Highways England Common Induction Course
Overview in brief
This induction course is recognised as best practice for those visiting or working on the Highways England Strategic Road Network (SRN).
A lack of training and awareness of danger can lead to poor safety records. This can have serious repercussions on organisations, employees and the wider community. The aim of this course is to tackle these issues.
The finer details
This is a classroom-based training course. It has been designed to enhance the trainee’s understanding of what constitutes a safer working environment. The aim is to learn about the issues surrounding health and safety, the principle hazards and risks relating to the SRN and the key legislation surrounding it. Best practice techniques & principles will also be covered.
The day will end with a test which you’ll need to pass to conclude the induction process.
Course sessions include:
- Working on the network
- Occupational health and wellbeing
- Working within temporary traffic management
- Fatal risks
- Environmental protection
- Your personal health and safety commitment.
Our course will last for 1 day.
Who should attend?
As this programme is recognised as best practice, anyone who is planning to visit or work on the Highways England Strategic Road Network (SRN)
What will be covered?
By the end of this course, you’ll:
- Gained an understand of what is required in relation to Customer Service to Highways England and the Supply Chain.
- Understand the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act in relation to the SRN.
- Have gained an overview of Highways England’s minimum expectation for working on their strategic road network (SRN)
- Gained a basic understanding of temporary traffic management.
- Be able to review fatal risks that occur when working on the SRN.
- Gained the knowledge to identify the essential health and wellbeing points to consider in the workplace.
- Be able to identify and describe main environmental issues found on work sites
- State the impact upon themselves, their lives and their families and friends of a serious accident at work
- Be able to identify examples of poor behaviour on a works site
- Have a full understanding of how to describe how health and safety knowledge and good working practice can improve behaviour on a works site.
- Successfully undertake end of course test (pass mark 75%)