The course is designed as an introduction to effectively managing safety and health in the workplace. The Managing Safely programme concentrates on training the manager or supervisor to apply sound management principles to safety and health issues as part of a total risk management strategy.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Supervisors and managers who are required to manage efficiently and effectively in compliance with both their organisation’s safety policy and safety and health legislation.
To ensure managers and supervisors:
- Understand how safety and health can and should be treated as an integral part of their responsibilities, using the same general approach used in other aspects of their manager’s work.
- Understand why incidents involving injury or damage occur.
- Have a basic understanding of the specific procedures used in assessing risks, developing control strategies and evaluating performance.
- Appreciate the significance of attitude to risk and of physical and psychological limitations in the causation of incidents leading to injuries or damage.
- Are aware of the responsibilities falling on employers and themselves in relation to safety and health and the procedures for dealing with breaches of those responsibilities.
- Have the capacity to communicate effectively on safety and health matters with those who work for them, with those they report to, and with specialist safety and health practitioners whom they approach for guidance.
- Are able to recognise the hazards likely to be present in their place of work and the type of action which may be needed to control and manage them.
- It is not intended to cover a detailed description of technical factors, specialist ways of controlling risks, or the in depth requirements of regulations and codes of practice. The overall aim of the course is to equip managers and supervisors with the knowledge and confidence to effectively discharge their health and safety responsibilities.
On successful completion of the course the delegate will be able to:
- Apply basic management principles and practices to safety and health issues as part of a total management strategy.
- Set practicable safety and health objectives and plan and implement courses of action to achieve them.
- Recognise safety and health hazards present in the workplace and the types of control measures needed to manage them.
- Take account of risks from work activities arising from human factors.
- Ensure that adequate information, training and supervision is provided for employees in the organisation.
- Investigate incidents involving injury or damage in order to determine the causes and take appropriate remedial action.
- Communicate effectively on safety and health issues with superiors, the workers they are responsible for and safety and health professionals.
- Have a basic knowledge of health and safety legislation and understand the main legal responsibilities of employers and managers and act to fulfil them.