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Seminar Programs

Both public and customized in-house training courses provided in modular format from over 100 related subjects to control risks. All S.P.I. training use quality visual aides, syndicate discussions and other participative methods of learning.

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The Cause and Effect of Accidental Loss

  • The cause and effect of accidents, the possible consequences of major accidents in terms of fire, explosion, toxic releases environmental releases and their costs.
  • Understand and be able to implement a risk assessment technique for their industry.
  • Familiarization with the modern accident domino sequence and root cause analysis and provision of examples of actual accidents.
  • Develop the ability for utilization of quantified risk assessment 'QRA'.

Establishing a Safety & Health Committee

  • Appreciate the Internal Responsibility System.
  • Help to organize and structure an S&H Committee.
  • Appreciate how effective committee’s function, common procedures.
  • Appreciate the typical tasks, inspections, investigations and refusals.
  • Understand the basic requirements of an S&H program.
  • Better able to make a valuable contribution to a company’s S&H program.

Contractors Safety Program Requirements,

  • Identify the essential elements of a pro-active site safety program.
  • Understand why site owners are increasingly concerned about contractor’s safety performance
  • Appreciate that a good policy, procedure and program can be a profit center.
  • Identify specific responsibilities of all levels on site.
  • Understand safe systems of work requirements.
  • Appreciate safety requirements of method statements.
  • Provide a Safety Performance recognition system.

Improving Contractor Safety Performance

  • Understand the cost benefits of an effective safety program.
  • Present to site owners a pro-active site safety plan and program.
  • Accompany executives on site safety inspections to promote loss prevention activities in addition to OSHA or legislative compliance.
  • Build in a quality approach to the site program.
  • Understand the ISSMEC concept for improved control.
  • Conduct site inspections / audits against standards.

History of the Health & Safety Movement Worldwide

  • Appreciate the size of the occupational, safety and health problem worldwide.Both public and customized in-house training courses provided in modular format from over 100 related subjects to con
  • Understand the development of safety legislation in different parts of the world.
  • Learn about the safety conditions that existed during the Industrial Revolution.
  • Understand the various stages of safety and health development in different countries and the reasons.
  • Appreciates the history of safety organizations and their challenges and development.

The Reporting & Investigation of Accidents (Downgrading Incidents)

  • Understand the difference between basic causes and underlying causes of accidents.
  • Define key words in the safety practitioner's vocabulary, accident, incident, safety, risk, damage and be better able to use in the correct context.
  • Appreciate the cost in both human and economic terms of downgrading incidents.
  • Better able to systematically investigate accidents and incidents;
  • Understand the behavioral causes as well as the lack of control by employers.
  • Be able to describe the accident domino sequence - (cause and effect) to 3rd parties.
  • Will understand the management principles required for total accident control relating to people equipment machinery and the environment.
  • Be able to list personal and job factors, substandard acts and conditions and other pre-contact control stages.

The Principles of Safety & Health Management

  • Understand the four principle functions of management.
  • Know the seven activities of safety planning.
  • Know at least five activities of organizing for safety.
  • Understand the management control function ISSMECC, and how it is applied.
  • Understand the characteristics of professional safety management.
  • Better able to explain certain safety management principles.

Typical Accountabilities / Responsibilities for Occupational Safety & Health

  • Recognize the fundamental importance of providing detailed accountabilities / responsibilities for each job function.
  • Have the ability to draft responsibilities from CEO to supervisors / foreman.
  • Appreciate the importance of measuring management's performance in safety and loss prevention.
  • Appreciate the differences between responsibility, accountability and authority.
  • Understand how a detailed written responsibility document can prove due diligence of any individual or indeed the company.

Principles of Risk Management

  • Understand the main components of risk management.
  • Understand risk-financing principles.
  • Appreciate that physical risk management consists of risk assessment and risk control.
  • Realize that risk assessments consist of hazard identification, a risk analysis, and risk evaluation.
  • Understand how risk quantification is applied.
  • Appreciate where a health & safety program fits into a risk management plan.

Motivating for Safety

  • Understand the 10 basic rules for motivating for safety.
  • Appreciate how arguments never motivate for safety commitment.
  • Understand how to let the person tell you what improvements can be made.
  • Acknowledge the importance of enthusiasm in motivating for safety.
  • Know that admitting fault can help you gained credibility.
  • Be better able to inspire, involve and impel people towards safety.

Basic Hygiene Amenities

  • List the various types of plant hygiene amenities.
  • Indicate which items need to be inspected.
  • Understand why site-specific checklists are necessary.
  • Compile a checklist to cover specific amenities.
  • Plan an operation to upgrade for plant hygiene amenities.

Product Liability Prevention

  • Define product liability.
  • Understand the essential elements, which make up an effective product safety program.
  • Be able to provide practical advice to all disciplines and departments to reduce product liability exposure.
  • Have the ability to design and develop a product liability audit checklist;
  • Understand the difference between: The Negligence Theory; The Strict Liability in Tort Theory; The Breach of Warranty Theory;
  • Understand defenses and due diligence in product liability.

Health & Safety auditing techniques

  • Define what a Health & Safety Audit consists of.
  • Appreciate the benefits of health, safety and environmental audits.
  • List at least 4 different types of audits.
  • Have an appreciation of the types of audit and specific benefits.
  • Appreciate the different questioning techniques and methods of verification;
  • Explain how ‘star grading’ is awarded in Safety Projects International's 5-Star Health & Safety Management System TM.
  • Understand that auditing is a proactive activity that re-energizes the Safety & Health Program.

Fire Safety Management

  • Define the theory of combustion.
  • Appreciate basic fire safety principles of
  • Fire Load
  • Ignition Sources
  • Fire Control Systems
  • Understand the classifications of fire.
  • Understand the essential Fire Prevention program elements.
  • Provide basic fire extinguisher training - theory and practical.
  • Conduct a fire safety inspection and evaluate the site’s program.
  • Design a basic fire emergency procedure.

Portable Electrical Equipment (Use and Maintenance)

  • Clearly define portable electrical equipment.
  • Explain the dangers of portable electrical equipment.
  • Know the difference between high and low risk portable electrical equipment.
  • Implement a control system for inspecting portable electrical equipment.
  • Identify at least 8 items, which must be inspected, and records maintained.
  • Relate the dos and do-not’s relating to portable electrical equipment.

Compressed Gas Safety

  • Understand what compressed gases are.
  • Identify at least four hazards associated with compressed gases.
  • Understand the rules of compressed gas cylinder storage.
  • Appreciate the procedures for handling compressed gas cylinders.
  • List at least 5 do’s for compressed gas usage.
  • List at least 5 do not’s for compressed gas usage.
  • Understand the purpose of gas regulations and WHMIS.
  • Able to indicate what PPE is required when using oxygen and acetylene welding sets.
  • Understand the basic rules for Liquid Petroleum Gas safety.

Principals of Machine Guarding

  • Define what a machine Guard is
  • Differentiate between a transmission and point of operation guard.
  • List at least four types of machine guards.
  • Indicate six requirements of an effective machine guard.
  • Develop a machine-guarding program, including inspections.
  • Indicate eight reasons why machines are ineffectively or totally guarded.

Ladder Safety and Maintenance Requirements

  • Identify the different types and uses of ladders.
  • Understand the safety devices required for the safe use of ladders.
  • Understand the basic rules for the safe use of ladders.
  • Understand the correct storage of ladders.
  • Be able to justify and implement a ladder safety inspection system.
  • Draw up a ladder inspection checklist.
  • Know why ladders should never be painted.

Safety Signage

  • Understand the purposes of safety signs.
  • Understand the three main categories of signs.
  • Appreciate the importance of language in safety signs.
  • Name the four symbolic shapes of safety signs.
  • Able to implement the four steps of a safety signage program.
  • Understand the importance in training all staff in signage awareness.
  • Realize the importance of proper maintenance of signs and notices.

Hazardous Substance Control

  • Explain what hazardous substances are.
  • Relate the effects of excessive exposure to hazardous substances.
  • List at least 10 hazardous substances
  • Explain what a MSDS is.
  • List the principle requirements of an MSDS.
  • Draw up a purchasing control system.
  • Understand the principle legal requirements under WHMIS (Canada), Right to Know (USA) and COSHH (UK).
  • Conduct an inspection to identify all hazardous substances on site.

Managing Ergonomics

  • Understand the discipline of Ergonomics.
  • Appreciate the scope of Ergonomic applications.
  • Know the differences between ergonomics concerning anatomy, physiology and psychology.
  • List at least five objectives of an ergonomic design.
  • Develop and use an ergonomic checklist in their workplace.

Lockout / Tag out System & Requirements

  • Know the types of lockouts available.
  • Know the purpose of hold cards or tags.
  • Know the correct procedure for lockouts.
  • Understand what zero energy potential is.
  • Be able to write down a lockout procedure.
  • Understand the importance of lock and key control.
  • Appreciate the importance of correct labeling and identification.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Understand what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is.
  • Identify at least ten items of PPE their uses and limitations.
  • Draw up a Personal Protective Equipment selection plan.
  • Appreciate the importance of getting workers involvement in the selection procedure of PPE.
  • Understand the three main criteria for implementing PPE rules.

Occupational Hygiene Principles & Standards

  • Understand the principles of an Occupational Hygiene program.
  • Know the importance of Occupational Hygiene Standards.
  • Understand the recognition, evaluation and control stages of an Occupational Hygiene program.
  • Appreciate the type of controls that can be introduced.
  • Appreciate the benefits of an Occupational Hygiene program.

Noise and Hearing Conservation

  • Define Noise.
  • Understand how noise is measured.
  • Appreciate the dangers of noise to the human ear.
  • Understand how the logarithmic scale works.
  • Be able to distinguish between temporary and permanent hearing loss.
  • Know the seven key stages of a hearing conservation program.
  • Appreciate the legal requirements of preventing hearing loss.
  • Be able to list the benefits of a hearing conservation program.

Stress Management

  • Define stress.
  • Understand the causes of stress.
  • Understand the principal remedies of stress.
  • Be able to recognize at least four physical forms and four mental forms of stress.
  • Identify the symptoms of stress, and be able to provide simple advice.

Advanced Accident and Incident Investigation

  • Understand the importance of accident and incident investigation in any safety program.
  • Learn how to investigate all aspects of downgrading incidents.
  • Know how to investigate all aspects of both immediate and basic causes of downgrading incidents.
  • Be aware of which remedial measures can be taken.
  • Understand the procedure to follow on the occurrence of an accident.
  • Know the golden rules of accident investigation.
  • Understand how accident investigation can help prevent a reoccurrence.

Statistics, their uses and limitations

  • Understand the importance of accurate meaningful statistics
  • Know what a disabling injury frequency rate and disabling injury incidence rate is.
  • Calculate what the disabling injury index, frequency rate and severity rate.
  • Understand how the accident fatality rate is compiled.
  • Differentiate between disabling injuries, minor injuries, property damage accidents and incidents.
  • Differentiate between the different types of insurance and claims made against them.
  • Appreciate the importance of costing out all downgrading accidents/incidents.
  • Know how to compile graphs depicting the injury and severity and cost trends.
  • explain the importance of statistics, and better able to present them.

Waste and Refuse System Requirements

  • Define scrap, waste and refuse.
  • Know the objectives of supplying scrap and refuse bins.
  • List at least five benefits of scrap, waste and refuse removal from the site.
  • Know the methods and benefits of demarcating scrap bin positions.
  • Understand the importance of color-coding bins.
  • Explain which materials can be recycled and why bins for this purpose should be provided.
  • Appreciate that much personal protective equipment can be recycled.
  • Be able to explain the benefits of a good scrap, waste and refuse system.

Written Safe Work Procedures and Planned Job Observations

  • Define written safe work procedures.
  • Carry out hazardous task identification.
  • Rank critical tasks.
  • Do a job safety analysis.
  • Draw up a written safe work procedure, defining the critical and safety steps.
  • State the purpose of planned job observations.
  • Identify who should be observed.
  • Understand and quote the principle of ‘the critical few’.
  • explain that written safe work procedures are a pre-contract safety control mechanism.

Essential features of a Safe Work Permit System

  • Define what a Safe Work Permit is.
  • Appreciate the types of permits available – Hot, Electrical, Entry etc.
  • Understand the reasons for having work permits.
  • List the critical items covered under the various types of work permits.
  • Understand the three critical stages that a Safe Work Permit covers.
  • Appreciate the legal requirements of a Safe Work Permit system.
  • Have the ability to inspect or audit a Safe Work Permit system in operation.

Orientation Training Requirement.

  • Identify the legislated requirements of an orientation program.
  • Combine both theory and practical training.
  • Define basic objectives of an orientation-training program.
  • Produce a uniform presentation in slides, video, CD Rom, or via the Internet to achieve the objectives.
  • Appreciate the vulnerability of new employees on the job.
  • Maintain personnel records with a modular signature after each session.

Effective Safety & Health Committees

  • Define a ‘Safety & Health Committee’.
  • Define a ‘Safety & Health Committee’.
  • Define the main functions of the committee.
  • State the typical duties of the Chairperson, Secretary and Safety & Health Practitioner.
  • Know the requirements and constitution of a Safety & Health Committee.
  • Understand what should not be discussed at the Safety & Health Committee.
  • Know at least eight reasons why committees fail.
  • Know the different types of people encountered at meetings.
  • Draw up action plans for immediate action.
  • know how to maintain enthusiasm and keep the committee alive.
  • Understand the types of special sub-committee that may be constituted.

Off the job safety, Home, Road & Leisure

  • Understand the ratio between on the job and off the job accidents.
  • How many children are killed or injured as a result of home and road accidents.
  • Appreciate that the accident sequence with home as well as work accidents, are the same.
  • State at least four reasons why children are more likely to be involved in accidents.
  • State at least twelve areas of control for all off the job accidents.
  • State six steps towards preventing off the job injuries and deaths.
  • Be able to convince all levels of the importance of off the job safety.

Workplace Violence Prevention

  • Clearly identify and define workplace violence.
  • Conduct a workplace violence risk assessment.
  • Identify risk factors that could lead to violence in the workplace.
  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive prevention program.
  • Help develop a critical incident management plan.
  • Develop a post violence support service for employees.

Industrial Security Officer Basics

  • Appreciate the scope and professionalism of a Security Officer.
  • Understand access / egress control requirements.
  • Understand the importance of correct alarm response and investigations.
  • Appreciate the authority and limitations of a security professional.
  • Effectively respond to small fire emergencies.
  • Better able to write clear reports acceptable in a court of law.

Harassment Prevention Strategies

  • Identify and define workplace harassment.
  • Conduct a risk assessment / evaluation.
  • Contribute to developing a company policy and procedure program.
  • Conduct an investigation of harassment incidents with sensitivity.
  • Help in the development of a critical incident strategy.

Building an Executive Family Protection Profile

  • Appreciate the vulnerability of executives and their families to kidnapping and extortion
  • Ensure that executives do not become victims of disadvantage by the lack of intelligence and advice.
  • Develop a profile and action plan.
  • Develop a crisis management response team.
  • Identify and develop a profile for each family member.
  • Brief the executive prior to traveling to potentially vulnerable areas.

Employee Security Awareness

  • Appreciate the importance of protecting personal and company property and information.
  • Take appropriate action regarding the reporting of undesired incidences.
  • Understanding precautions for home, office, travel and hostage survival strategies.
  • Take responsible action in case of any emergency.
  • Understanding company policy / procedure regarding armed robbery.

Developing Security Policies and Procedures

  • Appreciate that effective security requires clear policy and procedures.
  • Appreciate the liabilities of negligent security.
  • Develop clear written procedures.
  • Ensure that effective reports and records are incorporated.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed and maintained.
  • Maintain effective records of all incidents and responses.

Male and Female Reproductive Health Hazards

  • Explain when reproductive damage may result from workplace exposure.
  • Describe several kinds of reproductive health problems that can occur from exposure to occupational hazards.
  • Suggest several ways to protect workers from reproductive harm.

Biological Hazard control

  • Describe the three ways in which HIV is presently known, to be transmitted.
  • Suggest several methods of preventing exposure to HIV.
  • State several reasons why AIDS should be considered a H&S Committee issue.
  • Develop policy and procedures for HIV protection.

Practical Ergonomics

  • Explain what practical ergonomics means.
  • Explain some of the ways ergonomics can be used to improve working conditions.
  • State some common health hazards that result from poor workplace ergonomics.
  • Describe some basic ergonomic principles of work, which involve sitting, standing or using tools.
  • State several recommended principles for job design.

An Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety management

  • Appreciate that OH&S is much more than accident prevention – and that it encompasses all aspects of working conditions.
  • Understand why management commitment to Health & Safety is essential.
  • Explain why training is an essential component of any OH&S program.
  • Recognize a number of OH&S hazards and some of the types of work generally associated with those hazards.
  • Discuss the range of hazards in your own workplace.

Safety in the Boardroom

  • Understand the cost benefits of a pro-active Loss Prevention Program.
  • Appreciate the role Executives play in reducing downgrading incidents.
  • Understand that minimizing losses is equal to maximizing profits.
  • Better able to demonstrate leadership and commitment in safety and Loss Prevention.
  • Understand the actions required to provide a due diligence defense.
  • Appreciate that leadership activities will be repaid over and over.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Understand the theory of combustion and classes of fire.
  • Be able to select the correct appliance, its’ use and limitations.
  • Appreciate the basic fire prevention rules.
  • Be able to raise the alarm effectively in an emergency situation.
  • Be capable of becoming a fire warden.

Emergency Medical Systems

  • Understand the importance of CPA.
  • Learn the basic heart and lung anatomy.
  • Understand the definition of a heart attack.
  • Understand about conditions that pre-dispose people to heart attacks (risk factors)
  • Know what to do when cardiac arrest occurs (know signals and actions… perform CPR if necessary).

Drug & Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Appreciate the different types of drugs and their effect on health and the size of the problem.
  • Understand the different types of effects of analgesics, stimulants, depressants, Hallucinogens and solvents.
  • Understand the recommended treatment of addiction.
  • Be better able to identify substance abusers.
  • Be able to interview with appropriate action.
  • Be aware of available rehabilitation or other medical support.

Selection Use & Maintenance of PPE

  • Identify appropriate PPE for all tasks in the workplace.
  • Select suitable PPE and set up a system for issue and control.
  • Identify a maintenance / inspection program.
  • Appreciate the uses and limitations of all PPE, and that PPE is the last line of defense.
  • Better able to conduct practical PPE inspections and audits.

Conducting Safety Inspections

  • Understand the importance of formal Safety & Health inspections.
  • Customize a checklist for areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct meaningful inspections and arrange corrective action.
  • Interview and verify for accurate reporting.
  • Follow up on deficiencies and provide positive feedback.
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