Health & Safety Training

By law, a basic knowledge of health and safety is essential for all employees in all industries to ensure that workplace risks are recognised and managed effectively. Everyone in the workplace, no matter the industry, is required to take sufficient and appropriate health and safety training.

Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty to provide training for their employees to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, their health and safety at work.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 identify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, including:

  • Training for new recruits.
  • Training for when people change jobs or take on extra responsibilities.
  • Training for young, more vulnerable employees.
  • Refresher training where existing skills need updating.

The Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1990 also state that learners doing work experience must be covered by health and safety law and so will also require training.

  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)