Training FAQ's

What is mandatory training and who needs it?
Statutory training is training that is required by law or regulation. It is usually aimed at employees who work in high-risk industries or who perform tasks that require specific skills or knowledge.

What are some examples of mandatory training?
Examples of statutory training include fire safety training, manual handling training, first aid training and food hygiene training.

Who is responsible for providing mandatory training?
Employers are responsible for providing statutory training to their employees. They must ensure that employees receive the training they need to do their job safely and effectively.

How often must statutory training be updated?
The frequency with which statutory training must be updated depends on the type of training and the specific requirements of the industry or job. Some types of training, such as first aid training, need to be updated every three years, while others may need to be updated more frequently.

What happens if an employer fails to provide the required training?
If an employer fails to provide the required statutory training, they may be in breach of health and safety legislation and could face legal action. In addition, failure to provide adequate training can lead to accidents, injuries and damage to property.

What are the benefits of mandatory training?
Mandatory training can help reduce the risk of workplace accidents and injuries, improve employee efficiency and productivity, and ensure that employees have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their jobs safely and effectively.

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