Don’t Become Another Statistic – Take The Relevant Training Course
There are many statistics relating to accidents at work due to incorrect application of Health and Safety procedures, but none so damning as the fact that these sorts of failures cost British employers up to £6bn per year. According to RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), around 70% of occupational accidents could have been prevented if the correct safety measures were put in place by employers. The statistics also show that 60% of the most dangerous accidents which occur in the workplace take place in industries such as agriculture, transport, storage and construction; all industries where some employees must work in some form of confined space.
Workplaces which rely heavily on this sort of work can be very dangerous places, and so it is vital for both employers and employees that everyone involved has the relevant qualifications to be working in such situations. Essential Health and Safety Training is a respected provider of confined space training courses, with their course the only one in the country to be fully accredited by RoSPA.
The courses educate those with all levels of experience working in confined spaces, from initial training to refresher training, with a supervisory course also available. By ensuring employees are aware of their responsibilities and the correct safety procedures, companies can be sure that they won’t be contributing to the astonishing £6bn loss that British businesses face as a result of poor health and safety measures.
All courses provided by Essential Health and Safety take just one day and can be delivered at any site across the UK via their mobile confined space training course facility. The courses focus on helping employees to understand the hazards they will face when working in confined spaces, and how to implement the correct precautionary measures. Workers will be protected, employers won’t have to contend with costly insurance claims; it is a win/win situation for all involved. To ensure participants have taken on board all the relevant information regarding the safe practices they must follow, everyone who takes the safe entry into confined spaces training course will need to complete both a written and practical test.
These health and safety courses are crucial to ensure that these entirely avoidable statistics aren’t contributed to. Once all members of the workforce are up to speed with their knowledge of safe entry into confined spaces, not only will these dramatic losses incurred through sick days and insurance claims be avoided, but productivity will be boosted, a company’s reputation will soar and, in turn, the amount of profit earned will rise.
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