Health and Safety Training in Gloucestershire

COSHH Awareness

This course is useful for managers and staff using chemicals or hazardous substances at work that can put people's health at risk.

The law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health and they have to protect both employees and others who may be exposed by complying with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

The course content includes health and safety legislation, hazard identification, emergency spillage procedures and decontamination procedures.

Manual Handling

The course content will increase the safety awareness and risk assessment skills of managers and supervisors and will enable them to carry out assessments of handling tasks covered by these regulations.

This course is designed for anyone who is involved in the manual handling of materials, and those who are likely to be required to carry out manual handling assessments.

This course covers:

  • Accident statistics
  • Mechanics of the spine
  • Duties of the self employed, employer and employees
  • Guidelines for assessments
  • Types of injuries
  • Principles of good movement
  • Assessing the task, load, working environment and controlling hazards

Abrasive Wheels

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations require that before any person mounts an abrasive wheel they must undertake a period of training in accordance with the regulations.

Delegates completing this course will be aware of their responsibilities under the law and gain an understanding of how wheel specification affect the performance of the wheel and be able to change and dress wheels so operators can carry out their duties confidently.

The course covers:

  • Legal requirements
  • Operators responsibilities
  • Abrasive wheel characteristics
  • Safety in grinding operations
  • Speeds of abrasive wheels
  • Speeds of spindles
  • Mounting wheels
  • Guarding wheels
  • Selection of wheels
  • Reading markings on abrasive wheels
  • Safety wear
  • Safety equipment
  • Training and appointment of persons

Asbestos Awareness Training

What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that has been a popular building material since the 1950s. It is used as an insulator (to keep in heat and keep out cold), has good fire protection properties and protects against corrosion.
Because asbestos is often mixed with another material, it's hard to know if you're working with it or not. But, if you work in a building built before the year 2000, it's likely that some parts of the building will contain asbestos.
The Asbestos Awareness Course is specifically designed to provide delegates with an appreciation of the requirements of UK legislation, understand the Hazards and Risks associated with Asbestos, the importance of the Duty to Manage Asbestos, PPE requirements.

Areas covered in the Asbestos Awareness Course include:

  • Current legislation (CAW Regulations 2006)
  • Appreciation of the requirements of UK legislation.
  • Introducing asbestos
  • Types of asbestos
  • Where asbestos may be found
  • Why is there a problem?
  • Asbestos related diseases
  • Who is at risk & why
  • The Duty to manage asbestos
  • Assessing the risk
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Training requirements

This Course is ideal for those who may come into contact with Asbestos.

  • Electricians, Plumbers & Gas Fitters.
  • Painters & Decorators.
  • Construction & Demolition Workers.
  • Joiners and Plasterers.
  • Computing & Telecommunications Engineers.
  • Heating & Ventilation Engineers.
  • Roofers.
  • Architects & Building Surveyors
  • Fire & Alarm Installers

For further information regarding these courses please call us or email us using the form on our Contact Us page.