- To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and environment.
- To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and the effects on individuals and the employer.
- To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.
- To build on the basic health and safety information in the Core Day programme by concentrating on risks specifically found in the Mineral Extraction and Products Industry
- To understand the implications of: risk of personal injury, cost to the business, job security, environment not properly considered.
On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:
- Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper.
- Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health safety & environment.
- Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required.
- Understand the common hazards associated with working in this sector.
6 Modules which include:
- Health & Safety law and responsibilities
- Risk assessments
- Safe place of work, safe behaviours
- Common hazards including fire, asbestos, confined spaces and display screen equipment
- Power and hand tools, electricity
- Health issues including manual handling, noise, hazardous substances and stress
- First aid, road safety, reporting of accidents and incidents
- Environmental considerations
- Danger areas, unprotected edges, quicksand, lagoons, blasting, bitumen and cement
- Mobile plant, reversing vehicles, heavy mobile plant, crane operations and slinging
- Access and work at height, scaffolds, mobile elevated work equipment, ladders and harnesses
- Hazardous operations, fencing, isolation, lock off procedures and permits to work
- Excavations and confined spaces, hazards and control measures, emergency procedures
- Health risks, dusts, diseases, noise and vibration
- Personal protective equipment
- Environmental considerations, public perception, air, land and water pollution waste control
Successfully completing all assessment papers will result in a safety passport being issued. The passport is valid for 3 years.
A one day refresher course must be completed before the expiry date of the passport.