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Frequently asked questions

  • Health and safety refers to measures taken to protect the well-being and physical safety of individuals in the workplace or public spaces. This includes identifying and controlling risks, providing training and protective equipment, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

  • Employers are primarily responsible for health and safety in the workplace, but employees also have a responsibility to take reasonable care of their own safety and that of others who may be affected by their work.

  • To become a health and safety officer, you typically need a relevant degree or diploma in health and safety, or a related field such as environmental health or occupational health and safety. Relevant work experience is also important, and professional certifications may be required or preferred.

  • Health and safety training is important to ensure that employees understand the risks associated with their work and know how to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others. It can also help to ensure compliance with legal requirements and improve overall safety culture in the workplace.

  • The frequency of health and safety training refreshers will depend on the specific training and workplace requirements. Refresher training should be provided whenever there are significant changes in work processes, equipment or regulations, or if there is evidence that employees are not adhering to safety procedures.

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