Health & Saftey Training

Published:  22 June, 2009

 

In response to the Health & Safety (Offences) Act 2008, which came into force in January 2009, ForeFront Training has been launched to offer a range of cost effective, dynamic, practical and motivational health & safety training courses. Specialists in Manual Lifting and Handling Training, ForeFront offer a complete service, tailored to individual business requirements and if necessary around existing work patterns, to enable organisations to comply with current legislation regarding health and safety.

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 places an absolute duty on employers to provide suitable and sufficient training to all staff, for their health, safety and welfare.  Non compliance with this has resulted in substantial costs and fines, notwithstanding damage to reputation. The implementation of the new H&S (Offences) Act in January 2009 saw fines of up to 20,000 and/or prison sentences introduced for failures to comply.  Previous fines of up to 5,000 meant that some organisations paid lip service to health and safety in the workplace. The new fines structure will serve to raise employer awareness of duties and responsibilities and will eventually result in a reduction of accidents and injuries.

Dave McDonald, Principal Consultant and Head Trainer at ForeFront explained: "Rather than concentrating entirely on theory, our trainers use practical, on-site examples and materials to ensure that participants on our courses gain relevant experience in best practice that they can use in their everyday working lives."

 

For further information please visit: www.forefronttraining.co.uk

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