases in confined space.
• Range of gases in confined space function of gases in confined space.
• SSOW selection of PPE.
• PTW selection of PPE.

Assessment method
Assessed by practical and written examination

Who needs this qualification?

Any employee who works in a potentially stressful environment or who needs to be able to recognize the early signs of stress.

Course Outline

• Defining of stress
• causes of stress
• Coping with stress
• Immediate/long-term solutions
• Risk assessment.

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Training Goal

To focus on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective accident data used to arrive at true root causes and determine corrective action. To further examine and analyze data as a means of preventing injuries, property damage and financial losses.

Who should attend?

All levels of management, safety practitioners, safety committee members, and individuals responsible for investigating accidents (incidents).

You’ll learn to:
• Employ effective investigation and interview techniques
• Analyze accidents to identify “true” root causes
• Describe human relations issues affecting accident reporting

Participants examine:
• Incidents to investigate
• On-site investigation process
• Data to include in investigation reports
• Witness interview techniques
• Post action: hazard control measures and follow-up
• Incidents to investigate
• On-site investigation process
• Data to include in investigation reports
• Witness interview techniques
• Post action: hazard control measures and follow-up

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs. Get a step-by-step overview of the process, and define your role in making it effective.

Through lecture, demonstrations, and workshops, you’ll learn how to develop and manage a JSA program in your workplace. You’ll also learn how to enlist participation from line employees, supervisors, and upper management.
The result: Better processes make a safer workplace – and that means improved productivity and higher profits.

Who should attend?

Full-time safety practitioners, safety committee members, safety coordinators, safety specialists, human resources, safety managers, loss control managers and operations managers.

You’ll learn to:
• Recognize and use important safety and health terminology.
• Understand JSA’s relation to continuous improvement in your organization. Describe human relations issues affecting accident reporting
• Identify and communicate the safety and financial benefits of using JSA.
• Gain support for and participation in the process from line employees, supervisors, and upper management.
• Identify the key requirements for a successful JSA.
• Recognize the hazards inherent in task performance.
• Develop appropriate solutions and hazard controls.
• Complete a JSA form correctly.
• Use JSA to develop efficient procedures that reduce personal injuries and operating costs

Assessment method
Assessed by written examination