“The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires all businesses in the UK 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 employees.”
Despite the legal requirement, health and safety training has a bad reputation. Most people working in an office don’t want to do it, and won’t think about it much again. VinciWorks has released a health and safety course designed to make training more engaging and relevant to the user’s workplace.
Health and Safety for Office Workers
VinciWorks’ new course, Health and Safety for Office Workers, delivers short, interactive health and safety training units that are customised to the specific office they work in by default. Gone are the endless slides that bear little to no relevance to a person’s working environment. Health and Safety for Office Workers provides all the health and safety information in one place.
The course contains ten stand-alone units which can be made mandatory by the admin. The units are RoSPA approved and contain dynamic, interactive learning as well as customised content as standard and ‘write-your-own’ units to ensure the right health and safety information gets to the users who need it.
- Health and safety law
- Accident reporting procedures
- Basic ergonomics
- Site and building security
- Display Screen Equipment
- Fire safety awareness
- Save evacuation
- Basic electrical safety
- Basic first aid
- Preventing slips, trips and falls
- Short, interactive units
- Communicate evacuation points across your sites
- Display Screen Equipment (DSE) assessment built into the course
- Can be fully customised to include health and safety policies and procedures relating to your organisation
- All content will be RoSPA approved
Health and safety risk assessments
As part of managing the health and safety of a business, employers are required by law to perform a risk assessment of the hazards relevant to their workplace. To comply with this law, employers must evaluate potential dangers and document their mitigating procedures. This process starts with risk identification.
VinciWorks’ health & safety risk assessments cover the five key risk areas of the modern office and enable companies to identify health and safety risks throughout the organisation by engaging every employee in the risk assessment process. The risk assessments provide employers with instant feedback highlighting potential workplace risks; the results can then be aggregated into charts in seconds and red flags can easily be tagged and monitored.