The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 requires an employer to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the Health and Safety at work of its employees. Within legislation this has been further galvanised in CDM which provides more clarification regarding the duty of care of employers to its employees and specifies particular qualifications for supervisors before they are deemed competent.
The course covers all of the typical health and safety issues expected from such a detailed course but also includes health and safety aspects more relevant to drilling and geotechnical site work.
Legislation, Codes of Practice and Guidance
Introduction to Risk Assessments
Hazard Identification and Assessment
First Aid and Welfare
Accidents, Incidents and Near Misses
Principle roles within CDM
Construction Phase Plan
COSHH – including Dust and Asbestos
Assessment of Typical Hazards including: Mechanical Hazards – Rig guarding; Noise; Services – Buried and Overhead; Vibration; Working at Height – safe climbing of drill rigs; PUWER & LOLER; Excavations and Trial Pitting; Confined Space; Fire; Manual Handling; Environment; Plant and Vehicle Movements; Working on Highways; Lone Working and Radiation Sources
The course also comprises break-out sessions covering human factors and the production of risk assessments and tool box talks as well as written and practical assessments including a work based assessment to be completed after the three day course.
Delegates who successfully pass the written and practical assessments at the end of the course are awarded an IOSH certificate in the 'Safe Supervision of Geotechnical Sites'
HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING PROVIDED TO OVER 1000 GEOTECHNICAL MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS, ENGINEERS AND DRILLERS SINCE 2014
At the end of the course the delegates should be able to:
Understand legal obligations and duties of supervisors and managers
Have an appreciation of current legislation and guidance
Understand the risk assessment process
Plan and supervise safety aspects on geotechnical sites
Prepare succinct and coherent risk assessments
BESPOKE, SPECIALIST TRAINING FACILITIES FOR GEOTECHNICAL HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING
The course is aimed at site managers and supervisors as well as specific drilling supervisors who are or will be expected to be involved on sites where geotechnical works are carried out.
The course is designed for delegates from any sector of the Drilling and Geotechnical Industry but of equal relevance to those from other sectors where drilling and geotechnical work is part of the project.
"An essential three days training for all site engineers delivered by a very knowledgeable trainer."
"Perfectly aimed at the site supervisor. As a H&S Advisor I now feel confident that our graduate employees have the right starting point for their career from a safety standpoint."
The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU
This course can be delivered for your staff at your offices anywhere within the UK, depending on availability.
If you are interested in a bespoke health and safety course for your staff, get in touch today.