February News

Talking about training…

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 2 of the Act details the following:

General duties of employers to their employees.
(2)Without prejudice to the generality of an employer’s duty under the preceding subsection, the matters to which that duty extends include in particular—
(c)the provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees;

Some employers are understandably confused by mixed messages coming from various sources in regards to what level of training is required for their employees.

For example:

  • What is the difference between vocational training and awareness training?
  • When are employees recommended to do refresher courses?
  • What does accredited training mean and how do I check my training provider is accredited?

At Silk we understand how confusing this can be for employers and we are can help clarify what training is relevant for your organisational set-up.

We are licensed to deliver IOSH accredited courses but as we are Chartered consultants we are happy to provide you with bespoke training to suit your needs.

Drop us a line at [email protected] and we will be happy to give you a call.