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LONG 532 - Health and Safety Program (14 weeks)

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Course Description

This course provides participants with the information they need to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, and to develop a safety culture in the workplace. This course is an opportunity for the participants to update their knowledge in main topics such as: Working at height and confined places, Fire Safety and Evacuation, Manual Handling, First aid, Risk assessment and Waste Collection and Disposal

 Note:"The minimum number of participants to conduct this course is 3 person"

Course Objectives

  •     Developing the skills to implement a risk management system to avoid injuries and health problems at your workplace
  •     Implementing ergonomics and develop the management tools to avoid disabilities
  •     Developing accident investigation skills
  •     Understanding the safety skills

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Human resources officers
  • Safety directors
  • Anyone concerned about  Health and safety in the workplace

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

  • Working at Height
  • Introduction to working at height
  • Employer’s responsibilities
  • Employee’s responsibilities
  • Planning work
  • Risk assessment steps
  • Using ladders and stepladders
  • The lifting devices

Week 2

  • Scaffolding
  • Independent tied scaffold
  • Putlog scaffold
  • Birdcage scaffold
  • Static tower
  • Basic independent tied scaffold
  • Scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  • Protective fans, pavement gantry
  • Loading bay, roof saddle scaffold
  • Splay scaffold roof edge protection

Week 3

  • Fire Safety and Evacuation
  • Fire safety
  • Fire Statistics – the scale of the problem
  • The chemistry of combustion – How fires start & spread
  • Actions in the event of fire
  • What can go wrong – examples of failures in fire precautions?
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Classes of fire – Firefighting media

Week 4

  • Fire Safety and Evacuation (cont.)
  • The duties of a fire safety
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Video presentations
  • Tour of the workplace
  • The practical use of fire extinguishers
  • The role of the emergency evacuation coordinator
  • Emergencies other than fire such as bomb, terrorist and environmental 

Week 5

  • Manual Handling
  • What is manual handling?
  • The risks and consequences of manual handling
  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Assessing manual handling tasks and minimizing risk
  • The dangers of patient handling and traditional lifting and moving techniques
  • Safer patient handling alternatives
  • Evaluation

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

  • First Aid
  • First Aid priorities
  • Managing incidents
  • Basic life support
  • Casualty examination
  • Circulation and bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Common illnesses
  • Heart attacks

Week 10

  • Risk assessment
  • Legislation and risk assessment
  • Non legal rationale
  • Inspection
  • Training and development
  • Contractor monitoring
  • Safety statement development
  • Stages of risk assessment
  • Hazard identification

Week 11

  • Risk assessment (cont.)
  • Control description
  • Organising company assessments
  • Judgement of risks
  • Control description
  • Assessment formats
  • Recording assessments
  • Information sources

Week 12

  • Permit to work
  • The necessity for permits to work, including high risk activities
  • The function and role of a permit to work within the overall risk control framework
  • The typical contents of a permit to work
  • The procedure for issuing a permit to work
  • The cessation and termination of a permit
  • The responsibilities of the issuer and receiver of the permit
  • Potential difficulties and solutions with the permit to work system

Week 13

  • Waste management and pollution minimization
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of solid waste management
  • Sources of wastes
  • Types of wastes
  • Composition of municipal solid waste
  • Physical, chemical, and biological properties of municipality solid waste
  • Management and planning issues
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Solid wastes
  • Waste management and  pollution minimization
  • Waste handling
  • Waste separation
  • Waste storage

Week 14

  • Waste management and pollution minimization (cont.)
  • Waste processing at the source
  • Thermal conversion technologies
  • Biological and chemical conversion technologies
  • Recycling of materials found in solid waste,
  • Disposal of solid waste
  • Closure of landfills