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Occupational Health and Safety training


Under health and safety legislation, an employer is required to provide information, instruction, training and supervision as necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees.

Why is this training important?

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions with the right systems and methods for safe activities.

Employees also have a vital part to play. They need to be aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.

They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Where to find more information and training

More information can be found for employers at HSE: health and safety training - A brief guide.

The Health and Safety Executive HSE) provides access to a range of general and more specific training opportunities depending on the type of business operation:

Other training

HSE: training providers directs you to a number of respected training providers, including:

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) offers routes to training in the UK. For more information visit their website at Chartered Institute of Environmental Health: health and safety e-learning.

Find out more information on courses and bespoke training offered by Durham County Council at Courses, workshops and vocational qualifications .

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