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Managing Your Office Safely

Programme Overview

It is sometimes assumed that the office environment is a low risk, safe area, yet more than 100.000 office staff suffer injuries and ill health every year.

This 1-day programme explores the requirements of the Health & Safety Act 1994 and recent European legislation specifically aimed at the office environment.
 

Course Objectives

  • To identify precautions to reduce the chance of staff injuries and ill health in the workplace.
  • Create a more work friendly environment
     

Course Content

Duties of employers and others

  • Civil and criminal liability of employers and others
  • Common law duties of employers
  • Negligence and breach of statutory duty

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

  • Duties of employers and others
  • Enforcement procedures
  • Penalties
  • Health and Safety Policy

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

  • Risk assessment
  • Specimen risk assessment documentation
  • Manual Handling
  • Prevention and control strategies

Common hazards in the office

  • Fire
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Electrical appliances
  • Manual handling operations
  • Stress

Safety monitoring in the office

  • Audits and inspections
  • Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
     

This course uses a structured series of lively and interesting case studies, exercises and practical skills activities that will reinforce your learning.

The course is available exclusively for your organisation and can be tailored to your exact needs. Please contact us to get more information or call 01656 644300 to speak with one of our advisors