Health and Safety 501

Unit 501 Promote a positive health and safety culture
Introduction
I was approached by the Managing Director to take responsibility for all H&S matters within the Electranet Group of companies in 2009 as the H&S ethos of the group and lost its way and was failing.   My first task was to promote H&S and gain buy in from all personnel and to demonstrate to our customers that we had a proactive and positive H&S culture within the company, this was achieved with the awards on an Aspire Defence Contract that the brought the company‚Äôs reputation to the forefront as a leading example of how H&S should be demonstrated within the work place and the achievement of two awards. (Evidence E 0010, E0011 and E0012)

1.1 Be able to advocate commitment to a positive health and safety culture in the organisation: This is an ongoing process within the business and starts with the company induction process on day one.   I reviewed the current induction presentation and brought it in line with current legislation.   All personnel where re-inducted using the new presentation and any new employees joining the company are given the health and safety induction as part of their first serial on the induction day (Evidence E003).

On completion of their induction process all personnel are signed up to an E-Learning H&S portal called Human Focus (www.Human Focus.org) this is a H&S training portal that has a plethora of courses that individuals have to complete within a given time frame. During the year staff must show progression, the vast majority of the modules are valid for 3 years less Asbestos training which for all engineers, Project Managers, Surveyors and the Health and Safety team must complete every 12 months along with the Manual Handling training. login instruction is issued to all staff (Evidence E0013).    

To demonstrate commitment to all staff the Managing Director was booked onto a HCS Safety Ltd Health & Safety for Directors course...