Health & Safety Training Course in Wrexham

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Health & Safety Training

Gatewen Training Services specialises in the provision of highly effective Health & Safety training for individuals and organisations. Dealing with hazardous substances, maintaining a safe working environment and following best practices are just some of the training programmes we deliver throughout the UK.

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Health & Safety Within the Workplace Level 2

Duration: 1 day

This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace.

Course modules include:

  • The responsibilities of employers and employees
  • The benefits of good health and safety
  • Steps to risk assessment
  • Common causes of and how to reduce accidents
  • Near misses and ill health
  • Typical hazards and controls in the workplace
  • Emergency procedures
  • Importance of recording occurrences of accidents, near misses and ill health

Assessment: A multiple-choice examination

IOSH Managing Safely

Who is Managing Safely for?

Managing Safely is designed for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation worldwide. They won’t suddenly become safety experts - but they’ll get up-to-speed on the practical actions they need to take, and gain the knowledge and tools to tackle the safety and health issues they’re responsible for. Importantly, Managing Safely makes a powerful case for safety and health being an integral part of day-to-day management and business.

Managing Safely covers…

  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance

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* Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Duration: 4 hours

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 provides a legal framework that requires employers to protect employees from hazardous substances at work and to ensure that employees liable to be exposed to a substance hazardous to health are suitably and sufficiently informed, instructed and trained.

Course modules include:

  • Risk assessment
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health surveillance
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Workplace exposure limits
  • How hazardous substances can enter the body
  • Acute and chronic effects from hazardous substances
  • Different forms of hazardous substances
  • Labelling and packaging of hazardous substances
  • Chemical safety data sheets
  • RPE and PPE

Delivery method: classroom tutorial, group activities and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment

* Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Level 2

Duration: 4 hours

This qualification is aimed at learners who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.

The objective of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to recognise the risks associated with hazardous substances and how to control them in the workplace.

Delivery method: classroom tutorial, group activities and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A 30-minute multiple-choice examination

First Aid at Work Level 3

Duration: 3 days

The First Aid at Work qualification supports candidates to become first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that have identified the need for appropriately trained staff.

Course modules include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident and recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills
  • The use of CPR and AED
  • Assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which learners will be required to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that candidates refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment: The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical observation. The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills
  2. Written/oral questioning. Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack, which underpins knowledge of first aid

Emergency First Aid at Work Level 3

Duration: 1 day

The Emergency First Aid at Work qualification supports candidates to become emergency firstaiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that have identified the need for appropriately trained staff.

Course modules include:

  • The roles and responsibilities of the first aider
  • How to assess an incident and recognise the signs and symptoms of injury and illness
  • First aid skills
  • The use of CPR and AED
  • Providing first aid to a casualty who is chocking
  • Dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock

In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports workplace first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which learners will be required to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that candidates refresh their knowledge annually.

Assessment: The qualification is assessed by the following two methods:

  1. Practical observation. The practical assessment is completed throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills
  2. Written/oral questioning. Learners must provide a short response to set questions within a learner pack, which underpins knowledge of first aid

Spill Kit Training

Duration: 4 hours

This course trains candidates to use a spill kit correctly and understand the correct procedure should a hazardous spill occur. This practical course requires candidates to deal with scenarios involving chemical spills. It also provides guidance about how to respond safely to a spillage in the workplace.

Course modules include:

  • Relevant safety legislation, including ISO 14001:2015
  • Environmental awareness and vulnerabilities
  • Spill kit contents and its use
  • Spill prevention
  • Spill response
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Emergency First Aid should contamination occur
  • Practical scenarios requiring the use of PPE and spill kits

Delivery method: classroom tutorial, group activities and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment

Asbestos Awareness

Duration: 4 hours

All employees who may come into contact with asbestos must have suitable asbestos awareness training. Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2016 requires employers to train staff in the potential dangers they face and procedures to follow should they work in the vicinity of asbestos containing materials. This course highlights the dangers posed by asbestos containing materials and the action required to safely deal with it.

Course modules include:

  • Relevant safety legislation
  • What is asbestos
  • Different types of asbestos
  • How to identify asbestos
  • Where it may be found
  • Asbestos related diseases
  • Exposure record keeping and health surveillance
  • How to protect yourself
  • How to safely remove asbestos from clothing

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and group activities

Assessment: A written assessment

ADR Awareness

Duration: 4 hours

All staff (other than those in scope of ADR) whose duties concern the carriage of dangerous goods, whether directly or indirectly, by road, sea, rail or air are required to receive training appropriate to their responsibilities. Typical roles include packers, loaders, pickers, warehouse and forklift operatives, freight forwarding, shipping agency office staff, supervisors, consignees and drivers of non-ADR vehicles.

Course modules include:

  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 (CDR Regulations)
  • ADR - European agreement
  • UN classes and their hazards
  • UKTHIS
  • Dangerous goods notes
  • Portable tanks and tankers
  • IBCs and large packages
  • Packages and cylinders
  • Action in the event of a fire or spill
  • Basic decontamination procedures
  • Basic emergency first aid procedures

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and group activities

Assessment: A written assessment

Manual Handing

Duration: 4 hours

Manual handling is the movement or supporting of loads by hand, bodily force or with the aid of equipment. Recent surveys have shown that over a million people in the UK suffer from musculoskeletal disorders caused or worsened by their current or previous occupation. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations place a duty on every employer to reduce the potential of injury from manual handling activities. This course provides guidance on minimising the risks associated with manual handling tasks in the workplace.

Course modules include:

  • Relevant legislation
  • What is manual handling
  • Kinetic lifting
  • Individual lifting limits
  • Human spine function and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Team lifting
  • Different manual handling techniques
  • Risk assessment of loads
  • Lifting aids

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Safe Moving and Manual Handling Level 2

Duration: 1 day

This qualification offers an introduction into moving and handling activities for those starting work, returning to work or require specific training in manual handling, as well as being a suitable qualification for refresher training. Learners gaining this qualification will understand that moving and handling must be carried out correctly and will recognise its importance in ensuring a safer working environment.

Course modules include:

  • The reasons for safe manual handling
  • Manual handling risk assessment principles
  • Types of equipment
  • Testing requirements associated with manual handling safety

Assessment: This qualification is assessed in two parts:

  1. A multiple-choice question examination
  2. A practical assessment

Working at Height (Ladders & Step Ladders)

Duration: 4 hours

This ladder safety training course addresses the issues raised by the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Working at Height Regulations 2005. Under these regulations, employers and employees have a duty of care to both themselves and others to know and understand the practical implications of working at height. This course enables candidates to demonstrate competence, which is a key requirement of the regulations.

Course modules include:

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Selection of ladders
  • Pre-use checks
  • Correctly pitch, extend, secure and climb a ladder
  • Correct use of ladder aids
  • Relevant PPE

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Working At Height (Harnesses)

Duration: 4 hours

The Working at Height Regulations 2005 are in place to ensure employers have competent personnel trained to carry out work at height tasks correctly and employees understand their obligations in maintaining the safety of personnel. This course provides candidates with the skills required to use harnesses and associated fall protection equipment safely and effectively.

Course modules include:

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • PPE regulations
  • Fall factors
  • Types of harnesses
  • Fall arrest equipment
  • Pre-se equipment checks
  • Inspection and maintenance of harnesses
  • Safe donning and use of harnesses

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Working At Height & Safe Use of Harnesses & Ladders

Duration: 1 day

The 2005 Work at Height Regulations are in place to ensure employers have competent personnel trained to carry out work at height tasks correctly and ensure employees understand their obligations in maintaining the safety of personnel. This course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge required to safely use harnesses and associated fall protection equipment when working at height.

Course modules include:

  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • PPE regulations
  • Fall factors
  • Types of harnesses
  • Fall arrest equipment
  • Pre-se equipment checks
  • Inspection and maintenance of harnesses
  • Safe donning and use of harnesses
  • Use of work positioning equipment
  • Se of fall arrest equipment
  • Ladder climbing techniques
  • Safely work at height using lanyards and associated equipment

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Water Awareness (DEFRA Module 1)

Duration: 1 day

This course provides individuals who may work near to water with sufficient knowledge of the hazards created by the environment. It supports candidates to develop an understanding of various water rescue techniques. This course complies with DEFRA Module 1.

Course modules include:

  • Hydrology
  • Hazards of moving and sill water
  • Biological hazards from water
  • Dynamic risk assessment of a site near water
  • Use of life jackets
  • Use of throw lines
  • Hierarchy of rescue
  • Casualty care
  • Action of falling in water

Delivery method: classroom tutorial and practical demonstrations

Assessment: A written assessment, practical observation and assessment throughout

Food Safety Level 2

Duration: 1 day

This course is ideal for anyone working in the food manufacturing industry or those about to start work in the industry. Candidates gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Assessment: A multiple-choice examination OR open response workbook

Food Safety Level 3

Duration: 2 days

This course is designed for candidates who are at, or wish to progress to, a higher or supervisory level within a food manufacturing industry.

Course modules include:

  • Compliance with food safety legislation
  • The application and monitoring of good hygiene practices
  • How to implement food safety management procedures
  • The application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control

Assessment: A multiple-choice examination

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