If the unthinkable ever happened in your organisation would your training arrangements satisfy an HSE investigation?
Accidents happen despite everyone’s best efforts…
Would tool box talks, fact sheets and in-house training sessions qualify as “adequate” as defined by the various Acts and regulations such as the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), Working at Height Regulations (2005), PUWER (1998) etc.? Similarly, could the trainer or writer be described as “competent”? Which is also a legal requirement!!
If the HSE decided that these measures weren’t sufficient the consequences could be very expensive, not to mention the public damage to a businesses reputation and financial standing. The fines alone can run into tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of pounds at least.
On the other hand, if you can produce certification that proves training was provided using a formerly accredited Instructor backed by a recognised body such as PASMA, IPAF or the Ladder Association etc. it s far more likely that it would be concluded that you had done everything that could be reasonably expected. Indeed … it is far less likely that the accident to have occurred in the first place.
So why take the risk? For a relatively modest sum put your mind at rest by training your staff using highly qualified Instructors delivering industry and nationally recognized accredited qualifications.
To find out more contact Lifterz Training on 0330 058 0807 to discuss your individual needs and develop a bespoke course tailored to your exact requirements. Alternatively, you can click our training page at the top of the page.