Qualitative fit testing is a pass/fail test method that uses your sense of taste or smell or your reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator facepiece. Qualitative fit testing does not measure the actual amount of leakage. Whether the respirator passes or fails the test is based simply on you detecting leakage of the test substance into your facepiece. Qualitative fit testing is normally used for half-mask respirators - those that just cover your mouth and nose. A “fit test” tests the seal between the respirator's facepiece and your face. It takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete and is performed at least annually. After passing a fit test with a respirator, you must use the exact same make, model, style, and size respirator on the job.
The induction of a new employee is important for legal reasons because it provides an opportunity for an employer to make clear to a new employee the standard of performance and behaviour expected of them at the workplace. It is also important for the morale of new employees. Inca Business’s Induction Policies, provides employees with an understanding of the policies and procedures that help to provide all employees with a safe and healthy working environment. It aims to increase employee knowledge concerning their responsibilities as an employee, as well as teaching them how to work safely.
Most people cannot tell whether building materials contain asbestos just by looking at them. Asbestos awareness training is essential for any worker in construction or related industries where asbestos containing materials may be present. If you need to work in environments where asbestos may be present, completing this online course will assist you to identify materials likely to contain asbestos, and teach you the safety requirements for working with asbestos.
In this Silica Safety Awareness course, you will learn about silica and silica dust encountered during construction activities. This course will identify the basic health hazards associated with exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust, some of the common construction tasks that could result in exposure to respirable crystalline and typical control measures that may be implemented to protect workers from exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica, including engineering controls, work practices and respirators.
Poor manual handling practice is one of the most common causes of injury in the construction industry. Assessing each task and identifying methods to minimise the risks associated with manual handling, can significantly reduce the likelihood of injury. Manual Handling, is any activity requiring effort to lift, move, push, pull, carry, hold or restrain any object, including a person or animal. Our Manual Handling / Back Care course will teach you how to safely identify, plan and perform manual handling tasks to maintain an injury-free workplace.
This Working with Ladders safety course will provide the learner with the practical knowledge and skills to identify the selection, use, storage, maintenance and inspection of Ladders. It also covers all the relevant health & safety laws including Regulations. Ladders are primarily a means of access. The time involved in moving and setting up ladders is often underestimated when planning work. The working position on ladders is often uncomfortable, (the need to stretch sideways, work above shoulder height and stand on narrow rungs for a long time) and may cause musculoskeletal disorders.
Because we use electricity safely all the time, it's easy to take for granted just how dangerous it can be. The powerful nature of electricity is governed by a few simple rules, with an understanding of these rules, you will be better equipped to identify common electrical hazards in the workplace. With our online electrical safety course, you will learn the basics of electricity and the dangerous effects it can have on the human body. We’ll take a look at the sources of electrical hazards and how to manage them, inspecting and testing requirements for electrical equipment, and first aid requirements.
For your safety and the safety of others it is critical that you get it right when handling and storing hazardous substances. In this online course, you will learn how to identify hazards when working with dangerous substances, and the associated safety and emergency response procedures. It is imperative that we take protective measures when handling and storage of hazardous substances. In this online course, you will learn how to identify hazards when working with dangerous substances, and the associated safety and emergency response procedures.
Workplaces often present dangers that we need to protect ourselves from. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gives us a way to protect ourselves when things go wrong. This can be as easy as wearing gloves which protect your hands from permanent nerve damage during an accident. Worksites can present a range of hazards that workers need to be protected from. Our PPE Safety online course will teach you about the different types of PPE that may be supplied to you at your place of work, as well as employee responsibilities in regards to the maintenance and storage of PPE.