Amongst all of the melee of recent years, the everyday work of delivering core environmental health services carries on!
Over the last year or two, you might be forgiven for thinking that environmental health has just been about Covid control and managing the fall-out from Brexit. Nothing could be further from the truth; environmental health teams and individual professionals are, every day, out and about continuing their often hidden but vital work of ensuring that we are all safe, well and healthy in our homes, places of work and when we’re out there in our communities.
The need for teams to be competent in their areas of work has never been more important, and RHE Global has been at the forefront of delivering competence via its RIAMS service and via the training that it delivers to the public sector. In early 2022 in response to feedback from the sector, RHE is offering three new courses in the field of occupational health and safety that are perfect for staff who are new to the discipline or who may be returning to health and safety after a break.
The first of the new courses, scheduled for late January 2022, is an Introduction to Health and Safety Regulation. With the aim of giving attendees a grounding in the background to health and safety regulation, it will also cover the common law origins of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, the general and specific duties it imposes on employers and employees, and the powers of appointed inspectors to enforce it.
The second of the new courses, Gathering Evidence for Formal Action under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act will deliver the knowledge and skills associated with the gathering of all forms of admissible evidence (statements, articles, documents, recordings, etc.) in support of formal action under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
The third new course takes a more focused look at one of the key challenges for local authority health and safety regulators, namely, Understanding the Basics of Machinery Safety. This course studies the key principles and helps delegates develop the skills associated with the inspection of common types of machinery and equipment found in workplaces under the regulation of local authorities.
All courses will be delivered online over the course of a morning by Tony Lewis, a lecturer in health and safety in Middlesex University. Delegate participation will be encouraged!
Click on the above links for further information, dates and prices.