Essentials of Health & Safety Management - Main Topics of Study

Meanings and Distinctions

  • Definition and universally accepted meanings of the terms: hazard and risk
  • Health, safety
  • Welfare
  • Environmental protection
  • Accidents
  • Dangerous occurrences
  • Near misses
  • Work-related ill health

Health & Safety Policy

  • Purpose of a health and safety policy
  • Statement
  • Organisation
  • Arrangements
  • Implementation

Risk Assessment

  • Principles of risk assessment
  • The 5 steps approach

Audit and Inspection

  • Audit procedures
  • Requirements for inspection and examples
  • Reporting back
  • Interpreting findings

Health & Safety Induction Training

  • Reasons for induction training
  • Training content
  • Methods of induction

Consultation

  • Definition of consultation
  • Health and safety committee
  • Obtaining workforce feedback
  • Employers’ duty to provide training and time off

 

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

Introduction to Health & Safety at Work : Hughes & Ferrett, Taylor & Francis