World Day for Health and Safety at Work

28th April marks the World Day for Health and Safety at Work. This campaign has been ongoing since 2003. The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) annual day brings to attention the problem of injuries and accidents at the workplace. The day concentrates on how to promote a safe workplace culture and how you can reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

This year the ILO’s campaign will focus on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilise reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.  Recording this data can help to protect from and reduce workplace injuries.

Recently we wrote a blog on how to keep your office safe, you can read that here.

As well as Health and Safety courses, Ajuda offer many other health and safety related courses such as; First Aid, Manual Handling , Fire Safety and more.  For further information on any of our courses please call us on 029 2057 6883.

Health and Safety Course

This course is designed to make staff more aware of Health & safety Issues within the workplace.

The course covers many health and safety issues within the workplace such as;

– Understand current Health & Safety Legislation

– Recognise the need for Health, Safety & Welfare within the workplace

– Know the workplace and workplace equipment

– Understand the need for Risk assessment

– Understand Manual handling

– Recognise a Hazardous substance

– Understand Ergonomics and workstation design

– Describe safe systems of work in relation to Transport and vehicles

– Understand noise and vibration


First Aid Course

This course will give a good insight to dealing with basic medical emergencies.

By the end of the course the candidate will be able to;

– Describe the Role of the First Aider

– Deal with Incident and casualty management

– Recognise and undertake a Primary assessment, Including CPR

– Recognise a Choking casualty

– Airway and breathing difficulties

– Examine and treat Wounds and bleeding

– Recognise and Management of a Heart Attack

– Deal with Medical conditions

– Describe producers related Recording and reporting all incidents

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Manual Handling Course

Manual Handling injuries account to 36% of all reported workplace accidents. The Health & Social Care sector accounts for 54% of all reported manual handling accidents. This course will provide a consistent approach to Manual Handling that ensures best practice in accordance with the All Wales Local Government Manual Handling Training Passport & Information Scheme.

At the end of the course students will be able to:

– Describe the function of the spine

– Examine & Discuss Manual Handling Legislation

– Discuss Company Manual Handling policy’s

– Describe Ergonomics

– Examine and Discuss Manual Handling Risk Assessment

– Discuss safe handling procedures

– Explain the need for effective teamwork & communication

– Demonstrate safe inanimate load handling


Fire Safety Course

This course highlights the typical role of a fire warden or fire marshal within a workplace. Additionally, this course will give delegates an understanding of how fires start within buildings and the tools to assist with the development and implementation of emergency evacuation arrangements.