This course is considered mandatory for site management and caretaking staff. It provides an overview of health and safety requirements in relation to the premises and practical examples/tools for managing significant risks. The training aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding health and safety and promote a proportionate and sensible approach to safety in schools. ***Please note the afternoon session of this course also incorporates the full content of the management of asbestos training course and thus attendees will be able to act as an asbestos authorising officer upon completion. There is no need to book on the separate asbestos training course in addition.*** Other subjects covered include: - working at height – (COSHH) hazardous substances - fire safety - manual handling - equipment use and servicing / inspection requirements. Lunch is provided.
By attending the course, participants will:
understand their role and responsibilities in relation to managing premises related health and safety issues
be aware of how to manage health and safety on a practical and day to day basis
gain better awareness to sources of health and safety information and support
be able to implement a simple approach to managing health and safety
be able to act as an asbestos authorising officer for the school and complete the permission to work log