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Health & Safety Courses

The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act (1974) requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees.

This is expanded by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, which identify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, eg when people start work, on exposure to new or increased risks and where existing skills may have become rusty or need updating.

Ensuring all staff members are effectively trained with reference to health and safety procedures is extremely important for employers. Under the Health
and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers are responsible for ensuring that there are the correct systems in place to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for employees and any other people who may be affected by their business activities.

In business, the critical part of any safe system is the employees of the business, and their knowledge and attitude of employees.  GDR Solutions offers a range of Gloucestershire Health & Safety courses from our training centre in Newent, as well as on-site throughout Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and outh-West. Correct training in the basics of health and safety, and the application of that training helps to ensure a safe, productive working environment.

General Health & Safety Courses

Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. HSE state that employers should provide information, training and instruction for employees who work with substances hazardous to health.

Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

Suitable for candidates who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely

Safe Moving & Handling

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 (‘the Regulations’) apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley. 

Incorrect manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work. It causes work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which account for over a third of all workplace injuries

Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling