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    Essentials: Managing Safely

managing safely

Ensuring the health and safety of all employees is a top priority for the company, and all managers share this responsibility. Learn how you can participate in risk assessments and implementing safety measures for controlling risk.

In this course, you'll learn about health and safety risks, and systems and procedures to enable you to manage health and safety in the area under your responsibility.

Learning Objectives
  • Appreciate the importance of managing safely
  • Understand your responsibilities as a manager
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Take measures to control risk
  • Identify hazards
  • Identify and report accidents and incidents
Course Contents
  1. What is Managing Safely?
  2. Consequences of not managing safely
  3. Why manage safely?
  4. Cost of not managing safely
  5. Your legal responsibility
  6. Demonstrating leadership
  7. Section summary: Understanding your responsibilities
  8. What is risk?
  9. Hazards
  10. Hazardous events
  11. Probability of hazardous events
  12. Consequences of hazardous events
  13. Level of risk
  14. What is a risk assessment?
  15. The benefits
  16. How to conduct a risk assessment
  17. Step 1: Identify the hazards
  18. Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how
  19. Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions/controls
  20. Step 4: Record your findings
  21. Step 4: Implement your findings
  22. Step 5: Review your assessment and update if necessary
  23. Section summary: How to assess risk
  24. How to measure risk
  25. Four levels of likelihood and consequence
  26. Levels of risk
  27. Exercise: Faulty plug risk
  28. Residual risk
  29. Section summary: How to measure risk
  30. Reducing risk with control measures
  31. Eliminate the hazard
  32. Substitute with less hazardous alternative
  33. Use barriers around the hazard
  34. Use safe systems of work
  35. Issue personal protective equipment
  36. Provide welfare facility
  37. Case scenario: Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  38. RSI consequences
  39. Eliminate the hazard
  40. Substitute with less hazardous alternative
  41. Use barriers around the hazard
  42. Use safe systems of work
  43. Issue personal protective equipment
  44. How do you choose which control measure to implement?
  45. Choosing the right control measure
  46. Exercise: Which is the most effective measure?
  47. Involving staff
  48. Section summary: How to control risk
  49. Hazards in the office
  50. Fire
  51. Electricity
  52. Workstations
  53. Slips and trips
  54. Section summary: Identifying hazards
  55. Adverse events: Accidents, incidents and dangerous occurrences
  56. Need for investigation
  57. What causes lead to adverse events?
  58. Fixing the root causes is essential
  59. Exercise: Why do adverse events happen?
  60. Investigating and reporting
  61. Step 1: Initial response
  62. Step 2: Preserve the scene
  63. Step 3: Report the accident
  64. Step 4: Assemble the investigation team
  65. Step 5: Investigate using a structured approach
  66. Step 6: Handle external relationships
  67. Section summary: Identifying and reporting accidents and incidents
  68. Assessment
Feature Description
Duration Approximately 45 minutes
Audience Suitable for managers - examples and interactivities designed for managers
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary
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