Below we have listed the two most popular health and safety officer courses designed for the responsible person in the workplace:
Appropriate Training and Qualifications
The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety training course is for personnel e.g. managers, supervisors, non-safety specialists etc with health and safety responsibilities. It is ideal for those who need a grounding and recognised qualification in occupational safety and health. This course is one of the most popular health and safety officers courses available in the UK. The training and examination results in a widely recognised qualification for general health and safety responsibilities.
- IOSH Managing Safely – Occupational Health and Safety Certification
IOSH accredited Managing safely training courses are ideal for managers or those who are employed in supervisory positions. The IOSH Managing Safely course provides a basic training in appreciating safety requirements. This provides the skills necessary for reviewing personal departmental safety systems, how to introduce new safety control measures and how to bring in new changes which will improve the overall safety within the workplace. This course is an ideal platform for progressing on to the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course detailed above.
Fire Safety Officer Course
The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is designed for supervisors and managers responsible for fire safety in the workplace. The fire safety officer qualification aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and fire preventative and protective measures within most workplaces. It is recommended that individuals who wish to attend this course should already hold the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent qualification.
Health and Safety Officer Course
Safety officer courses are designed for individuals who are taking on health and safety responsibilities within their workplace.
Health and safety officer courses are typically nationally recognised and accredited by a UK examining body such as the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) or the British Safety Council. These industry training courses are usually offeried in various learning methods including traditional classroom based learning, elearning and distance learning.
A safety officer training will typically teach the course delegates to understand workplace safety laws and legislations, how to conduct risk assessments and implement control measures to prevent accidents and injuries from happening.
The position of safety officer is an important role within any organization and the role is usually adopted by owners and directors in smaller organizations or supervisors and managers within larger organizations.
Occupational safety training of this nature usually involves a week or two of intensive training along side written examinations.