General Health and Safety

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

There are a number of reasons why it is important to manage health and safety successfully. These reasons can be:

Activity 1: Accident Quiz

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The aim of this exercise is to test the trainees’ understanding of the information presented in Session 1.

Activity 2: Accident Statistics

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

This syndicate exercise encourages trainees to examine the safety performance of their organisation and to understand the relative importance of the different hazards in their workplace. It requires a basic familiarity with ways of analysing data and is best used for a management group allowing time for discussion of the issues that may emerge. It is normal for this session to raise concerns over the adequacy of the existing data available, particularly a general failure to collect information of near-miss incidents and ill-health.

Activity 3: Options for Control

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In the majority of practical work situations managers are often required to reduce the risk to a level that the organisation considers acceptable. There are always different options to consider — in this exercise, trainees are encouraged to think widely and identify different options for control of a familiar risk.