How Health and Safety Training can Impact a Business

Jan 23rd 2018 4:01pm

Did you know? Employers have many legal duties relating to Health and Safety. In the Construction Industry there are 100 times as many deaths from work related ill-health and disease as there are from injuries. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there were 43 fatal injuries to workers in the UK construction industry in 2015/16. 

The way in which this can effect and impact an Employer is through the following responsibilities and duties that they have and must carry out for their employees:

Employers must provide:

  • A safe workplace
  • Safe work equipment
  • Adequate welfare facilities
  • Suitable personal protection equipment
  • Instruction, training and supervision

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999 employers must:

  • Have an effective system for managing Health and Safety
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Put control measures in place to reduce risks
  • Communicate with the workforce on health and safety matters

All of these responsibilities operate together alongside corporate policies in order to protect everyone from the second they step onto a construction site. Without Health and Safety Training these systemized protocols would break down and put everyone, including the general public at serious risk. The right Health & Safety Courses are crucial because preventing injury and illness can save your business money as well as it also being a cost effective way to improve productivity.

For more information on this topic, book onto one of our Health and Safety Level 1 in a Construction Environment training days. Email Janine now on: or call 0161 647 7247


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