Training workers is very important in managing health and safety in the workplace.
Employers are duty-bound under health and safety legislation to provide it for employees. Self-employed people must be competent to conduct their activities without exposing themselves or others to health and safety risks. Committing to structured training, benefits organisation performance and reduces the chance and impact of disruptive incidents.
Informal or unstructured training can overlook proper health and safety procedures and precautions, allowing incorrect practices that haven’t been formally assessed to emerge.
Training is important to establish competency, and should be linked to key responsibilities, activities and tasks identified in risk assessments.