Health and Safety Training

Welcome to the Health and Safety training website from XYZ Training group. We are the UK's largest dedicated Health and Safety training provider and the premier hub for all continuous learning, on-site training, eLearning and work based development programmes. The XYZ Training Group is both a facilitator of training courses and a real life training company in our own right. We will conduct over 5000 different health and safety training courses in the UK this year, bringing together trainers with delegates from every industry and from every town in the UK, including some from across Europe. XYZ Training Group is also trusted to provide training to some of the UK's globally recognised institutions - from industries and sectors ranging from Nucleur Power Stations to Schools, Local Councils and Government Departments to many well known High Street Brands. Whatever your health and safety question or requirement, we can help.

Why health and safety training is important -

Fatalities - The number of workers fatally injured in work related accidents in 2010/11 was 171. This equates to 1 in 160,000 workers and a downward trend that is directly related with an increased awareness of the risk and improvements in training and numbers being trained. The three industries with the most numbers of fatalities were construction, agriculture and waste and recycling. The common most form of work related death occurred as a result of falling from a height, being struck by a moving vehicle and being struck by moving or falling objects.

Injuries - There were over 600,000 self reported work-place injuries reported in 2010/11. Of this, over 100,000 non-fatal injuries were reported by employers, a rate of approx 1 in 2,000 employees. Moreover there were 200,000 reportable injuries - defined as over 3 day absence and occurred at a rate of approx 1 in 140. This resulted in 4.4 million working days lost due to workplace injury. The main causes of absence and injury were slips, trips and falls

Ill Health - HSE estimates that there are 1.2 million cases of ill health every year caused or made worse by work or a work related accident. This accounts for 22.1 million working days lost due to work-related illness.

Cost - The cost to British employers of health and safety failure was estimated to be £3.1 billion in 2009/10. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) suggests that £910 million to £3,710 million comes from accidental damage to property and equipment.

Penalties - Those found guilty in a magistrate's court of health and safety offences can face fines of up to £20,000 and/or up to 12 months imprisonment. Conviction in a Crown Court can result in an unlimited fine and/or a period of imprisonment of up to two years..