This Hand Protection course develops understanding of best-practice with respect to hand safety at work.
Duration | 30 minutes
Hand Safety Course | Hand injuries are all too common in many industries, especially the construction sector. In fact 1 in 4 work related injuries involve the hands. And, injuries are often severe and sometimes life-changed.
100% of hand injuries are avoidable. So, by being aware of dangers, following safe work procedures, and using the correct gloves you can keep yourself and other safe.
This course provides staff with an understanding of safe working procedures. UK HSE guidance available here.
Prevent hand injures at work by developing awareness of safe procedures.
- | Legislation
- | Common Hazards
- | Safe procedures
- | Glove selection and PPE
- | How to reduce risk. E.g. Proper training. Risk assessments.
UNIT 1 | What is the real cost of an injury?
UNIT 2 | Legislation
UNIT 3 | Safety and Hand Protection
UNIT 4 | PPE
UNIT 5 | Reducing Risk
UNIT 6 | QUIZ
On completion of the Hand Safety eLearning course learners are emailed a PDF certificate. Completion requires achieving 80% or more in the final short quiz A posted version of the certificate can be purchased seperately.
We use our hand constantly. A disabling hand injury can have a dramatic effect on your quality of life. A hand injury can impact not only your ability to perform your job, but daily routines as well. A hand injury can occur in a second, but the social, financial and emotional effects can last a lifetime.
Human hands are unique and one of our greatest assets. Hand injuries can vary from minor cuts or irritation to amputations.
Statistics show that 20% of workplace injuries involve the hands. The vast majority of hand injuries are lacerations (63%) with crush (13%) also common. Approximately 75% of industrial injuries that cause partial disability involve the hands; in the UK over 3 million individuals seek emergency care each year for hand injuries.
Proper training is an important element in staying safe. Training is provided to ensure that all personnel have the knowledge required to carry out the task safely. If you have not been properly trained for a task, it’s quite simple. Do not carry out that task. Stop, tell your supervisor, and he or she will get a trained person to do the job
The Health and Safety Act 1974 (HSWA) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees. And anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable. This means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble.
This hand protection course is designed to offer an effective control measure. Because it is easy to access and share. Next to the cost of an injury it is also not expensive.
The management of Health & Safety at work regulations build on the HSWA. And include a duty on employers to assess risks (including hand safety) and take action where necessary.
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