A Happy Halloween Or A Nasty Surprise?
A visit from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is always a daunting affair, whether planned or otherwise.
A visit from the HSE- Trick or Treat?.
Maintaining accurate training records is an important if often overlooked aspect of your health and safety programme, and can help to demonstrate your commitment to employee safety while at work.
Prodeceo helps by recording all training activities from eLearning to instructor led and external training, so you know that your records are up to date and stored securely offsite.
That is one less thing to give you nightmares!
Preventing Personal Injury Claims Through Training
A significant number of personal injury claims are made on the basis of inadequate training. Good training processes and accurate record keeping can demonstrate your organisation's commitment to health and safety.
Personal injury claims can have a serious cost to your company, not only financially but also to your reputation.
Prevention is always better than cure and your first action should always be to minimise the risk of an accident occurring. There are two components to this training and protective equipment.
As an employer you need to demonstrate that you have:
- Assessed the employee's ability to do the job. You cannot rely solely on references or previous experience, as these may be inaccurate. Ask for copies of relevant certificates where possible.
- Given regular training so that employees do not forget what they have been taught, or fall into bad habits.
- Delivered training when there is a change in equipment or processes. We recommend that unless you are replacing equipment for an identical item, training should always be given. This also helps to cover the case for regular training above.
- Taken reasonable care to make sure that employees are doing their jobs as they have been trained to do so. This might take the form of regular audits or recorded observations.
Simply doing all of these things is not enough unless it is recorded accurately. Many companies are acutely aware of the need for training but they are leaving themselves exposed due to poor recording practices.
We can help reduce your risk of personal injury claims by keeping accurate training records online. To sort out your training records contact us on 0845 900 3830.