Office Health and Safety 2 Course

Course Description

Develop a health and safety program and recognize potential hazards in an office environment. Although offices are not always thought of as hazardous places to work, an injury or illness that happens in an office can be just as serious and costly as that which occurs in any other workplace.

This course provides a practical introduction to office health and safety for managers, supervisors and employees, including health and safety committee members. It describes how to develop a health and safety program and introduces potential hazards in an office environment. The material includes steps that can be taken to address important office health and safety concerns, to prevent injuries and illnesses. Learning is reinforced through quizzes, case studies and an exam.

Course Content

  • How to develop a health and safety program
  • Potential hazards in an office environment
  • Ergonomics
  • Lighting
  • Workplace Stress
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • General Safety
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Safe Lifting
  • Safe Storage of Office Materials
  • Hazardous Equipment
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fire Prevention and Evacuation

Objectives/Aims

  • Identify key components of a health and safety program
  • Recognize the elements of an ergonomically correct workstation
  • Recognize and control for the potential health effects of poor lighting
  • Recognize causes of, and control workplace stress
  • Identify factors that affect indoor air quality
  • Recognize ways to reduce or eliminate general safety hazards (e.g. slips, trips and falls) and electrical hazards
  • Identify chemical hazards in an office
  • Identify procedures to follow in case of a fire

Target Group

  • Office managers, supervisors, and employees
  • Health and safety committee members
  • Human Resources (HR) professionals

Course duration:
Two (2) Days

Costs Include:

  • Training Manuals
  • Facilitation

Pre-requisite:

  • None

Conference Facilities:

  • To be provided by client

Meals and Tea:

  • To be provided by client