Keeping up to date - check out training courses on offer in your locality
Sheila Pantry OBE
The law says that your employer must protect your health and safety. The law also says that you must not do anything that could harm yourself or other workers. Employers and workers need to work together to make a place of work safe. Your employer must tell you:
- if there is anything dangerous about your job;
- how to do your job safely;
- what is done to protect your health and safety;
- how to get first aid treatment;
- what to do in an emergency
- things needed to protect you at work (such as, clothing and equipment).
In some jobs you can have your health checked if there is a danger of ill health because of your work. If, for instance, you work in a country such as the UK you can also see your employer's safety policy statement. Employers must have one if five or more people are employed.
- provide training to do your job safely;
It essential that training needs are constantly updated. It is essential that everyone is trained to do their job correctly. You may find the series of EurOhse2006 Masterclasses and other courses listed in the Diary of Events help to focus the type of training needed.
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Wishing you a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2006 in your workplace!