At Skills Team, we take a proactive approach to both training and course development. The aim is to enhance learners’ knowledge of managing risks around COVID-19.
The course will equip the learner with the knowledge, skill, and competence to help prevent the spread of infection in the workplace, and protect their health and well-being as well as that of others who they may come in contact with. The course will also cover the ramifications of COVID-19 risk management on public reputation, employee satisfaction and customer approval and how it can affect the learner’s business.
The training course will cover the importance of preventing exposure to COVID-19 by identifying and writing down foreseeable hazards from COVID-19. Hazards that are not identified cannot be appropriately managed, hence methods to prompt participants to consider what could go wrong will be detailed. For example; what if one of our workers suddenly sneezes in the canteen or reports a temperature?
Once identified, appropriate control measures of COVID-19 related hazards can be written down for example, ensuring 2m distance in all shared areas, immediate hand-washing for sneezing and coughing incidents, cleaning and disinfection procedures, the availability of an isolation room for the worker with a temperature.
Adequately preventing and dealing with COVID-19 exposures requires robust management. This course will outline the importance of clearly writing down required policies and procedures as part of a COVID-19 safety management system. Specific roles will also be detailed including a COVID-19 safety officer, a COVID-19 safety committee, waste disposal teams, and rapid response teams for “shop floor” incidents.
To ensure control measures are continually applied and reviewed, the importance of human factors will be detailed. Motivational issues such continual engagement of workers, senior management leadership, implementing and continually maintaining a preventative workplace safety philosophy will be reinforced.