Safety course

Practical advice for employers on how to prevent one of the main causes of serious accidents in the workplace will be set out in a short course being offered by Fenland District Council next month.

The course will cover the five steps needed to complete an effective risk assessment. One section will focus specifically on preventing falls from height, including ladders, which are among the major causes of deaths and major injuries at work, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

The course will be held at Fenland District Council’s offices at Melbourne Avenue, March, on Tuesday, May 14 (9.15am-12.30pm). Places cost £38.50.

Similar training courses are regularly held by FDC to help businesses with their health and safety management. Run by experienced environmental health staff, they provide employers and employees with essential knowledge and understanding of good health and safety practices and how this reduces business risks.

Under current legislation employers have a statutory duty to provide their staff with suitable health and safety training, instruction and supervision.

To book places on the May 14 course or get more details on all of the council’s health and safety training courses, call Dawn Sadler, FDC’s senior environmental health officer, or the environment and leisure support team on 01354 654321, or e-mail dsadler@fenland.gov.uk or

environmentalservicererequests@fenland.gov.uk.