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Technical Courses

Occupational Health & Safety (OSHA )

On completion participants can:

  • Understand the importance of identifying and assessing risks and safety hazards
  • Know what equipment and PPE to use,
  • Be able to identify what precautions to take,
  • Deal with emergencies and develop a safe working code of practice within the organisation.
  • Understand relevant legislation
Who should attend:
The following personnel should participate: Managers, supervisors, senior technicians and operators and those who are responsible for any type of team management or supervision in all industrial disciplines.

Course Outline:-
Day 1: Sources of risk and safety hazards when working around industrial installations:
  • Development of risk management
  • Company’s risk management objectives
  • Hazard identification – what constitutes a hazard degree of hazard needing immediate attention limited hazards
  • Case Study based on realistic examples from trainers background
    - Area classification
Day 2: Your Legal Duties
  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • The Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1992
  • Workshop: What responsibilities to you personally have for safety within the company.
  • Statutory requirements - the training you must provide
  • following risk assessment - you must decide what safety procedures are necessary
Control of Contractors
  • employer’s responsibility
  • choosing competent contractors
  • Group Activity developing an approved code of practice for your area
Day 3 : Basic Safety for Equipment and Personnel
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • choosing and using PPE
  • care, maintenance and storage of PPE
Testing Portable Powered Equipment
  • what is portable powered equipment?
  • who should test it and how often?
Display Screen Equipment Regulations
  • workstation analysis, Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
Day 4 :
  • Equipment and facility inspection
  • Developing a sound safety system including safety checks and regular audits
  • Precautions and protection
  • Common operations and safe mode of operation
  • Define the Basics of the Permit to Work System
  • Potential emergency scenarios – historical examples
Day 5:
  • Ergonomics – principles, methods and techniques
  • Involving the end users in the design process
  • Health problems associated with poor ergonomics – musculoskeletal disorders, stress
  • Workshop – Designing the work, work tools and the work place for greater
  • efficiency and reduced risk
    - Applying and implementing ergonomics

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