ii) Introduction to Health and Safety Law – Aims & Topics

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Course Aims

By the end of this course learners will:

• Have knowledge of basic health and safety procedures.

• Understand the responsibilities of employers and employees under health and safety legislation.

• Understand the importance of undertaking a risk assessment to prevent and control hazards.

• Know how to follow the correct safety procedures in the workplace.

• Understand the hazards and ill-health effects associated with specific work activities and processes.

 

Topics to be covered

The topics covered in this section are:

• Benefits of health and safety

• Common workplace accidents

• Factors that impact on health and safety

• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

• The Health and Safety Executive

• Health hazards

• Personal protective equipment

• RIDDOR 2013