Workplace Safety

What is Worksplace Safety training?

Workplace safety training is a process that aims to provide your workforce with knowledge and skills to perform their work in a way that is safe for them and their co-workers. In addition, an effective workplace safety plan includes instructions and guidelines to identify hazards, report them, and deal with incidents.

As an employer, it is your legal (and moral) responsibility to instruct your workers how to perform in a safe and healthy manner before they even start to work. Safety training is an integral part of the new employee orientation process, but it also requires regular “refresher” courses for compliance (and effectiveness). Not only because employee alertness goes down over time, but also because safety protocols change to keep up with changes in equipment, materials, and roles within the business.

Why do we need Workplace Safety Training?

As required in the Occupational health and Safety Act (OSHA 2007) in Kenya safety training are the bare minimum. When planning your workplace safety training program, your goal should be to minimize incidents, maximize awareness and alertness, and keep your employees healthy, happy and productive.

What are the advantatages of investing in workplace safety?

There are plenty of advantages to investing more time and thought in a well-planned workplace safety training program. Some of the advantages include:

♦  Reduces productivity loss due to illness or injury

♦  Results in higher employee satisfaction

♦  Reduced worker compensation for medical leave due work-related injuries and illnesses

♦  Protection from liability lawsuits

♦  Future incident prevention

EHS Consultancy Ltd is available to work with your organization to customize your training needs. We provide individually tailored health and safety training courses that address your specific needs either in-house, or at our safety training venue delivered by health and safety consultants.  We train issues towards developing the following programs:

♦  Biosafety and Biosecurity

♦  Occupational Health

♦  Bloodborne pathogens

♦  Chemical Hygiene Plans (CHP)

♦  Fire safety and use of fire equipment

♦  Hazard Communication

♦  Radiation safety

♦  Spill prevention

♦  Waste Management

♦  Monitoring and evaluation

♦  Regulations and Compliance

♦  Vertebrate and invertebrate animal safety