H&S for FM
This workshop has been designed to help managers understand their responsibilities and what they need to do to ensure compliance with current workplace legislation – including the fire safety and CDM regulations.
The day will cover the legal background – including an appreciation of how safety legislation has evolved and why; the logic behind recent developments and the implications for staff and employers; key areas of current legislation; roles and responsibilities in health and safety management, including monitoring contractors and suppliers effectively; implementing sound health and safety policies and procedures; getting staff on board, and implementing effective systems. Also, recognising potential risks and hazards and developing strategies to minimise their impact in the workplace.
- The broader context of the key areas of health and safety regulation which apply to your
- Existing health and safety practice and guide them in how to shape and implement an effective health and safety policy
- What they should do and the procedures to support it
- Potential areas of risk in the workplace – and how to take action to minimise the threat to staff safety
- How sound health and safety processes can contribute to business performance
Who should attend?
The supporting materials can be supplied in either printed or electronic form.
Post-course support, whereby participants can call or email the trainer direct with any questions or concerns, can also be arranged.
1 Understanding the workplace legislation
- Overview of health and safety and workplace legislation
- Compliance, the role of the facilities manager, and who is accountable?
- Breakout session to discuss where we are now and to highlight issues of concern
- Applying required policies and procedures
- Developing and implementation/review of the safety policy
- Communicating with users, clients and contractors
- Health and safety manual
- ‘Selling’ health and safety
2 Key legislation – a practical working guide
- Asbestos Regulations
- Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 / 2015
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations
- Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
- Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations 1992
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Fire Precautions (Workplace ) Regulations 2006
- Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996
- Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992
- REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995
- Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006
- Work Equipment Regulations
3 Controlling contractors
- Understanding the Regulations
- Selecting and assessing contractors
- Understanding and setting accountability
- Why a method statement?
- How to apply a permit to work system
- Safe systems of work
- Round-table discussion to bring out issues from participants’ own experience
4 Risk assessment
- Understanding your hazards
- Identifying specialist areas
- How to undertake these assessments
- Implementation of sound systems and processes
- Syndicate exercise identifying where assessments are needed and carrying out assessments
5 Keeping the work environment safe
- Sick building syndrome and legionella
- Waste management
- Pest control
- Provisions for first aid
- Accident reporting and investigation
- At-work driver safety
6 Fire safety
- Understanding the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order
- Fire certificates
- The fire risk assessment
- Testing fire-fighting equipment?
- Emergency procedures
- Workshop to examine the procedures for dealing with different types of emergencies
7 Ergonomics programme
- Ergonomics – important or irrelevant?
- Are you complying with HSE regulations?
- Furniture and equipment
- Display screen equipment assessments
- Homeworking – your concern or not?
- Syndicate exercise to review what to do when relocating or refurbishing an office
8 Inspecting and auditing
- Role of Health and Safety Executive Inspectors – ‘be prepared’
- FM role
- Staff/trade union involvement
- Independent audits
- Records and reports
- Communicating the results
9 Action plan
- Participants to list actions they need to take after the course
Any questions? Please just give us a call on 01582 463463 – we’re here to help!