Health and Safety for Security Officers
Over 200 people are killed each year in accidents at work and over one million people are injured. Over two million suffer illnesses caused by, or made worse by, their work.
The aim of this unit on Health and Safety is to explain the role Security Officers have to play in terms of Health and Safety in the workplace. Once you have completed this unit, you will be able to:
- Define the main areas of Health and Safety legislation.
- Explain the responsibilities of the employer, employees and self employed.
- Identify typical risks, hazards and spillages.
- Describe safety signs and signals.
- Explain the term ‘Manual Handling’.
- State the precautions to be taken against HIV, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases.
- List the items of protective clothing that may be needed by the Security Officer.
- Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Employers’ Responsibilities Under the Act
- Employees’ Responsibilities Under the Act
- Risks, Hazards and Spillages
- Risk Assessment
- Cost of Accidents
- Violence Towards Staff
- Safety, Signs and Signals
- Manual Handling Operations