Building Maintenance

Course aim

To provide basic information and areas of responsibility for health, safety and the environment.

To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer.

To demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully completing each module assessment paper
  • Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards within health, safety & the environment
  • Understand the value of risk assessment and have the knowledge to recognise when change to a generic assessment is required
  • Understand the common hazards associated with work.

MODULE 1 – Duty of care

Will give delegates an understanding of:- the legal responsibilities of employers and employees, the role of enforcing authorities, what makes a vulnerable worker, hazard identification and control.

MODULE 2 – Power tools

This session will give an awareness of the risks associated with the use of power tools, an understanding of electrical precautions and ppe required when using power tools.

MODULE 3 – Occupational health

The session provides an awareness of the causes and effects of hand/arm vibration and to understand the possible diseases that may be encountered whilst at work and how they can be avoided.

MODULE 4 – Asbestos awareness

This session will provide a full understanding of all forms of asbestos encountered in the building maintenance.

MODULE 5 – Access and egress

The module will discuss in detail the hazards associated with all form of access and egress including the importance of the risk assessment process, the safe use of ladders and stepladders, the use of scaffolding including erection and dismantling, the use of both scaffold towers and mobile scaffold towers and working on roofs, confined spaces and excavations.

The Safety Pass Alliance work with employers, employer associations, Trade Unions, NTOs and other relevant bodies to design and develop training programmes tailored to suit each sector.

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