Health and safety

Also see the OCSLD website for mandatory H&S courses (introduction to health and safety, display screen equipment, manual handling and stress management training)

For more information on First Aid courses please see the OCSLD website.

For more information on the Safety courses below please contact Tim McGill, Safety Manager.

Course title Description Who is it for? Duration
COSHH assessment training This course will provide you with the information to be able to undertake COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) assessments. Anyone working with or managing staff who work with chemicals or cleaning products 2 hours

Fire extinguisher training

This covers the principles of fire, how fire spreads, types of extinguishers and hands-on use of extinguishers on real fires. Everyone 3 hours

Fire marshal training

This course covers the principles of fire, how fire spreads and how to evacuate a building safely Fire marshals 2 hours
Noise awareness training This course will cover the regulations, noise reduction and how to wear and select the correct personal protective equipment. Those who work in potentially noisy environments 2 hours
Portable appliance testing training This course will cover visual inspection of equipment and how to use the portable appliance testing equipment. Those who undertake portable appliance testing 3 hours

Risk assessment training

This course will cover the general principles of how to conduct risk assessments, and can be tailored for individual areas or specific subjects, eg manual handling assessments. Those who undertake risk assessments 2 hours