Why your employees need accredited training
Posted on 25th Mar, 2016 | By Lorretta Tatham
Health and safety training is just as important as ever. Data from the annual Labour Force Survey and RIDDOR continues to highlight just how many accidents are still occurring in the workplace. In 2014/15, 142 workers died as a result of an accident at work. What’s more, an estimated 611,000 workers also sustained a non-fatal injury at work. Of these injuries, nearly a third led to over three days of absence from work.
Make safety a priority
Preventing accidents and ill health that result from the workplace should be a priority for all businesses and self-employed people. The only way to reduce and minimise such accidents from occurring is to lay a good foundation with better awareness of health and safety procedures and proper training.
Accredited health and safety training shows workers how to work safely without risks to their health. In larger businesses, it also helps to improve the culture, with employees looking out for each other and better valuing the company they work for and its values. Finally, proper knowledge of health and safety is a requirement. As an employer, it’s your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees.
As a self-employed person, it’s important to look after your wellbeing too and invest in CPD. When a self-employed person is contracted to help another business, they also need to be treated as that business’ employee and may also require extra training at your expense. This isn’t a ‘nice to have’ – it’s a must. As an employer, you need to treat any self-employed person that’s working for you as an employee.
The benefits of training
At Browns Ladders, we offer a range of courses that offer practical information and give attendees the opportunity to get involved in real-life tasks. We help to refresh attendees with the basics, as well as offer continuous professional development – a must for all workers.
Our accredited training promises:
- Better knowledge of health and safety
- Broadened knowledge
- Better direction for employees
- An improved workplace profile and image
- Improved quality of work – likely to help you to win more contracts
- Fewer working days lost due to accidents
- A reduction of financial costs due to accidents and ill health
For our full list of courses, click here.
For more information on our course offerings, get in touch with our Course Enquiries team today. You can contact them on 01282 615517. You can also enquire online, by filling out the online form on the training course you’re interested in.