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The Health and Safety Laboratory is one of the world's leading providers of health and safety solutions to industry government and professional bodies.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • DSEAR Compliance for Managers & Supervisors

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    HSL is to run a course on the identification and control of risks from dangerous substances required to comply with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). The regulations place duties on employers and the self-employed to protect employees; contractors and others from the risks from fires and explosions related to dangerous substances stored and used in the workplace. This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.

  • Human Factors in Accident & Incident Investigations

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    It is estimated that as much as 90% of incidents involve Human Factors causes. For those wishing to improve human performance; personal safety; management systems and loss control; effective A photo of a train on its side following an accident investigation of the Human Factors within accidents and incidents is an essential part of achieving this aim. The lessons to be learnt from investigating accidents provide the insights needed to make effective improvements.

  • Behaviour Change: Achieving Health & Safety Culture Excellence

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course; delivered by HSL psychologists; will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour. It will also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behaviour modification strategies for correcting unsafe and unhealthy behaviour; highlighting why such approaches may have limited impact

  • Hazardous Area Classification

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out straightforward hazardous area classification in accordance with commonly used standards or to act as an intelligent customer when contracting others to deliver this role

  • RPE Essentials

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of RPE and how it can be used effectively in the workplace as a control measure. It will provide training in correctly selecting adequate and suitable RPE (following the principles of HSG 53 and COSHH essentials) and how it should be used and maintained. The course will include practical elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

  • DSEAR Controlling Dust Explosions Risks

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) regulate the presence and use of flammable substances in the workplace. The list of potential dangerous substances includes gases; liquids and flammable solids in the form of a finely divided dust which; if dispersed in the air; could lead to a serious fire or an explosion. However; flammable dusts pose their own unique risks that differ from those posed by flammable gases and liquids. This course provides advice on how to understand the hazards from flammable dusts and how the risks from storing and using the dusts can be managed so as to comply with DSEAR.

  • PPE Essentials

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course will increase your knowledge and understanding of PPE and its limitations; so that you can use PPE as an effective workplace control measure. It will provide training in what a successful PPE programme is; what you need to consider and what actions are required. The course includes hand-on elements to enhance learning and provide practical skills.

  • COMAH Compliance for Lower Tier Establishments

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) impose duties on establishments holding in storage or process quantities of hazardous materials above thresholds defined for each substance. Those establishments where the quantities exceed the lower of the thresholds are known as Lower Tier Establishments. This course identifies the COMAH duties for Lower Tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority (CA) and Local Government.

  • COMAH New Knowledge on Flammable Hazards

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course deals with important flammable risks at Major Hazards sites for which new knowledge or guidance has become available recently. It complements the general course ‘COMAH onshore major hazards: predictive aspects of COMAH’.The specific risks dealt with include: Assessment of vapour cloud accumulation at very low wind speeds (overfill and spray releases). These conditions account for a very high proportion of major incidents involving flammables .Explosion modelling for large low-lying vapour clouds. Assessment of risks for packaged chemical storage: drum and IBC stores and warehouses.

  • RPE Fit Test – Introduction

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    Understanding the importance of fit testing. Principles of fit testing methods. Essential pre-use checking and correct donning of facemasks. Responsibilities of employers and fit testers. Qualitative fit testing using Bitrex or Saccharin. Quantitative fit testing using the Portacount

  • Machinery Safety Basics – PUWER

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    Machinery is used in many sectors to fabricate; handle and package industrial and consumer products. Everyone who works with machinery whether directly or indirectly need to understand the basics of machinery safety but not everyone needs to know all the details relating to the design. This course covers those activities regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) and provides delegates with a thorough knowledge of this legislation. The course will also give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.

  • Machinery Directive

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    The design; supply and incorporation of machinery into assemblies within the European Economic area is governed by the European Machinery Directive that was significantly amended in 2006. In the UK this directive has been transposed into the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations that came into force at the end of December 2009. This course gives delegates a thorough understanding of this legislation; as revised; as well as the key current European and International safety standards that support the Regulations.

  • Designing & Specifying Safety Related Control Systems

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    Control systems for machinery; whether electrical; pneumatic; hydraulic or combinations there-of; are often required to perform safety-related functions. There are regulatory requirements for these control systems and established approaches for dealing with their design; which are laid out in European Standards. This course will help delegates understand how to specify and design safety related control circuits which comply with the requirements of both the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

  • Machine Risk Assessment Essentials

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    The ability to carry out a detailed machinery risk assessment has for some time been a key skill required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regs. Machinery risk assessment is also now explicitly required by the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. This training course gives delegates practical hands-on experience of conducting a machinery risk assessment using structured techniques which demystify the process given in BS EN ISO 12100: 2010. This course assumes a basic level of understanding of machinery safety such as that given in the machinery safety basics course.

  • Asbestos – Managing Asbestos in Domestic & Non-Domestic Premises

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’; such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation. CAR 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos on anyone who has control over the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises. In practice; this means all workplaces that may contain asbestos. Whilst no duty under this regulation falls on operators of rented domestic premises; the same standards are useful in ensuring proper management.

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course; delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists; will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to enable anyone to become a DSE assessor. We also discuss risk management for less common DSE issues such as hot-desking and dual screens; and mobile technology such as tablet pcs; smartphones and laptops.

  • COMAH Technical Aspects of Safety Reports

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course discusses the technical section of a COMAH safety report which should describe the Design; Construction; Operation; Maintenance and Modification of the COMAH site. The course covers the Process Safety; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Control and Instrumentation and Human Factors aspects which form the technical section of a Safety Report. It discusses the link between the technical and predictive sections of the report and shows how Human Factors need to be considered throughout.

  • Asbestos – Managing Asbestos in Domestic & Non-Domestic Premises

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012). The course information is also applicable to the management of ‘domestic premises’; such as landlords’ duties for rented accommodation. CAR 2012 places a duty to manage asbestos on anyone who has control over the maintenance and repair of non-domestic premises. In practice; this means all workplaces that may contain asbestos. Whilst no duty under this regulation falls on operators of rented domestic premises; the same standards are useful in ensuring proper management.

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Risk Management

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course; delivered by experienced HSL ergonomists; will provide you with an understanding of DSE risks and approach to risk management and with the documentation to provide your employer with risk assessments. The course covers the key elements for office DSE risk assessment and management and provides the information and techniques required to enable anyone to become a DSE assessor. We also discuss risk management for less common DSE issues such as hot-desking and dual screens; and mobile technology such as tablet pcs; smartphones and laptops.

  • COMAH Technical Aspects of Safety Reports

    Training Course | The Health and Safety Laboratory

    This course discusses the technical section of a COMAH safety report which should describe the Design; Construction; Operation; Maintenance and Modification of the COMAH site. The course covers the Process Safety; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Control and Instrumentation and Human Factors aspects which form the technical section of a Safety Report. It discusses the link between the technical and predictive sections of the report and shows how Human Factors need to be considered throughout.

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