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Building A Safer Chelmsford

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Zero Harm Training Offer Health And Safety Courses For Business Leaders

Chelmsford City is growing quickly – we are seeing new housing developments get the go-ahead every week, but high demand still means that Chelmsford house prices are set in increase further.

Health and safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to building a happy and effective workplace. More than 200 people are killed every year in accidents at work and more than 1 million injured – a staggeringly high number considering the tools and knowledge available to business owners and managers.

Employees are the driving forces of many a business, particularly in the construction industry, which means that their safety is paramount to the performance of your organisation, as well as being an end in itself. Furthermore, many construction sites are located in busy public areas, meaning that health and safety needs to be of the highest standard. That’s why Zero Harm Training is working to build a safer Chelmsford.

Zero Harm Training offers health and safety training and qualifications for organisations and individuals, providing solutions to ensure the safety of employees and the general public. Considering the many risks that are present on construction sites, when it comes to health and safety, knowledge is power and preparation is key.

Zero Harm’s courses are led by industry specialists to provide business leaders with the necessary knowledge, skills and qualifications to erect a construction site and lead a workforce without putting employees or the general public in danger. Here are just a few of the many courses offered by Zero Harm Training:

CITB Health and Safety Awareness Courses:

Aimed at those who are expected to carry out risk assessments as part of their job, Zero Harm Training’s health and safety awareness courses in Chelmsford are led by experienced health and safety instructors and give customers a detailed understanding of risk control. Attendees are taught how to implement measures to guarantee the safety of both staff and visitors in the workplace.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely Courses:

Zero Harm’s management safety courses are recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and aimed at those responsible for others’ safety in the work place.

Courses last 4-5 days and teach managers how to recognise and be aware of health and safety hazards, as well as helping them to understand the law on health and safety and their own responsibilities. This course also teaches managers how to effectively pass on their new found health and safety knowledge to employees, to ensure that all staff are able to recognise hazards and take the necessary precautions to avoid accidents – prevention is better than cure, after all.

National Certificate In Construction Health and Safety:

A favourite of large construction organisations, this course focusses specifically on health and safety in the construction industry. Aimed at managers, supervisors and those with a responsibility for the safety of others on a construction site, Zero Harm Training’s instructors give an overview of how to manage and prevent hazards on the construction site, as well as an overview of the UK legal system in relation to construction site health and safety. Upon completion of the course, attendees receive the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate, a recognised construction site health and safety qualification.

Other Courses:

Zero Harm also offers refresher courses in health and safety aimed at employees who fill a supervisory role. Other courses include environmental safety courses, fire safety and risk management courses, first aid courses and asbestos awareness courses, and many more.

Making Chelmsford Safer:

With all manual labour and heavy duty jobs comes risk, particularly on a busy construction site. With the right knowledge and preparation, however, site managers and supervisors can minimise hazards, train employees in health and safety awareness, and reduce the risk of injury to staff, visitors and the general public. With Zero Harm Training’s bespoke health and safety courses and qualifications, site managers can help to make Chelmsford a safer place to live and work.

Photo of Moulsham Mill: © Copyright Andrew Pickess and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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