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OHS training - periodic and initial

No one needs to be reminded of how important the knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations is in each job. Two types can be distinguished:

  • Training introductory,
  • Periodic training.

Training prerequisites are mandatory for each employee before he starts working in a given position. This is required because failure to attend such training and work without it may result in financial consequences. Such training covers general safety issues and is called general health and safety instruction. Up to PLN 30,000 can be paid by an employer who will allow the employee to work without prior OHS training. It is worth adding that ignorance of health and safety in the workplace may cause a serious accident, which in turn may be subject to legal consequences. Periodic training, on the other hand, is compulsory once a specified period of time and must be scrupulously followed. This is done in order to update health and safety knowledge to the latest standards and requirements. All employees are subject to such training, except those employed in administration and various types of offices. The frequency of OHS training depends on:

  • the type of position you work at,
  • conditions on it.

What are health and safety services

OHS services are nothing more than people who know perfectly the rules of health and safety, who have postgraduate or higher education in the field of health and safety. The functions that can be performed while being a member of such a service are:

  • Chief health and safety specialist,
  • Senior health and safety specialist,
  • OHS specialist,
  • Senior health and safety inspector,
  • Health and safety inspector.

There is still a need for new health and safety specialists on the market, as such a person can create a safe environment at the workplace that will improve the operation of the entire company and avoid unwanted damage or accidents. Such people are even worth their weight in gold for every employer, because they ensure the healthy functioning of the workforce. However, such workers also need adequate periodic training. A safe and healthy company attracts investors, customers and new employees, so it must be admitted that the work performed by OHS services is considerable.

Periodic training of OHS employees

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In order to ensure the most up-to-date and fresh knowledge about the aspects of safety in the workplace, the OSH service must also undergo periodic training from time to time. Every 5 years, employees dealing with health and safety at work should be sent for training in order to refresh their knowledge and issue a certificate of completion of such training. This guarantees the company healthy and safe development. The topics of such training vary, but typically include:

  • The reasons for the accident,
  • Analysis of the event that has taken place,
  • Classes devoted to first aid and fire protection,
  • Learning to assess risks and threats in the workplace,
  • Acquainting with various methods of health and safety training,
  • Optimizing working conditions, eliminating all threats,
  • Taking the test

As you can see, periodic training is very important for OHS services. It helps to ensure safe conditions in the workplace and reduces the chances of unfortunate events. Updating their knowledge to the latest requirements and guidelines is even the basis for the proper functioning of the company for OHS employees. As one of the basic human needs is a sense of security, having a properly trained team dealing with health and safety at work is crucial nowadays.

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