Retail Training Courses
Working in retail demands good management of health and safety. It is essential to ensure your business, staff, and the public are safe. ACTTnow offers appropriate and fit-for-purpose retail training courses for the retail sector in the UK to ensure you meet these demands.
ACTTnow understands your needs, from Fire Risk Assessments and Workstation Assessments to Risk and COSHH Assessments. ACTTnow can provide the right level of service and training to ensure you are well informed, have the correct level of documentation and your staff are protected.
Retail Health and Safety
Our retail health and safety courses help you develop the skills to keep your workplace as safe as possible by covering all bases. As certified training providers, we provide the training required for you and your workforce to practice proper health and safety.
You must ensure your employees and anyone else who could be affected by your work (such as visitors and members of the public) are kept safe from harm. You must assess the risk of slips and trips and take reasonable precautions. You need to minimise the risk of prosecution. Slips and trips remain the most common cause of significant injury in the retail sector.
The process of cleaning can create slip and trip hazards, especially for those entering the area being cleaned, such as the cleaners. Smooth floors left damp by a mop are likely highly slippery, and trailing wires from a vacuum or buffing machine can present a trip hazard.
Retail Health and Safety Training
Adequate training and supervision are essential to ensure cleaning is performed correctly. Cleaners must be informed of their duties and why the cleaning needs to be undertaken in a particular way or at a particular time.
People often slip on floors that have been left wet after cleaning. Stop pedestrian access to wet floors by using barriers, locking doors, or cleaning in sections.
Retail Risk Assessment
Employers have a legal duty to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders with sufficient retail risk assessments. Before anyone can start to control the dangers in the workplace, they need to know what they are, how serious they are and who is exposed to them.
The first step to managing the risk is through risk assessment. An assessment of the risk of musculoskeletal problems should take into account the following:
- Tasks involved
- The individual capacity of the employee
- The loads
- The environment
This assessment should also consider the main risk factors such as manual handling, awkward postures, work organisation and vibration from equipment.
Manual handling activities should be avoided if it is reasonably practicable. If not, employers should assess the risk from the activity and implement effective control measures.