Why is Health and Safety Training Important to You ?
In the UK each year over 200 people are killed at work and over one million people are injured. Additionally over two million people suffer from an illness caused by or made worse by their work.
Preventing work related accidents and ill health is a key priority for the University. It recognises that safe employees are valuable employees and regards health and safety training as mandatory.
It is a fundamental right of the employee to receive training and a legal obligation of the employer to provide it.
Training is a means of helping someone learn how to do things safely. It is not about telling someone what they can and can't do.
The University is required by law to provide you with information, instruction and training to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable your health and safety, but we rely on a partnership being formed with you to allow us to achieve this. As an employee you must play your part and cooperate with the University and undertake training which is being offered.
Who should attend training ?
Under health and safety legislation you are responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues. To help you achieve this you must undertake training specific to your job and follow the training you have been given to enable you to take reasonable care of yourself and your colleagues whilst at work.
What types of training are offered ?