Health and Safety Training: Why Should All Employees have It?

There are a number of reasons why all of your employees should have health and safety training. Setting this standard across the board will contribute to a safer and more productive work environment. That’s why here at CST Training we offer a number of H&S courses that can benefit employees & businesses. 

In today’s blog, we’ll be breaking down exactly why every company requires H&S training. We’ll also be outlining the many benefits to your employees taking H&S training. 

Why Does Every Company Require Health and Safety Training?

In the construction industry, an understanding of proper safety practices is vital. Without it, workers will undoubtedly be at higher risk of injury, illness, or death. 

It doesn’t matter how big, or small, your company is. There are potential hazards in basically every industry- even offices. Training your employees on H&S standards is crucial, as is updating this training on a regular basis. 

Benefits of Your Employees Undergoing Health and Safety Training

The following are some of the most notable benefits of H&S training:

  • Reduces the risk of accidents, injuries, or illness in the workplace. Not only are the immediate benefits of this clear, but it will also mean you’ll be covered legally. 
  • Enhanced productivity within your workplace. Without having to constantly stress about their personal safety and the safety of their colleagues, workers will have more focus. Over time, this can lead to a greater work output, as well as a more positive environment.
  • Boosts morale. Employees who have been given health and safety training are more likely to have higher job satisfaction. Their morale will be boosted, and their productivity will likely increase too. 

H&S Training is Legally Required

The Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974. It means that, in the United Kingdom, employers and their employees must ensure H&S standards are being met. There is lots more legislation for specific industries, like construction. 

If a company in the United Kingdom violates health and safety legislation, they can often face substantial fines. Put simply, employers and employees have everything to gain from regular health and safety training. 

Health and Safety Training Reduces Costs

There are many ways in which H&S training can directly, and indirectly, reduce costs for a company. Operations will inevitably be streamlined, meaning that less time will be spent on individual tasks. More efficient working hours means less money needlessly wasted. 

It’s also worth noting that if an employee is injured on the job, they could be out for weeks. If less workers need to go on leave, this will reduce long term disruptions across the board. 

H&S Courses at CST Training 

We offer a number of Occupational Health and Safety courses here at CST Training. These include the OH&S Level 3 and 6 NVQs, the Level 2 Strategic Health and Safety NVQ, and the Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Health & Safety Leadership and Management. We should also mention our CITB offering, which are H&S courses covered by the Site Safety Plus Scheme.

NVQs are work and practical-based qualifications. Workplace evidence will be gathered, and you’ll complete knowledge questions to demonstrate your ability. 

For a list of our online construction courses, head to our Construction E-Learning page

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