Why investing in training is so important
- Helps your employees to identify hazards and adopt safe and healthy working practices
- Helps to avoid the pain, anguish and financial costs that accidents and ill health cause
- Fosters a positive culture of health and safety, in which unsafe and unhealthy working are not tolerated
- Enables your employees to spot ways to improve health and safety management
- Enables you to meet your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees and others.
All businesses have a legal duty to provide information, training and supervision to employees to enable them to carry out their work safely, not just to front-line staff but also to directors, managers and those in other key roles (see section below). Of course, this costs money and time (both of which are likely to be in short supply). But remember, there are major business benefits to be gained from safety training. By cutting accidents and ill health and by helping to ensure faultless operations, safety training can make a major contribution to the success of your business.
During this Covid-19 reopening period, communication with employees, and customers, should be a high priority, and could include:
- visual messages, with use of pictures of good and bad practice, in addition to written information
- frequent updates of communication (weekly is suggested) to prevent it becoming stale
- instruction and information on the new protocols.
- live communication, TV screens, and digital signs where feasible
- translation of communication into the preferred languages of employees wherever English is not the first language
Contact Nina for information on accredited or bespoke training for your business:
- REHIS Elementary training - Health & Safety, Food Hygiene, HACCP; Allergen Awareness; Legionella Awareness
- IOSH Managing Safety
- Carrying out a Covid-19 risk assessment
- Bespoke Risk Control training
- Emergency & Crisis Response Drills
- Security Awareness and Counter-terrorism