SPICE Personnel Group

Bespoke Health and Safety Training

As well as our accredited health and safety training courses and vocational qualifications such as health and safety NVQs, we also offer our own health and safety training courses which have been written and designed by our health and safety consultants, drawing on their many years' of knowledge and experience.

Unlike accredited courses, they do not need to follow a set syllabus, meaning that there is flexibility to tailor each course to your organisation's industry sector and specific requirements.

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Bespoke Courses

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Most of the courses listed below focus on specific health and safety areas (e.g. COSHH training, manual handling training etc.), whereas most of the accredited courses try and cover the entire spectrum of health and safety.

Please click on the course titles below to read more about each one. Remember, these courses are entirely flexible and can be tailored and altered to suit your needs and industry sector. They form the basis for our in-house training programmes, and can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.

Accident Investigation

Our accident investigation course is aimed at those persons responsible for leading or participating in accident investigations, and aims to equip them with the broad base of skills needed to undertake the task along with how to reduce the risk of expensive litigation and criminal proceedings, and establish the importance of correct methods of accident investigation.

It will also help those who may be involved in the process such as supervisors, managers and directors.

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Asbestos Awareness

This course is intended for people whose work may bring them into contact with asbestos. It is also suitable for duty holders looking to gain a basic overview of their asbestos responsibilities.

NOTE: The Asbestos Awareness course is aimed as an awareness session for those workers who may come into contact with asbestos as part of their work, or those duty holders requiring a basic overview. It is not intended and is not suitable for those working on asbestos removal.

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CDM Refresher Training

The course is designed to summarise the changes that came into effect in April 2015. The course ensures that the CDM Duty Holders are best prepared for managing the transition from CDM 2007 to CDM 2015.,/P.

Potential delegates include clients, architects, other designers, CDM coordinators, principal contractors, contractors or anyone with an interest in furthering their knowledge of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.

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Conflict Management

The Conflict Management course is aimed at employers with direct client interaction or those with responsibility for employees with direct client interaction, and is ideal for all public facing workers who may come across conflict in their roles.

The course syllabus covers topics such as dealing with and diffusing conflict, avoidance and breakaway techniques and what is reasonable force?

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COSHH Awareness Training

The COSHH Awareness course is aimed at people who deal with hazardous substances on a day to day basis. Delegates will be briefed on the importance of procedures, safe handling and risk assessment of hazardous substances within their organisation.

At the conclusion of the course, delegates will have a sound understanding of their personal and legal responsibilities for the control of chemical and hazardous substances.

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COSHH for Managers and Supervisors

This course is aimed at those people with responsibility for the health and safety of their employees and others who may be exposed to hazardous substances; basically supervisors and managers who will deal with chemical and harmful/hazardous substances (COSHH) as part of their responsibility.

The focus of this course will be on the management action required to ensure the safe use of COSHH substances.

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessors

The DSE Assessors course is aimed at those people who are tasked with developing and producing effective DSE assessments to cover the requirements of the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

This course will cover how to assess workstations and implement controls to ensure that the workstation and working environment are satisfactory, in order to prevent injuries such as eye strain and back issues for example.

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Environmental Awareness

The 1-day Environmental Course is intended for anyone who needs to understand the impact of their own actions, and the actions of their business, upon the environment. It teaches delegates to understand the basic concepts of environmental management and how it can add value to the business.

The course is designed to give a general environmental awareness to staff at all levels within an organisation, and how it can benefit both their business and the planet.

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Environmental Management

The 1-day Environmental Management course provides an overview and interpretation of the legal responsibilities, along with cost-effective strategies and health and safety controls, for dealing with a range of environmental issues.

It is ideal for health and safety managers, directors and senior executives within all business sectors, who do not need a comprehensive and in-depth environmental qualification such as the NEBOSH Environmental Certificate.

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Environmental Management Systems

The 1-day Implementing Environmental Management Systems course is designed to provide attendees with the skills and knowledge required to implement an environmental management system conforming to ISO 14001, in order to effectively manage their organisation's environmental risks, and ensure compliance with relevant environmental legislation.

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be able to identify the relevant environmental legislation, assess the organisation's activities and implement an environmental management system.

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Fire Officer (Incident Controller)

This fire course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for fire safety and is an active fire officer/incident controller. The course will also be of benefit to managers who may be nominated as deputies or alternates.

It is a health and safety course designed to give those with fire officer/incident controller responsibility a sound footing in the process and procedures required. We introduce delegates to the relevant legal framework and current HSE recommended best practice, as well as dealing with in-house company procedures.

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Fire Risk Assessment

The Fire Risk Assessment course is a 2-day fire safety training course which has been designed to help you comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which states that it is now compulsory for organisations to conduct a fire risk assessment.

The target audience for this course is facilities managers, health and safety professionals, and of course fire officers who are responsible for the practical implementation of the Fire Safety Order within their particular organisation.

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Fire Safety Training

The Fire Safety course is aimed at all employees who need a basic awareness of fire safety issues. It is a health and safety training course which has been designed to give all personnel the necessary information, skills and training for them to be competent in basic fire safety.

Fires are a common potential danger in every single workplace and industry. Therefore, understanding the risks and having suitable prevention measures in place is vital.

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not offer a practical fire extinguisher exercise, but this can be added for additional cost depending upon facilities available.

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Fire Warden / Fire Marshall

In the confusion and panic caused by a fire, a well-trained fire warden/marshall can literally be the difference between life and death, and are therefore a key compenent of any health and safety emergency evacuation plan.

This fire safety course is designed to give those with fire warden or fire marshall responsibilities a sound footing in the process and procedures required. We introduce delegates to the risk from fire, the relevant legal framework and current HSE recommended best practice, as well as in-house company procedures.

This fire health and safety training course will also be beneficial for others who may be nominated as deputies/alternates.

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Health and Safety Awareness

PLEASE NOTE: This is our own health and safety course which can be tailored to your particular requirements. If you are looking for the CITB accredited 1-day Health and Safety Awareness course, please click here.

The Health and Safety Awareness course is aimed at all employees within an organisation who wish to know more about health and safety and how it fits into their job role.

The course is designed to raise awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, as well as highlighting the importance of the role that every employee has in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace.

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Health and Safety for Managers

Recent changes to legislation means that managers can now be held personally responsible for health and safety breaches. Simply employing someone to look after everything is no longer enough.

This course is aimed at managers and supervisors with health and safety responsibilities, but is equally valid for directors, senior officers and health and safety officers in low risk organisations.

Covering virtually any sector and any organisation, this health and safety training course is designed to give managers the skills and knowledge they need to help them effectively manage health and safety within their workplace.

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Health and Safety Instructor

Our Health and Safety Instructor course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in health and safety (which could include delivering health and safety inductions).

The course covers a general overview of health and safety requirements that should be imparted to the workforce, and is targeted at those new to training health and safety. It is also be ideal for those wishing to update, refresh and revise their health and safety training skills.

It will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in health and safety training techniques.

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Implementing Safety Management Systems

This course is aimed at those responsible for implementing or overseeing a company's safety management system, and will also be useful for directors with health and safety responsibilities.

Without comprehensive and robust systems in place, the safety of employees, visitors amd the public may be compromised.

The course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to implement a health and safety management system to a recognised health and safety standard such as OHSAS 18001 or HSG65, in order to effectively manage their organisation's risks (risk management) and ensure compliance with appropriate health and safety legislation.

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Managing Work Equipment

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) sets out the employer's duty in managing work equipment safely and effectively. It also states that all work equipment must meet certain safety requirements, and be used safely following safe systems of work established by the employer. There are also specific requirements for certain machinery e.g. woodworking machinery, power presses etc.

This health and safety training course will help delegates to understand the requirements of the PUWER Regulations, and enable employers to meet their legal and practical obligations.

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Manual Handling

Our manual handling course will give participants a basic understanding of the factors necessary to ensure their own safety and that of their work colleagues. This manual handling training course is based upon the principles of safe moving and handling of loads known as the 'kinetic' approach to manual handling.

At the conclusion of the course, delegates will have an understanding of safe manual handling principles and possess the skills to avoid the dangers to health of careless and unskilled manual handling operations.

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Manual Handling Instructor

The Manual Handling Instructor course is intended for those new to training manual handling, or those wishing to update their skills. The course will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in manual handling training techniques. It is recommended that delegates have a fundamental knowledge of manual handling techniques.

The course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in safe manual handling principles and covers safe manual handling techniques, manual handling risk assessment and training techniques.

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Manual Handling Risk Assessment

This course is aimed at those responsible for performing a manual handling risk assessment. It will give attendees a basic understanding of the factors necessary to complete a manual handling risk assessment, and ensure their own safety and that of their colleagues and staff they supervise.

Delegates will undertake a number of practical manual handling risk assessments throughout the session. As this manual handling training course is very interactive, it is advised that delegates are reasonably fit and able to take part in the majority of practical manual handling activities, and wear suitable clothing too.

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Office Safety

The Office Safety course is intended for managers and supervisors in office environments, who need to know and understand their responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by the work activities.

Despite in many instances not being as dangerous as other places of work, the office environment poses specific risks to workers, with a particular risk being long-term health issues that are often difficult to identify and manage, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), as well as other dangers such as fire hazards, electrical dangers and COSHH risks.

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Permit to Work Training

A permit to work system ensures that formal validation and authority is given when hazardous work is to be undertaken. It ensures that all components of a safe system of work are established before high risk work commences, thereby controlling and reducing risk to individuals and the organisation. The permit to work is also a means of communication and control between site managers, supervisors, contractors and those carrying out the hazardous work.

This health and safety training course can be tailored to include details of your company-specific permit to work system.

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Risk Assessment

Our risk assessment course is aimed at anyone with specific responsibility for risk assessments, and will also be beneficial for anyone involved in the risk assessment or risk management process. Typical delegates include supervisors, managers, directors and safety representatives.

The course is designed to give those with risk assessment responsibility a sound footing in the process of risk assessment. We introduce delegates to the relevant legal framework and current HSE recommended best practice.

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Risk Assessment Instructor

Our risk assessment instructor course is aimed at employees within an organisation who have been tasked with training other colleagues in risk assessment. It covers a general overview of health and safety requirements, with a particular emphasis on the importance of risk assessment.

It is targeted at those new to training risk assessment courses and could also be ideal for those wishing to update their skills. The course will provide a broad and comprehensive overview of best practice in risk assessment training techniques.

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Sharps Awareness

This course is aimed at operatives who work with sharps, along with their supervisors and managers. It is designed to provide an insight to some of the issues associated with the incorrect handling of sharp objects as well as health risks, and ensuring the safe disposal and handling of these implements.

Our sharps training course is also an ideal course to top-up existing knowledge and tool box training, or for managers needing to understand the issues being faced by their staff, and offers ideas and solutions to help deal with these issues.

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Sharps Awareness Instructor

Coming into contact with sharps can result in cuts and damage to the skin, as well as the contracting of serious diseases should there be contaminated blood present such as on discarded needles for example.

The first day of the Sharps Awareness Instructor course is designed to provide an insight into some of the issues associated with the incorrect handling of such implements, along with highlighting health risks to ensure safe disposal and handling. It is also an ideal course to top-up existing knowledge.

On the second day, we will explore modern training techniques to enable you to provide sharps awareness training to others.

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Working at Height

Working at height can expose workers to particularly severe health and safety risks, and continues to be a major cause of death and serious injury.

Employers have a duty to protect anyone who might be exposed to these risks by ensuring that any form of working at height is planned, supervised and carried out safely.

This basic working at height health and safety training course is specifically designed for anyone whose job requires them to work at height, and which involves them using the necessary height safety equipment to do this work safely. This course can also benefit the supervisor responsible for those working at height.

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