The Health and Safety Team, in conjunction with HR's Organisational and Lifelong Learning, aim provide a comprehensive training programme for staff to enable them to acquire the skills and knowledge to make them competent in the health and safety aspects of their work, whatever their position in the organisation. Regular courses are held covering first-aid, fire safety, and manual handling. The Health and Safety Team can also can also arrange specific health and safety for individuals or teams such as "working at heights", "COSHH" etc. as well as externally accredited courses such as CIEH or ROSPA courses.
Support can also be given in form of coaching.
Line managers must ensure that all reasonable efforts are made to release staff to attend health and safety training.
Health and Safety induction forms part of the Flying start induction programme. All new entrants should attend induction sessions to ensure that they receive adequate information on the School arrangements for health and safety, including fire precautions. The Teaching and Learning Centre also provide induction training for teaching staff which includes essential health and safety information.
First day induction
Line managers must ensure that new employees, work experience trainees, agency staff and other temporary staff are immediately made aware of the School's health and safety policy and any departmental health and safety procedures.
The School is currently using Complywise to deliver essential health and safety training - see Complywise page for further information.
The Health and Safety Team will maintain a database of training provided.
Details, including attendance lists and course programmes of any health and safety training organised by individual departments or services, should be forwarded to the Health and Safety Team, so that they can maintain accurate records.