Infection Control & Prevention
Infections are often easily dealt with but sometimes, if they are not managed effectively, they can create serious problems. Training & awareness of the importance of minimising the risk of infection in the workplace in order to prevent diseases from spreading is required to comply with legal responsibilities under the Public Health Regulations, RIDDOR 2013 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Health & Safety
The Health & Safety at Work Act came in to force in 1974 and covers everyone at work. The Act makes it clear that everyone has a part to play in health & safety at work. The main purpose is to encourage high standards and prevent people coming to harm at work.

Safeguarding Children, Young People & Adults
It is now a requirement for all those working with Children, Young People and/or their Families and Adults at Risk to have a knowledge of how to Safeguard. Safeguarding means protecting their health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is also important to recognise what your role is in Safeguarding as it may be vital to the welfare of the Child, Young Person or Adult, so it is essential that you are aware of the different ways in which you may be involved

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, regulation 12 states that ‘every employer who undertakes work which is liable to expose an employee to a substance hazardous to health shall provide that employee with suitable and sufficient information, instruction and training.’ Employees also have a legal responsibility to co-operate fully with their employer in order to enable them to meet their legal obligations.

Working at Height
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to ensure that a sufficient risk assessment is carried out so that all potential work at height risks are effectively identified, controlled and managed

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 2003 & the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 all require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition to protect employees from danger. This also includes self-employed individuals e.g. DJs & Hair Dressers