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As an employer you?re responsible for the safety of your staff when they are at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that all employers with more than five employees should have a written health and safety policy. You are also required to carry out a risk assessment of your business premises. Everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. You must provide clear instructions, information and adequate training for your employees. The law requires that you provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of your employees. Effective training will contribute towards making your employees competent in health and safety; can help your business avoid the distress that accidents and ill health cause; and can help you avoid the financial costs of accidents and occupational ill health. Course Content The legal requirements. The employer?s and employee?s responsibility. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation (RIDDOR). Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Manual handling. Display screens/equipment. Causes of accidents and accident prevention. Occupational health. Managing Health and Safety. Creating a Health and Safety Culture.

As an employer you?re responsible for the safety of your staff when they are at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that all employers with more than five employees should have a written health and safety policy. You are also required to carry out a risk assessment of your business premises. Everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health....

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