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    Health and Safety competent person iconYou are required to have, or have access to, a competent person for your organisation's health and safety.
    However what many people may not realise, is that competent person can be a recognised and accessible source of advice and information, including online services. This website is fully equipped to act as your competent person. 
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Health & Safety Myths

Employer stopped proving funds for alcoholic drinks at Christmas night out (offsite), citing health and safety
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A supermarket cafe refused to sell a packet of fruit bread on health and safety grounds as the customer didn’t want it toasted.
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A supermarket banned a customer from taking a folding bicycle into store for health and safety reasons.
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Freestyle lane tumble turns have been banned from a council run swimming pool for health and safety reasons.
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A council run library will not permit users to plug laptop cables into electrical sockets because they perceive this practice to be a trip hazard, coupled with the potential risk faulty charger plugs may present.
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A coffee shop informed a customer they could not put their child in one of the available high chairs as it did not have a harness in place.
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Latest HSE News

This course will help you understand the causes of slips, trips and falls, and highlight successful interventions that offer a great starting point for organisations looking to reduce falls. It is delivered by experts in accident investigation and has a practical focus on understanding the causes of slips, trips and falls
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This course explains the duties that DSEAR places on employers and the actions needed to comply with them. It focuses particularly on the assessment of risks and the application of controls to both minimise and mitigate those risks.
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This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.
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This course is designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of how exposure measurement can help them better understand and control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.
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This course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.
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Vehicle movements and loading and unloading vehicles can be some of the most dangerous activities carried out on a worksite. This course will help you understand the legal requirements of both road traffic law and workplace safety law, how and why things go wrong, and how you can take practicable steps to reduce risk in your business.
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This course will equip you with the knowledge to help recognise, assess and reduce manual handling risks in your organisation.
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This course, delivered by HSL psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour. It will also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of traditional behaviour modification strategies for correcting unsafe and unhealthy behaviour, highlighting why such approaches may have limited impact.
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