Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

QMI Scotland Ltd have developed a number of Occupational Health & Safety related courses, (including BS OHSAS 18001 training) and through their experienced instructors can deliver these half day and full day courses within your workplace. These courses can be tailored to suit your work environment and requirements. Specific risk assessments can be undertaken as part of the practical element of the courses therefore providing the attendees the confidence to continue with their own internal risk assessments.

BS OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety)

This standard was published in 2007 and describes the essential contents of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS) based on the established Plan/Do/Check/Act principle which is also implemented in the Quality ISO 9001 and Environmental ISO 14001 standards.

If your organisation is certified to one or more of these management systems then it also provides the opportunity to integrate / merge the systems. Please use the following link to our Integrated Management Systems page.

BS OHSAS 18001 Training Packages

QMI Scotland also offers two BS OHSAS 18001 training courses in relation to this standard which complement the development of the 18001 standard, or for assisting in the management of an existing system.

The first is the BS OHSAS 18001 Foundation training course which explains the standard and how it relates to business. It is an excellent introduction to the standard and allows the participants to determine the standards specific relevance to their own business and how they will apply the standard successfully.

The second is the BS OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor course for those organisations who are implementing the standard for their business. To achieve this aim there will be the requirement to set up and maintain their system and to undertake their own Internal Audits. This course will provide the knowledge and competence to conduct effective internal audit programmes.

Other Health & Safety Courses provided by QMI

Risk Assessment

‘Employers must provide suitable and sufficient risk assessments within the workplace. This half day session provides attendees with: an introduction of legal requirements, awareness of responsibilities related to risk assessment and knowledge & understanding of the risk assessment process. This session can be extended to a full day which incorporates the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. Under the guidance of QMI trained instructors, practical exercises within the workplace are then completed and reviewed by participants.’

Manual Handling Risk Assessment

It is recognised that manual handling related injury costs millions of pounds to employers cumulatively. In 2012/2013, an estimated 1.6 million working days were lost due to handling related injuries. The estimated average number of days lost for each handling injury was 10.8 days (Labour Force Survey).
To reduce the risk of injury from manual handling, this half day course gives attendees an introduction to the legal and practical elements for safe manual handling within the workplace. The full day course will also focus on the manual handling risk assessment process with practical exercises included.’

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

It is imperative that employers not only consider safety as a serious issue but also that the health of the workforce should be assured. For example, around 13 000 deaths each year from occupational lung disease and cancer are estimated to have been caused by past exposure, primarily to chemicals and dusts, at work (Labour Force Survey).

This course introduces the health issues in which the COSHH Regulations describe the duties imposed on both the employer and the employee; detailing and how these requirements can be implemented within the workplace. Extended to a full day, the course will also allow a practical element in completing a COSHH risk assessment using relevant information such as Safety Data Sheets and related legislation.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

This course has been designed to allow attendees to gain practical assessments skills of work station hazards and risks related to display screen equipment. It is often underestimated the potential harm caused by the continuous use of display screen equipment. Symptoms may include: neck, shoulder, arm/back pain, fatigue or even stress. The causes of these common complaints are not always fully addressed during the risk assessment process.

The content of this course covers the legislative requirements along with practical assessment incorporated into the theory. On completion of the course, attendees will have increased awareness and the knowledge to complete an individual DSE assessment. The length of the course will depend on the number of attendees and the amount of assessment support required.

First Aid (3 days)

‘Employers are required to provide adequate First Aid arrangements for employees at work.’  This 3 day course demonstrates the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981. Attendees receive both practical and theoretical knowledge covering common injuries and illnesses deemed applicable to the workplace. A continuous assessment process employed by our experienced instructors leads to a first aid certificate which is valid for a three year period. Refresher training can be provided which involves two day course attendance.

Emergency First Aid (1 day)

This course is designed for people requiring training in emergency first aid and is suited for designated first aiders in small and low risk work areas. Attendees receive both theoretical and practical skills needed by a first aider in the modern workplace. The course will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. Successful completion of this one day course leads to a national qualification which is valid for three years.’

Managing Safely (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH)

‘Managing Safely’ is a course designed for managers and supervisors of any organisation or sector and is unlike any other. The course is delivered over four days and offers health and safety management using a variety of teaching methods by our experienced, IOSH registered instructors. There is the interaction and participation between attendees and instructors involved in an integrated expectation meet the course objectives. Successful completion of a practical assessment leads to a highly recognised Health & Safety qualification accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.’

Working Safely (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, IOSH)

The ‘Working Safely’ course is designed to train employees to ensure their actions contribute to the health and safety within the workplace. This one day course covers the essential information that employees should understand and will assist in regards to health and safely. There are practical exercises to reinforce the message of ‘taking reasonable care of his/her own health and safety, and the safety of others who may be affected by his/her acts or omission’ (Health & Safety Act etc 1974). On completion of the course delegates will gain a recognised IOSH qualification.

Experience and Approval

QMI auditors and trainers offering BS OHSAS 18001 training are registered with the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA), which is administered by the Chartered Quality Institute. We have specialists in the Health & Safety field who have many years experience in the audit and assessment of Health & Safety management systems across a broad spectrum of industry and commerce.