Health and safety training
Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by their work.
Preventing accidents and ill health caused by work is a key priority for everyone at work. Factories (First Aid) Rules, 1977, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 and Kenya Subsidiary Legislation. 1977 (2) Requires you to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of your employees.
Health and safety training Objectives
- Recognize and Understand the Importance of Workplace Hazards.
- Identify Common Workplace Hazards.
- Understand How to Reduce Risk.
- Know How to React in an Emergency.
- Know their Safety-Related Rights and Responsibilities at Work.
- Know Whom to Talk to About Problems at Work.
A training needs analysis identifies current staff competencies and gaps where training is required. This should take into account incidents, injuries and near misses that have occurred in the relevant work areas. This should be regularly reviewed on an annual basis. In order to identify what training various levels of staff require, managers should use the following guide.
Everybody needs to know
- Safety and health policies, procedures and guidelines.
- How to identify hazards in their workplace.
- Effects of specific hazards.
- Safe procedures for the use of machinery, plant and equipment relevant to their employment.
- Safe workplace procedures.
- How to report hazards, incidents and injuries.
- How to have a say in safe work practices and procedures.
- Key elements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2007.
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