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Why Is Health and Safety Training So Important


18 June 2024

Health and safety training is the cornerstone of any successful construction or industrial operation. Anybody carrying out their job in these locations should always be equipped with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to perform their jobs safely, helping to reduce accidents and injuries.

In high-risk environments, such as construction sites, industrial facilities and any situation where people are working at height, the importance of health and safety training cannot be overstated. That’s why at GTAccess we complement our services with a thorough program of recognised training modules across many essential disciplines.

The Role of Health and Safety Training in High-Risk Workplaces

Effective health and safety training goes beyond simply meeting legal requirements. It empowers employees to identify hazards, handle equipment properly and respond to emergencies efficiently. Ensuring staff are well-trained can significantly reduce the likelihood of accidents, making your place of work much safer for everyone.

Here at GTAccess, we take safety seriously, which is why we offer a variety of training programs tailored to the specific needs of different roles and industries, all built around ensuring high-risk jobs and workplaces can develop an ingrained culture of safety.

Powered Access Equipment

Powered access equipment like cherry pickers, scissor lifts and boom lifts are essential and highly efficient machines that can be used across many industries. However, they pose significant risks if not used correctly. We offer recognised courses from IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) including IPAF Operator Training, IPAF Harness Training and IPAF Competent Assessed Person, all of which are crucial in ensuring that workers, their supervisors and managers can operate these machines safely and efficiently.

Site Management and Supervisory Training

Effective site management is critical for maintaining safety standards. Courses from the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) like the CITB Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and the CITB Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme provide managers and supervisors with the knowledge to oversee site operations safely, ensuring that all safety protocols are followed and that all personnel on site have the correct training to be present.

First Aid and Mental Health Training

Employers need to recognise that accidents can still happen, even with the best preventive measures in place. First aid training courses from MHFA (Mental Health First Aid), such as the MHFA Emergency First Aid at Work and the more advanced MHFA First Aid at Work Qualifying course prepare employees to respond swiftly and effectively in emergencies. Mental health training is also critical, and the MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aid course helps staff recognise and address mental health issues, promoting a healthier, more supportive work environment.

Mobile Access Tower

Working at height requires not only the right equipment but also the right training. PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) training ensures that workers can safely assemble, dismantle and use mobile access towers. Courses such as PASMA Towers for Users and PASMA Towers for Managers are essential for those who work with or supervise the use of this mobile access equipment.

General Health and Safety

General health and safety training, like IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) courses, are fundamental for instilling a culture of safety within the workplace. Courses such as IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH Leading Safely and IOSH Working Safely provide employees and managers with the essential knowledge to reduce risk and instil a safer working environment for employees.

Prioritising Safety with GTAccess Training

When health and safety training is done well, it amounts to so much more than just meeting the legally required minimum. Workplace safety is a critical part of any modern workplace and is particularly important in higher-risk sectors such as construction, heavy industry and anywhere where people are required to work at height.

We offer extensive training services to sectors such as warehousing, signage, pest control, construction, fit out, tree surgery and roofing, among many more. Invest in health and safety training today and create a safer, more productive workplace for everyone. Explore our training courses, send us a message or call us on 0330 333 4848 to find the perfect training for your needs.