The Importance of a Health & Safety Culture in the Workplace

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A Health & Safety Culture may be defined as common and collective work ethics, mind-sets, awareness, know-how and trends of an organistation’s continued commitment to a company’s safety and the well-being of the workers.

In shifting an organisation’s culture, it is vital that management is seen to be consistently acting safely and reinforcing a positive behavior in the workplace. Consequently workers’ contributions to and compliance with OHS policies will ultimately follow, especially when backed by sound provision of information delivered effectively to workers, in the form of training.

Companies with a sound safety culture within their organisation will most likely to be willing to continually improve and maintain a healthy work environment, inevitably improving the company’s economic performance and minimising costs associated with accidents, injuries and workers’ ill-health.

 

 1. General Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Training for Door Supervisors

-          Training intended for security staff who work as Door Supervisors, focusing on the legal responsibilities, fundamentals of risk assessments, safe conflict management and best work practices for an effective maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment. 


 2. General Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Training for Supervisors & Managerial Staff

-          Training intended for staff that are responsible for other members of staff, focusing on the legal responsibilities, fundamentals of risk assessments, best work practices, moral obligations and managerial skills needed to implement effective health & safety in the workplace.

 

 3. General Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Training for Workers

-          Training intended for non-managerial and non-supervisory staff, focusing on the legal obligations of employees, basic occupational health & safety awareness, safe work practices for effective maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.

 

 4. General Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Training for Office Workers

-          Training intended for administrative staff, focusing on the risks and hazards specific to an office environment, basic occupational health & safety awareness.

 

5. Emergency Evacuation Training

-          Training intended for all levels of staff, focusing on preparing employees for emergency evacuations and safe management of personnel in emergencies. If requested by the client, the training session may also include an emergency drill as requested by local legislation.

 

6. Employers’ Occupational Health & Safety Legal Requirements

-          Training intended for senior management staff and company directors, focusing on addressing an employer’s legal responsibilities and duties towards the health and safety of the members of staff they employ. The session also deals with an in depth understanding of how an employer is to fulfill the said responsibilities effectively and affordably, as well as outlining the various penalties and fines attributable to the said members of staff, when in breach of fulfilling the necessary obligations.

 

7. Work Hazards & Legal Requirements for Vulnerable Work Groups

-          Training intended for HR staff, focusing on the organisation’s OHS legal requirements for companies employing:

i.      Disabled, Pregnant, Young (under 18), Hyper Sensitive Workers

ii.      Workers with Medical Conditions

The session focuses on how HR staff may effectively manage specific hazards and risks associated with vulnerable groups, through administrative control measures, continuous health surveillance and supervision of staff.

 

8. Workers’ Health & Safety Representative

 -          Training intended for those individuals that act as Workers’ Occupational Health & Safety Representatives within an organization. The course is focused on the legal responsibilities of the individual, his contribution to the company’s OHS System and his role as an intermediary between management & staff for effective maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.

 

9. Training on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

-          Training intended for users of PPE, focusing on specific equipment. The session outlines the respective legislation, best work practices, effective maintenance/storage of the equipment and proper use.                

 

10. Principals of Correct Manual Handling

-          Training intended for workers who perform manual handling as part of their daily work tasks. The session focuses on the respective legislation, risk of injury, health surveillance, correct manual handling techniques and safe methods of work.        

 

11. General Occupational Health & Safety Awareness Training for Securities

-          Training intended for Security Staff, focusing on the legal responsibilities, fundamentals of risk assessments, safe conflict management and best work practices for an effective maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment.

 

12. Fire Fighting Training

-          Training intended for staff who would be designated as part of a company’s first response team, in the event of a small fire at the workplace. The training focuses on basic fire chemistry and the principles of fire fighting.

The second part of the session, is a hands on exercise using equipment relevant to your workplace fire hazards and with equipment similar to those supplied at your premises.

 

13. First Aid Training

-          Training intended for staff who would be designated as part of a company’s first response team, in the event of an accident at the workplace. The training focuses on basic first aid and emergency response.

 

14. Safe Handling of Mechanical Lifting Equipment

-          Training intended for workers who operate forklifts, pallet trucks and stackers at work. The training focuses on the knowledge of mechanical lifting equipment and safe handling techniques, servicing and maintenance, and principles of workarea assessment of risks.

The second part of the session, is a practical session using mechanical lifting equipment as appropriate.


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