Health and Safety

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Organisation must meet all requirements under the Health and Safety Act 1974. At Gravitas Business Academy we also offer a consultancy service to which we aim to ensure that your company is fully compliant with Health and Safety law by taking a pragmatic approach. It gives our trainees opportunity to have a firsthand experience on industrial practice where available.

Spring clean your existing policies and procedures or write them for you.
Test your existing measures to ensure compliance.
Audit your facility and employees.
Review your contractors to ensure that they are doing all they need to do to ensure compliance.

All major organisations are expected to have the following in place:
A Health and Safety policy.
Documented Risk Assessments for Hazards.
Access to competent Health & Safety advice.
Adequate Health & Safety Training for Managers.

This course is an introductory qualification which is designed to improve the health and safety culture of different organisations through equipping the workforce and for the employees to be able to identify and deal with hazards at work place, by helping to reduce accidents / incidents in such work environments.

The Nebosh award is based on International standards and is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of Health and Safety as part of their job. Trainees are not expected to have previous knowledge in Health and Safety, and this award is ideal for individuals intending to have basic knowledge in Health and Safety. This award will be quite useful for among others:
* Facilities Manager
* Human Resources Personnel
* Workers Representatives
* Team Leaders and Supervisors

Unit HSW1 Workplace Safety Foundations
The foundations of health and safety.
The responsibility for health and safety.
Health and Safety risk assessment and control.
Hazards and controls associated with work equipment.
Transport Safety.
Fire Safety.
Hazards and controls associated with electricity.
Hazards and controls associated with manual handling and repetitive movement.
Hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances.
Hazards and controls associated with the working environment.

Unit HSW2 Workplace Risk Assessment
A workplace based risk assessment activity that covers the application of understanding related to the HSW1 unit.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is one of the World's leaders in Health and Safety training worldwide. IOSH was founded in 1945 and holds the largest Health and Safety membership organisations worldwide, with over 40,000 individual members in 99 countries of the world.

IOSH has a range of awards aimed at different roles people play in their organisation.

Programme Structure:
IOSH Managing Safely:
Introducing Managing Safely
Assessing Risks
Controlling Risks
Understanding your Responsibilities
Identifying Hazards
Investigating Accidents and Incidents
Measuring Performance
Protecting our Environment

IOSH Safety for Senior Executives:
This course is aimed at Senior Executives that provide strategic leadership and set the necessary policy on Health and Safety for the implementation of Health and Safety in the organisation.

Programme Structure:
Why Health and Safety is important
Responsibilities under Health and Safety legislation
Health and Safety Management

IOSH Supervising Safely:
This course is designed for people who are working as supervisors or lead small team of workers in industries and various other organisations.

Programme Structure:
The Supervisors Role.
Hazards, Risks and Control Measures.
Improving Safety Performance.
Understanding Responsibilities
Environmental Awareness

IOSH Working Safely:
This is an essential course for all workers no matter what category they belong, either contractors or employees. There is need for awareness and understanding of the various hazards and controls that exists in the workplace. The course enables the employees to focus on the importance of Health and Safety at the workplace.

Programme Structure:
Introducing Working Safely.
Definition of Hazard and Risk.
Identifying Common Hazards.
Improving Safety Performance.
Protecting our Environment

N.B. Certificates to be awarded by IOSH & NEBOSH

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President, Borky S. G. Bakre & Associates – a Knowledge – Driven, and Government Accredited Environmental Consulting and Contracting Firm. He is also the President of the Management Board of Centre for Conservation of Energy and Efficient Resources Utilization (CEERU). Borky is an Inventor, a Designer / Developer of Technology, including automated systems, and also an accredited Environmental Professional by various Agencies of Government (including DPR & LASEPA). He has received two (2) Commendations from the Science and Technology Fund for the “Auto-Service Mat with Wheels” and “Borky Liquid Fuel Gauge”, which were both developed and patented by him.

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