BSC offers training funding for 100 employees

Published:  24 June, 2007

Thirty five percent of employers are not meeting their statutory obligation to provide training and 39% of employees have not received any training in the past 12 months.  In an attempt to address this situation, the British Safety Council has launched a new initiative for 2007, offering organizations the opportunity to provide employees with a formal qualification in health and safety.

The BSC is providing funding for up to 100 employees of an organization to sit the examination leading to the BSC Awards Level 1 Certificate in Health and Safety at Work.  This provides the organization with a potential saving of up to 1450 in training costs, while employees will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Each participating business will be provided with a free BSC Awards training CD from which handouts, PowerPoint slides and lesson plans can be individually used to prepare candidates for the assessment.  The one hour multiple choice examination, available in English or Polish, is invigilated in-company and then forwarded to BSC Awards for marking.  Results and qualification certificates are issued within five working days rewarding the participants quickly for their efforts.

The offer is available on a first come, first served basis and examinations must be sat during 2007, with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 100 employees per sitting.  It is available to members of the BSC only but non-member organizations may apply for membership, starting from 350. 

To register interest in the offer e-mail: examinations@bscawards.org  
or visit: www.britishsafetycouncil.org/exams

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