IOSH ‘Managing Safely®’ Training Commences
As we continue maintaining high levels of health and safety standards, RML is now commencing IOSH Managing Safely® training within the business as more employees return to the office. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a chartered body and leading membership organisation for safety and health professionals, in which RML have been approved as an official training provider.
This accreditation is a globally-recognised, respected and certificated source of high quality health and safety training for the business. We chose to specifically implement the ‘Managing Safely’ course, which educates managers and supervisors in the core principles of health and safety. This is then able to be cascaded to employees across all seven sites of the business and create a consistent message about our safety standards.
A key part of Head of HSEQ Matt Davies’ strategy for the business, this course aims to educate employees around the motivation behind our safety procedures through group training and case studies. This ensures we take our health and safety mission further than just legal compliance, as employees are able to identify possible risks and raise them proactively.
There has been no time wasted in starting these training courses whilst our production levels have been able to increase. Production Supervisors and Office Managers have attended the 3-day course, in which they can learn about health and safety principles, followed by a closed book exam to ensure they have fully understood the teachings.
We have also seen the benefits of instilling more responsibility in our Managers and Supervisors, as they have taken the time to study outside of work and been able to apply these learnings to risk assessments across different sites. This provides them with an industry recognised qualification for 3 years and shorter refresher courses are accessible once this expires.
This course will continue to be rolled out to all of our leaders in the business and we look forward to seeing the positive impacts this has on our employees and how they prioritise safety precautions.