More brand new courses to keep your staff safe

Posted on 12th Jun, 2014 | By Lorretta Tatham

Training courses to keep your staff safeThis week on the Browns blog, three more of our popular Health and Safety training courses are under the spotlight. Last week, we took a look at some of our brand new working at height courses; this week, it’s the turn of our Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels and Emergency First Aid courses to keep your staff safe.

Manual Handling training course

Our Manual Handling training course is a perfect introduction to safe moving, lifting, loading and carrying for your staff; the course is ideal for any industry and age group, and makes up part of the employers’ Health & Safety statutory requirement.

Taking just four hours to complete, our Manual Handling course covers your employees for three years and can be paired with another of our half-day courses such as our working at heights training course or our in-house Ladders and Steps training course.

The course, which can be delivered to up to 12 participants at a time, covers the following themes:

  • Introduction to manual handling
  • Lifting and carrying safely
  • Techniques to avoid injury and strain
  • Manual Handling risk assessments
  • How risk assessments apply to you
  • Lifting and carrying in special situations
  • How to recognise and avoid potential problems
  • Responsibilities of employers and employees.

Find out more about our Manual Handling training course, or contact us today on 01282 615 517.

Abrasive Wheels training course

A more specialist course, our Abrasive Wheels training course (covering fitting, using and supervising) is designed to cater to operatives who use abrasive wheel equipment, including hand-held grinders, disc cutters, STIHL saws, bench-mounted grinders and cut-off saws.

The course takes four hours to complete and can be delivered to up to 12 participants at once, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to use abrasive wheel equipment safely, including the selection and fitting of discs and cutters. Points covered include:

  • Review of current legislation
  • Review of HSG 17 (HSE Published guidance for abrasive wheels)
  • Detailed discussion on Noise, dust and vibration hazards and control
  • Changing and selection of wheel/disc types
  • Cutting methods and posture
  • Correct method of stopping and isolating
  • An Abrasive Wheels test

To find out more about our Abrasive Wheels training course, contact us today on 01282 615 517.

Emergency First Aid training course

Our one-day Emergency First Aid training course is a thorough introduction to first aid at work, ideally aimed at members of your organisation who are likely to find themselves taking charge in the event of an emergency situation: team leaders, supervisors and similar.

The course is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for ‘appointed’ first aiders in low risk environments.

First aid can mean the difference between life and death, helping to keep accident victims safer and more comfortable until qualified help arrives. Our six-hour course, which can be delivered to up to 12 delegates at a time, is perfectly suited to absolute beginners and covers:

  • Welcome to First Aid
  • What is First Aid?
  • Unconscious Person
  • Recovery Position
  • Adult Resuscitation & CPR
  • Child Resuscitation & CPR
  • Choking
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Spillage of Body Fluids
  • Illness at Work
  • Any Topic appropriate to the workplace
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Burns & Scolds
  • Fractures
  • Shock
  • First Aid Boxes
  • First Aid Records & procedures

An engaging mix of theory and practical exercises, this course requires no prior knowledge and is valid for three years. For more information on our Emergency First Aid training course, contact us today on 01282 615 517.

Need working at height courses? We’ve got those too!

While we deliver a vast range of training courses here at Browns Ladders, our working at heights training course remains one of our most popular picks. As with any kind of industrial training, when it comes to working at height courses, you need to know you’re in safe hands.

With over 17 years in the business, and a wealth of expertise, Browns Ladders can help protect you and your staff, and keep your company compliant.

Contact us today and a member of our team will be happy to advise on the right training courses for you.

Is there a training course we don’t offer that you think we should? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @BrownsLadders!

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