Health & Safety

Health and Safety courses in Kent

Health and Safety courses in Kent

Enhance your knowledge on various health and safety regulations by enrolling in one of the training programmes by NVC Awareness Training & Consultancy in Kent, South East England and across the UK.

Benefits of attending our courses 

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, we aim to improve your knowledge regarding employers and employee duties towards supporting a safe working environment;
Section 2 (Employers duties) – places a duty on all employers to, so far as is reasonably practicable, ensure the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of employees at work.
Section 7 (Employees duties) – to take reasonable care of their own Health and Safety. Take reasonable care of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
The overall aim of our training courses are to review your current practice and procedures, whilst discuss alternative measures which will enhance your safety, whilst promoting a culture of positive customer (ie; service users, customers, residents, patients, students or others) support. 
Course standards and specifications

Our training courses and standards are accredited through:

• Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
• Pearsons (previously known as Edexcel)
• British Institute of Inn-keeping Awarding Body (BIIAB)
• Qualifications Network UK (QN UK)

All delegates will receive: 
• A comprehensive Work Book 
• Certification 
• Post training support via email, telephone or text

Health and safety legislations

Our health and safety courses

Equality and Diversity

Course overview

This course is designed to develop and assess the knowledge and understanding of those who need to understand equality and diversity or who are working or wish to work in roles where this type of knowledge is needed in a wide range of settings. 
Course content

The course will cover:
• What is Equality and Diversity?
• Different factors included in diversity
• Individual needs and requirements
• The law surrounding Equality and Diversity
• Reporting and whistle blowing 

Certification is awarded through the BIIAB

Health and Safety

Course overview

This course provides individuals with the basic knowledge and understanding of the principles of Health and Safety for employees working within any sector. It provides learners with the ability to contribute to the overall health and safety culture of their organisation.

Course Content

The course will cover:
• Define health and safety and its significance
• Explain the costs and benefits of good/poor health and safety
• The roles of government, local authorities, employers and employees
• Outline the main features of current health and safety legislation
• Describe the most common types of workplace injuries and accidents
• Identify and describe common hazards in the workplace
• Identify measures to prevent injuries and accidents
• Outline control measures for the most common workplace hazards
• Describe the main characteristics of a healthy, safe workplace

Certification is awarded through the ICM

Manual Handling and Safe Moving 

Course overview
                                                                                                                                               
The course explores the issues relating to manual handling injuries which are the cause of more lost days at work in the United Kingdom, with strains and pains due to incorrect lifting techniques being the most cause of suffering to employees.

Course content     

The course will cover:
• The legal aspects of safe manual handling
• How to avoid hazardous manual handling operations
• Assessment of risks and the associated hazards
• The application of safe manual handling

Certification is awarded through the ICM

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Young Children

Course overview

This course is suitable for anyone whose job role involves working with vulnerable adults, whether it’s on a full-time or part-time basis. The course is suitable for workers at all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time staff and volunteers, and requires no pre-requisite knowledge.  

Course content
                                                                                                                                                                   
The course will cover:      
• Understanding of the law relating to equality and diversity
• Know the meaning of fairness
• Define prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination
• Know about cross cultural communication

Certification is awarded through the ICM

Fire Safety Awareness

Course overview
                                                                                                                                          
To ensure that employees are provided with suitable and sufficient instruction and training on the appropriate precautions and actions to be taken to safeguard themselves and other relevant persons on the premises.

Course content       
                                                                                                                                                                  
The course will cover:
• Fire safety law
• Fires safety standards and risk assessments
• The causes and effects of fires in the workplace
• Actions to be taken to protect people and property
• Types of fire extinguishers and their use (theory)

Certification is awarded through the ICM


Fire Marshall

Course overview
For staff appointed as a Fire Marshal or Fire Warden in their workplace. The course will provide learners with a thorough understanding of their role and responsibilities and provide the skills and knowledge required.

Course Content

The course will cover:
• Basic fire-fighting
• Emergency and evacuation procedures
• Fire regulations and responsibilities of the Fire marshal
• Causes of fires
• Correct use of fire extinguishers
• Fire science
• Fire risk assessment
• Testing of fire-fighting equipment
• Training in the use of fire-fighting equipment

Certification is awarded through the ICM


Food Safety

Course overview

For staff who need to gain the qualification for preparing, cooking and handling food safely. This course will provide food handlers with an appreciation and understanding of good food hygiene practice.

Course Content

The course will cover:
• Define food safety.
• State the symptoms and causes of food poisoning.
• State the benefits associated with good food safety.
• State the sources of food poisoning bacteria.
• Describe how food poisoning can occur and how it can be prevented.
• Define cross-contamination.
• State the requirements for construction for food premises.
• State the statuary requirements for food premises.
• State the benefits of a documented food management system

Certification is awarded through the BIIAB



Personal Licence Holders

Course overview

To enable individuals to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol where there is a Premises Licence - an essential if you wish to run a pub, restaurant, club, bar or off-licence. This course should be taken by anyone who works in a role which requires them to authorise the sale of alcohol to the public.  

Course content

The course will cover:
• What the Licensing Act 2003 is all about
• The Four Licensing Objectives
• The role of Licensing Authorities
• Personal Licences - legal responsibilities and penalties
• Premises Licences - what a Premises Licence covers
• Mandatory Conditions on a Premises Licence; and penalties
• Hearings and Reviews
• The Designated Premises Supervisor - role and responsibility
• Temporary Event Notices - permitted temporary licensable activities
• Unauthorised licensable activities
• Due diligence defence
• Rights of entry to licensed premises
• Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises
• Specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol
• Protection of children from harm
• Offences

Certification is awarded through Pearsons



Responsible Alcohol Retailing

Course overview

This qualification enables individuals to understand the main points of licensing law. Recognise the responsibilities associated with the retail sale of alcohol and understand their duties concerning under-age sales and serving persons who are drunk. Support the designated premises supervisor to retail alcohol responsibly on their licensed premises.

Course content

The course will cover:
• The nature of alcohol and the effect that it has on the human body
• The 2003 Licensing Act; how it relate to alcohol retailers and servers
• Licensing law in relation to the protection of children from harm
• The social responsibilities relating to the retail sale of alcohol
• How to recognise drunkenness; your duty not to serve drunk customers
• Appropriate strategies that can be adopted to prevent or eliminate alcohol-related crime and conflict and the importance of personal safety.

Certification is awarded through the ICM




Drugs Awareness

Course overview

To ensure individuals are aware of the legal and social issues surrounding illegal drug use and drug dealing on licensed premises. It will give the learner the knowledge and confidence they need to help prevent and deal effectively with any drug related problems.

Course content

The course will cover:
• General drug trends and who to approach for information
• Drug legislation which may affect licensed premises
• The need for multi-agency liaison and the importance of partnerships
• How to initiate, implement and monitor a drug strategy (drug policy)
• How to carry out a needs assessment
• How to deal with drug users and dealers
• The legal requirements in relation to found or confiscated drugs
• How to eliminate drugs from your premises
• How to comply with the requirements of public safety

Certification is awarded through the BIIAB





Emergency First Aid at Work

The minimum legal requirement is to have an 'appointed person' (AP) to take charge of first aid arrangements in the workplace. This person does not have to be a trained and qualified emergency first-aider or first-aider, although many employers regard this as best practice.

Course overview
                                                                                                                                          
In order to become an emergency first-aider this course is the minimum level of first-aid training that is required. Employers and staff need to assess their First Aid needs by identifying any specific work hazards and ensuring that sufficient first aid personnel, equipment and facilities are available to deal with the possible consequences of these hazards.  

Course content         
                                                                                                                                                              
The course will cover:
• The responsibilities of the Emergency First Aider
• Actions in an emergency
• Primary and secondary surveys
• Breathing, circulation an d CPR
• Shock and bleeding
• Seizures and epilepsy
• Minor injuries and burns
Certification is awarded through the QN UK






First Aid at Work

Course overview
This qualification is intended for staff already working or preparing to work in industry. Staff gaining this qualification will know that First Aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment. The First aid at Work qualification is only valid for 3 years. The first aid qualification can be renewed by sitting a refresher course. 
Course content   

The course will cover:
• What is First Aid • First Aid in the Workplace
• Responsibilities of First Aider • Action in an emergency
• Primary & secondary survey • Breathing and circulation
• Principles of resuscitation • Respiration and circulation
• Wounds and bleeding • Disorders of consciousness 
• Foreign objects • Burns and scalds
• Bones, joints and muscle injuries • Poisoning
• Incident management • Bites and stings
• Effects of heat and cold

Certification is awarded through the QN UK







Paediatric First Aid

Course overview      
                                                                                                                                            
Individuals requiring theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques that are specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

Course content
                                                                                                                                                            
At the end of the course:
• Unresponsiveness
• Airway obstruction
• Suffering from shock
• Wounded and bleeding
• Fractures or dislocation
• Head, neck or back injury
• Conditions effecting the eyes, ears or nose
• Chronic medical conditions or sudden illness
• Experiencing the effects of extreme heat and/or cold
• Poisoning
• Bitten or stung
• Electric shock

Certification awarded through the QN UK








To enrol in any of our health and safety courses, call NVC Awareness Training & Consultancy on 
0845 056 4343 or 07800 904 551
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