South Devon College

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Health and Safety


Why South Devon College?

Business Advantage has served businesses and sole traders throughout the South West since 2005, providing high-quality training across a variety of areas, including accountancy, management and leadership, first aid, health and safety, human resources and more.

We pride ourselves in offering bespoke solutions that suit your needs and make a real and lasting difference to your organisation, regardless of the size of your business. Whether you need a short half-day course or a substantial programme of management training, we will have the courses to help you develop your company.

Manual Handling (Online) - CIEH Level 2 Awareness

If you are an industrial or office worker who handles materials, boxes, mail or packages this course is designed for you. It covers the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls available. This course is aimed at people who carry out manual handling activities at work. Delegates are introduced to the hazards of manual handling, the risks involved and the controls available.

The process of manual handling in the workplace:

- Manual handling injuries and the activities that cause them
- Manual handling assessment and control options
- Responsibilities imposed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks Fee

To find out when the next Manual Handling (Online) course is scheduled, please contact our Team on 01803 540600.

Health and Safety in the Workplace - CIEH Level 2

This course has been designed to make you aware of your own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public in the workplace. It is essential knowledge of health and safety for employees in any business. Employers have a responsibility to provide safe and healthy workplace conditions, as well as safe systems. The knowledge and attitude of employees demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks. No previous experience required. The course will cover various topics including:

• Legislation
• Health
• Safety
• Transport & Vehicles
• Welfare Ergonomics
• Manual Handling

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks Fee
AW2HS21SBNProfessional Centre,
Heathfield
03/JUL/17 -
03/JUL/17
Mon 9 15 -
16 30
1£55.00 Apply

To find out when the next Health and Safety in the Workplace course is scheduled, please contact our Team on 01803 540600.

Health and Safety (Online) - CIEH Level 2 Awareness

This course has been designed to make you aware of your own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public in the workplace. It is essential knowledge of health and safety for employees in any business. Employers have a responsibility to provide safe and healthy workplace conditions, as well as safe systems. The knowledge and attitude of employees demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks. No previous experience required. The course will cover various topics including:

- Legislation
- Health
- Safety
- Transport & Vehicles
- Welfare Ergonomics
- Manual Handling
- Equipment
- Workstation Design
- Noise & Vibration
- Hazardous Substances
- Risk Assessment

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks Fee

To find out when the next Health and Safety (Online) course is scheduled, please contact our Team on 01803 540600.

Managing Safely - IOSH

Are you a Supervisor, Team Leader or Manager who needs to ensure compliance with both your organisation’s policy and practices in health and safety? Comprising of seven core modules the programme is designed to be tailored to meet the individual organisation requirements. This course is certified by the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health.

Code Location Dates Day Time Weeks Fee
CT3IMS1SBVSWEC 07/FEB/17 -
28/MAR/17
Tue 16 00 -
19 00
8£330.00 Apply
CT3IMS1SBNProfessional Centre,
Heathfield
05/JUN/17 -
26/JUN/17
Mon 8 30 -
16 30
4£330.00 Apply

To find out when the next Managing Safely course is scheduled, please contact our Team on 01803 540600.


Funding

If you are aged 24 or over, you could be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan on some courses. This works in a similar way to a Higher Education loan for university, and you can borrow a minimum of £300 to a maximum that is equal to the cost of your course. This is not means tested, and does not have to be repaid until you are earning in excess of £21,000, and not before April 2017. Repayments are charged at 9% of any income above £21,000.

If course fees total £100 or more, you could pay for your course in instalments by Direct Debit. This allows you to take control of your payment schedule, with monthly repayments starting at just £25.

If an employer is paying the fee of the course, a formal letter on headed paper is required, detailing that the full costs will be covered. Employers fees are payable in full, and instalments are not available. To find out more about the funding you could receive, contact our team today.


Bespoke packages

To ensure that we can meet the needs of businesses in the South West, we aim to provide bespoke training packages wherever possible. If necessary, we can deliver training on company premises, minimising the impact that your employees' studies will have on your business.

We can also deliver bespoke English and maths courses to develop your staff members' literacy and numeracy, ensuring they are effective communicators who can solve problems efficiently. These are free to eligible adults who don't already have Level 1, Level 2 or Functional Skills qualifications, and can be sector-specific packages to meet your needs. Contact our team today to find out more.


Are you an adult looking for an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way of gaining important skills and qualifications with work-based training. You'll also receive a wage whilst you study, which makes apprenticeship training a fantastic option for adults preparing for employment.

You can start an apprenticeship even if you are already employed, or the College can help you secure an employer in a relevant field. They develop real work experience, and you gain both technical and academic skills with 4 days per week spent in the workplace and the remaining day in College.


Are you a business looking to employ an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of attracting enthusiastic employees with the skills to have a lasting impact on your company. Businesses that employ apprentices see an increase in loyalty and retention, which means apprenticeship training can form the cornerstone of your recruitment policy.

Apprentices don't have to be new employees either; existing employees can begin apprenticeship training, or the College can support you in taking on a new apprentice. Contact our team today to find out how employing an apprentice could change your business.


Not found the right Health and Safety course? Contact us for more information! 01803 540600 / @ProfessionalSDC / business@southdevon.ac.uk