Alternative training methods such as the use of games and “spaced learning” can help boost employees’ understanding of health and safety rules, says Chloe Britton.

As you are already undoubtedly aware, the law states that employers must “provide whatever information, instruction and training is needed to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of employees”.

Effective training should also contribute towards making members of staff more competent in health and safety while helping the business itself avoid the distress that accidents and ill health can cause, as well as any associated financial costs.

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