Health & Safety At Work Awareness Course

Course Content

The aim of the course is to give the participants an awareness of the Health & Safety at Work Legislation and to highlight responsibilities laid down under the Health & Safety Laws.

No prior knowledge of safety legislation is required, although some knowledge may be advantageous.

The course will be on one day's duration and can be conducted at Roxby Training's premises or the clients' premises.

Optimum Number:
The optimum number of persons on this course will be ten.

Training Aids:
Use will be made of lecture notes, audio-visual presentation and discussion.

Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire at the conclusion of the course.


Course Syllabus

  • Explaining the Law
  • Outline of the court structure in England
  • The difference between criminal and civil law
  • The difference between summary and indictable offences
  • Duty of care at common law
  • Employers' duty of care
  • Negligence
  • General defences in court
  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Introduction to the Act
  • Terms 'reasonably practicable'
  • Exemptions to the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • General duties of employers i.e. safety policy, safety representatives and committees, etc.
  • Powers granted to H.M. inspectors of factories
  • Improvement and prohibition notices
  • Summary and indictable offences committed under the Act
  • Civil liability
  • The employment medical advisory service
  • Overview of other Health & Safety responsibilities under legislation
  • The management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) regulations 1992
  • Provision & use of work equipment regulations 1992
  • Health & safety (display screen equipment) regulations 1998
  • Noise at work (ACOP)

Dates available on request.



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