Health & Safety

Just a selection of our most popular courses are shown here. Please contact us if there is something specific you would like to investigate for your business.

We also run ROLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness courses every month in Lenham

Risk Assessment

Course members will be better able to:

  • implement the broad requirements of health and safety legislation in regard to risk assessment

  • identify where in their business, assessment of risk is required

  • carry out and review assessment of risk

  • decide what information will need to be recorded, and how

  • decide what training and supervision will be required

  • create a personal action plan

Who is the course for?
Employers, employees and the self-employed who have responsibilities for managing work and people at work. They will have a basic Understanding Health and Safety Legislation and have responsibility for carrying out risk assessment. An EKT certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course. 

One day - 7 hours 

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:12 Min: 1:6 

Course Content
Introducing risk assessment
Implementing risk assessments
Legal framework of risk assessment
Practical risk assessment
Action plan
Review and assessment of the workshop 

Items delegates will be asked to bring:
Company health and safety policy
Accident book (if possible)
Risk assessment (if possible)


Manual Handling

To enable course members to:

  • state the six principles behind safe manual handling of loads

  • lift, carry and lower all heavy loads within their personal capacity

  • state the parts of the body which are at risk of injury when lifting incorrectly

  • list the techniques that can be applied to the manual handling of loads

  • suggest ways in which tasks involving the lifting and moving of heavy loads can be achieved safely and with minimum effort

  • observe the improvements made in their manual handling skills

Who is the course for?
All young people and established workers undertaking tasks involving the manual handling of loads.

One day - 6 hours
Alternatively EKT also offers a half day Principles of Manual Handling Course

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:10 Min: 1:4 

Course Content 
Lifting tasks and observation
Analysis of video
Application of principles
Spinal injuries
Solving handling problems
Identifying training needs
Advanced techniques
Measuring effectiveness
Conclusions and action plans

Equipment and Venue Requirements
Venue: Warm, well lit room with sufficient seating, power point(s), suitable area for practical exercises, OHP and screen, Flipboard & paper, washroom & toilet facilities nearby
Trainees: boilersuit, gloves, protective footwear

Examples of typical items to practice safe lifting: some suggestions are listed below:-
e.g.25kg and 50kg sack
25ltr and 40ltr drums (filled)
200 litre drums, 1 filled & 1 empty
Extending ladder, 4 mtr beam
2.5mtr gatepost/2mtr log
4 buckets, lifting stick
4 concrete blocks, 2 pitchforks
2 straw bales, large calor gas
cylinder, axe, pick-axe, sledgehammer, tractor with front weights, tractor and trailed PTO driven machine, shovels (1 long and 1 short handled), wheelbarrow loaded with sharp sand. 


Safe Use of Ladders

At the end of the course each delegate will have sufficient knowledge and the necessary skills to use ladders safely, including:-

  • the legal duties placed upon employers/employees

  • the importance of safe working procedures, making reference to the ladder accident statistics

  • the selection of the right access equipment for the task

  • the ability to inspect, prior to use, and identify common defects, plus reporting procedures

  • safe use of ladders and the benefits of levelling/stabilising devices.

Who is this course for? 
This course of training is intended for supervisors and operatives who are expected to inspect, use and manage the safe use of ladders during the course of their work. The proposed ‘Working at Height’ Regulations ensures that this course is topical. The course aims to train supervisors and operatives in the skills and knowledge needed to safely use ladders in the workplace. Delegates will be expected to achieve 70% on a simple assessment conducted at the end of the course. Those successfully completing the course will receive a certificate.

A maximum of 12 trainees to one instructor to be permitted on the course.

Course Duration
3 hours (approximately).