Effective health and safety training is essential to make sure everyone has the necessary skills, knowledge and information to do their jobs safely. This page explains our policy and competency framework for health and safety training. It also includes details of current health and safety training arrangements and courses.
Health and safety training policy
Health and Safety Training Policy and the CHST Training Matrix 2019-20 explain the Council’s competency-based approach to health and safety training. It includes mandatory training for managers, including head teachers and senior managers, and employees in certain job roles.
The Individual health and safety training needs assessment form is for managers to use to identify and record the health and safety training needs of their employees. The Health and safety training matrix template can be used to record and monitor employees' health and safety training.
Training course information
Information about all our courses,including dates and times, are available in our Health-and-Safety-Training-Courses-2020-21 brochure. Please note that mandatory courses are free to schools that buy our health and safety package.
If you need more specific training, we might be able to develop something for you. Fill out the New training course request form (for new or bespoke courses) and send it to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, there may be a charge for this.
*Corporate Health and Safety face-to-face training courses have been paused as the team are reviewing how these courses are being delivered going forward*
If you need more information, contact us on 640748.
Chief Officer Group has agreed that cancellation charges can be made for delegates who fail to attend courses without any, or insufficient, notice. This is in line with normal practice by training providers.
Charges will apply even if you don’t usually pay for health and safety courses. The charges are:
- 50% of the current course fee for cancellations within two weeks of the course.
- 100% of the fee for ‘no shows’ and cancellations within two days of the course.
Please see below for the Corporate Health and Safety Team's offer of e-learning courses. These courses have been developed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. (RoSPA)
At the beginning of each course you will be asked to enter your name. On completion of the course a pop up box will appear confirming level of achievement. Please screen shot this page for your records and send to your School Business Manager/Supervisor as each school is required to keep a record of employee completion.
- Display Screen Equipment
- Fire Safety and Evacuation - non-audio
- Safe Manual Handling - non-audio
- Asbestos Awareness - non-audio
- Working at Height with Access Equipment - non-audio
- Introduction to Risk Assessment - non-audio
Nicky and the Health and Safety Team
|Course||Who must complete?||How often?|
|Fire||All colleagues other than those who receive face-to-face mandatory fire training||Annually|
|DSE||All colleagues who use Display Screen Equipment||Two yearly (ties in with eye test requirements)|
|Work at Height||All colleagues whose job role includes some work at height activities but do not receive face-to-face WAH training||Annually|
|Manual Handling||All colleagues whose job role includes some manual handling activities but do not receive face-to-face manual handling training||Annually|
Mandatory refresher training
Managers and supervisors must complete mandatory refresher training every three years. You must complete the four half day courses first.
First aid training
Currently first aid is no longer available through the Corporate Health and Safety Team.
Please contact us for approved suppliers.