Health & Safety Courses

Introduction

Recognising and reducing the dangers in the workplace is essential for all workers if you are to maintain high levels of health and safety. This HSE approved course gives all your staff a basic grounding in health & safety issues, giving them the knowledge and techniques they need to make their workplace safer for themselves, your clients and customers and the general public.

The course can be tailored to cover specific health and safety issues in your business, making the training directly relevant to your everyday working environment.

Is the One-Day Health & Safety in the Workplaceright for me?

This course is right for everyone in the workplace, as we all have a responsibility to look after our own health and safety, as well as that of our colleagues, co-workers and customers.

As an employer, this course should be made available to all staff as part of your obligations under HSE regulations. The course can be tailored to suit the unique needs of a wide range of private companies and public bodies, including:

  • Construction sites
  • Manufacturing sites
  • Chemical plants
  • Shops and shopping centres
  • Leisure venues
  • Offices
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Local community organisations

What will I learn?

By attending this course, you will learn the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace, enabling you to reduce risks and avoid accidents and injuries. You will learn to develop an awareness of health and safety issues, and to understand your duties and responsibilities to yourself, your environment and those around you.

The course will combine the requirements of current health and safety legislation, along with any specific company health and safety policies that may be in place.

What does the course cover?

The course involves both theoretical and practical study of the basics of health and safety in the workplace, including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Specific management regulations
  • Employer and employee’s responsibilities
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations
  • Display screen regulations
  • Protective equipment
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk mamanegemnt
  • Monitoring,audit and review
  • Accident investigation and reporting
  • First aid
  • Manual handling

Duration

You can gain a basic mandatory understanding of the principles of health and safety in the workplace in just one day, with six hours of training, normally held between 9.00am and 4.15pm.

However, you can choose a more convenient start time if you prefer, arranging training at a time to suit your staff and shift patterns.

How am I assessed?

The course is taught in interactive classroom sessions, and you will be continually assessed throughout this process. There will also be a health and safety project set at the end of the course, to be completed in your workplace, with a report returned to us for assessment.

To pass the course, you must pass both the continual assessment and the workplace project elements of the course.

Certification

Upon satisfactory completion of both parts of the course, you will be awarded a Training Academy UK approved certificate, which is valid for three years in both your current and future employment.

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who has care or supervision of passengers travelling by road – in cars, taxis, minicabs or large buses.

It is relevant to volunteers as well as paid staff and covers legal, practical and safety issues. Aims to improve passenger safety by providing the skills and information for passenger assistants to understand and meet the needs of their passengers

Many Local Authorities insist that all Passenger Assistants have this qualification.

The PATS Certificate is now only valid for 3 years

PATS modules Covered by the Course:

Module A: The Role of the Passenger Assistant

This is the ‘foundation’ module because it is a starting point for further training. It covers the role and responsibilities of a passenger assistant, including legal, practical and safety issues

Module B1: Passenger Awareness and Assistance

This module is intended for passenger assistants whose duties involve assisting passengers with disabilities, including wheelchair users but does not cover wheelchair users who travel in their wheelchairs. It contains information on professional etiquette, assisting passengers with walking difficulties, passengers who are blind or partially sighted, passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing and passengers who may use wheelchairs to get to the vehicle.

Module B2: Assisting Passengers who travel in their Wheelchairs

This module is intended for passenger assistants whose duties include assisting passengers who travel in their wheelchairs. It looks at safe use of passenger lifts and wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS) and all the issues surrounding wheelchair user safety on vehicles.

Module C1: Supervising Children and Young People with Special Needs

This includes supervising children and young people with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, sensory restrictions and emotional or behavioural difficulties

Module C2: Working with Adults Who Require Care and Supervision

This includes adult passengers with learning difficulties, dementia, physical disabilities, sensory restrictions and people in mental or emotional distress

Who is it for?

It is relevant to volunteers as well as paid staff and covers legal, practical and safety issues.

Key facts:

  • Course length:
  • Qualification: Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) Certificate, valid for 3 years
  • Maximum class size 12
  • Locations UK Wide
  • Cost: £125 per delegate

PATS is designed for anyone who has care or supervision of passengers travelling by road – in cars, taxis, minicabs or large buses

PATS is now becoming the standard required by most local authorities for staff dealing with the transport of vulnerable children and adults with special needs. These needs may be temporary – eg leaving hospital or long term. Some local Authorities require drivers of their wheelchair accessible taxis to have attended a PATS course before receiving their Hackney Licence. The PATS course is divided into five modules

  • Module A: The Role of the Passenger Assistant
  • Module B1: Passenger Awareness and Assistance
  • Module B2: Assisting Passengers who travel in their Wheelchairs
  • Module C1: Supervising Children and Young People with Special Needs
  • Module C2: Working with Adults Who Require Care and Supervision

During the course you will learn:

  • legal, practical and safety issues
  • assisting passengers with walking difficulties, passengers who are blind or partially sighted, passengers who are deaf or hard of hearing and passengers who may use wheelchairs to get to the vehicle
  • safe use of passenger lifts and wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems
  • supervising children and young people with learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, sensory restrictions and emotional or behavioural difficulties
  • adult passengers with learning difficulties, dementia, physical disabilities, sensory restrictions and people in mental or emotional distress

The course is for anybody in the care, special needs transport, patient transport and community transport areas either working as a full time, part time, self employed or volunteer

The course can be delivered in Modules, all 5 modules take 12 hours

The course is certificated by Training Academy UK

Maximum course size 12

Course Details

The correct use of wheelchair tiedown/anchor training and occupant restraint safety systems can be delivered On-site, with the best practice operational use of passenger carrying lift training. A duty of care to all passengers during transit is their unequivocal right, as it is the right, of staff responsible for passenger safety, to be trained and certified in the correct use of wheelchair anchor points/tiedown and occupant restraint systems and the use of passenger lifts.

  • Cost: £69 per delegate