Health & Safety
Many accidents in the workplace are the result of poor manual handling techniques, resulting in injury, absence from work and even compensation claims. Such mishaps can be drastically reduced with proper training. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 require employers to identify and avoid the risk of injury from manual handling operations.
Inevitably accidents and illness do occur at work, and you must be able to deal with them effectively. There is no substitute for First Aid Training to national standards - the lives of yourself and your colleagues could depend on it. Health and Safety in the workplace is regulated by law through the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to have adequate arrangements for first aid and lay down procedures for dealing with emergencies. At least one person must be appointed and trained to take charge of first aid arrangements.
Related to this are the requirements of Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), which requires the employer to ensure that some work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences are reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The courses which Garroch Training delivers are: