Everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. As a manager you must provide clear instructions, information and adequate training for your employees.
If you employ anyone, you must display the health and safety law poster, or provide each worker with a copy of the equivalent pocket card. You must display the poster where your workers can easily read it.
The poster outlines British health and safety laws and includes a straightforward list that tells workers what they and their employers need to do. You can also add details of any employee safety representatives or health and safety contacts if you wish to do so.
Make sure everyone has information on:
- hazards and risks they may face
- measures in place to deal with those hazards and risks
- how to follow any emergency procedures
Ask your employees what they think about training to make sure it’s relevant and effective. Keeping training records will help you to identify when refresher training might be needed.
The information and training you provide should be in a form that is easy to understand. Everyone working for you should know what they are expected to do.
Health and safety training should take place during working hours and it must not be paid for by employees. There are many external trainers who will be able to help you with your training needs but effective training can often be done ‘in house’.
If external training is to be used we recommend sourcing a local service provider.
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