The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, as amended in 2002 apply to a wide range of manual handling activities, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying. The load may be either animate, such as a person or an animal, or inanimate, such as a box or a trolley. It is the responsibility of any employer to reduce the risk involved with handling tasks and provide training.
Fire Awareness & Fire Marshall (also known as Fire Warden)
Fire Safety training for staff, in Scotland, is a legal requirement under the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, in England & Wales it is a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 while in Northern Ireland it’s the Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010.
These Regulations state that if a property has Portable Fire Extinguishers and/or has paying over nights Guests then Staff are required to have training in Fire Safety and/or Fire Marshall training. This training expires after 1 or 3 years depending on the risk of the building, keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep current and refresher training is required.