Training and Supervision in the workplace preventing injury or harm to employees

Training is a vital component of a good health and safety regime within the workplace. It is one of the most important tasks that an employer has to ensure that the workforce is able to conduct business in a safe and efficient manner.

Despite rigorous safety procedures in the UK some employers fail to adequately train their staff which can result in injury to their employees.


The Health & Safety Executive have simple guidelines regarding training and they give the following advice to employers and the self employed:


"Training means helping people to learn how to do something, telling people what they should or should not do, or simply giving them information.

Training isn’t just about formal ‘classroom’ courses.

Whether you are an employer or self-employed, are you sure that you’re up to date with how to identify the hazards and control the risks from your work?

Do you know how to get help - from your trade association, your local Chamber of Commerce, or your health and safety enforcing authority?

Do you know what you have to do about consulting your employees, or their representatives, on health and safety issues? If not, you would probably benefit from some training. YOUR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS DO! If you employ managers or supervisors they will certainly need some training. They need to know what you expect from them in terms of health and safety, and how you expect them to deliver.

They need to understand your health and safety policy, where they fit in, and how you want health and safety managed. They may also need training in the specific hazards of your processes and how you expect the risks to be controlled. YOUR EMPLOYEES DO!

Everyone who works for you, including self-employed people, need to know how to work safely and without risks to health. Like your supervisors, they need to know about your health and safety policy, your arrangements for implementing it, and the part they play. They also need to know how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you. You should:

  • take into account the capabilities,
  • training,
  • knowledge
  • and experience of workers


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