General Health
& Safety


As well as our wide range of accredited training programmes, we have a number of short programmes covering various other aspects general health and safety programmes where risk is present in construction and other industries.

Upcoming General Health & Safety Courses

Health and safety


A Vehicle Banksman is the person who is in charge of directing the movements of large vehicles on a work site, particularly large cranes during loading and unloading.

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.

Sometimes substances are easily recognised as harmful. Common substances such as paint, bleach or dust from natural materials may also be harmful.


Under the Manual Handling Regulations, if your workplace requires manual handling activities then it’s essential that everyone receives proper training and understands the associated risks. This includes roles such as, but not limited to;

  • Warehouse and factory staff
  • Manual labourers who are lifting and moving heavy loads
  • Those in the construction industry
  • Farmhands
  • Office workers  

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 defines manual handling as ‘any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.’


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