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You can now download our full IOSH Managing Safely Project Assignment Guide as an eBook to use on the go!
Here's a taster of what's inside:
Part of achieving your IOSH Managing Safely accreditation involves completing a project assessment about your workplace. To help you complete the assessment we have put together a 6 Part step-by-step guide.
Each stage of the process is covered thoroughly on our 4-day IOSH Managing Safely course, with plenty of time and opportunity to ask the trainer if you are not sure about anything. The course is arranged so that you are able to complete the project bit by bit over the four days.
The project assessment is based on your own work environment.
The person marking the assessment will not be the trainer who taught you and will not know anything about your workplace. While this gives you some valuable licence (which may be helpful) you will need to make sure you explain clearly things which may be obvious to you and those who work around you. You also need to be consistent as each part of the assessment relates to the others.
As with all assessments, the best advice is to read carefully what each of the sections requires and take your time.
To gain the accreditation there is also a multi format exam to complete; we've also put together some tips for completing the IOSH exam.
The project consists of a series of six forms you will need to complete and these follow a logical sequence.
How to Comply with UK Health and Safety Legislation
Regardless of complying with Health and Safety laws, providing Health and Safety Training for your staff is something that all businesses should seriously consider.
Sending staff on accredited Health and Safety courses provide a wide range of benefits including reductions in insurance costs, increased productivity and profitability and an enhanced reputation for your organisation.
In addition - all businesses should take some simple steps to ensure you are compliant with HSE (health and safety executive) regulations.
To be fully compliant in terms of training - we'd recommend sending managers on an accredited course - the IOSH Managing Safely Course is available with us.
However here are our 10 Health and Safety tips to ensure that your organisation is compliant in the eyes of the HSE
Top 10 Health & Safety Tips
How to Comply with HSE Health and Safety Regulations
- Conduct a Risk Assessment for your workplace and document it - you need to think about what could cause harm, and what precautions you will take to prevent it.
- Any business with employees (so everyone except one-man-bands!) needs to take out Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance - you should display a copy of the certificate somewhere in your office.
- Write down how Health and Safety is managed in your business in the form of a Health and Safety Policy (this is compulsory if you employ more than 5 people)
- You need to have a person or people available in your organisation to provide Health and Safety advice to employees so that they can meet their responsibilities. This could be someone within your business who has received training, or an external consultant.
- You should frequently consult employees on health and safety to ensure that they understand any responsibilities that they have and are happy with the measures you have in place.
- Provide Health and Safety training for employees so that they are aware of the hazards and risks in the workplace and are equipped to manage them. The IOSH Managing Safely training course is a useful programme for all line managers to attend as it leads to a recognised health and safety qualification.
- Provide basic health, safety and welfare needs for all employees. This includes access to toilets, washing facilities and drinking water. These facilities must be suitable for any employees with disabilities.
- Provide Health and Safety Law information for employees to reference. This should take the form of a poster or leaflet displayed publicly in your workplace.
- By law, there are some work related accidents and diseases that you must report if they occur. More details on these can be found on the HSE website
- All businesses that deal with hazardous substances (e.g. explosives, asbestos etc...) or operate in an inherently hazardous industry (like construction) must register with the HSE
Hopefully your business already does all of the above.
If not, and you need some Health and Safety training or advice - please feel free to call us on 01273 622272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org