It seems like only yesterday you were attending a training course and yet, your certificate is due to expire! You think to yourself that you’ve been on the course before, you know the information so what is the point of attending another course?
The fact is, there are many reasons why it’s important. One of the most significant reasons is that Health and Safety legislation is constantly evolving and changing and so, by attending regular training sessions, whether it be a toolbox talk, online course or face-to-face training, you are ensuring that your knowledge and your skills are kept up to date. By renewing your certificates, you will be compliant with Health and Safety regulations which is imperative in the workplace and encourages a positive health & safety attitude at your place of work. Another reason why it is important to attend training courses is because they may provide you with that one bit of knowledge that can be the difference between life and death. As well as this, not only do they protect yourself, but they also protect the safety of your work colleagues which is equally important. If your knowledge is out of date, you may be compromising the safety of you and your team without even knowing it! Finally, if you are found to be performing a task, such as handling Asbestos, cleaning a Diamond Wheel or even using a ladder without a valid certificate, you may be liable to a fine as well as other penalties which of course falls under compliance.