Workplace safety competence & skills | EEF

Workplace safety competence & skills

Having the right level of health and safety training, skills and knowledge throughout the workforce is essential to ensure your business is effectively managing the risk of harm to your workforce and the public.

Case study

See how we worked with Can-pack on a training programme for their multi-cultural, multi-lingual workforce.

See Can-pack’s story

We work with businesses to drive a safety culture by ensuring the senior team are active and engaged in safety, that managers operate as leaders of the safety agenda and the workforce have the right knowledge to protect themselves, their colleagues and the public from harm.


How we build a health and safety training programme for your team

Prepare needs assessment

Deliver training

Assessment & measurement

checkmark-littleAlign business objectives to training outputs

checkmark-littlePerform skills gap analysis and/or climate survey

checkmark-littleIdentify appropriate accredited or tailored courses

checkmark-littleDelivery by an unparalleled team of expert trainers

checkmark-littleAccredited courses from IOSH, IEMA, NEBOSH, IOA and Oxford Brookes University

checkmark-littleA practitioner’s approach to providing techniques and skills that add value in the workplace

checkmark-littleProvide milestones to review progress

checkmark-littleAssessment for specific learning outcomes

checkmark-littleMeasurement of ROI



  • 120 years expertise in UK manufacturing
  • Experienced trainers with professional backgrounds in manufacturing and health & safety
  • State-of-the-art venues for technical and classroom training, as well as tailored, on-site options
  • Bring knowledge and best practices from working with manufacturers of all sizes
  • Offices and consultants across the UK
  • Serve on committees and industry groups, ensuring insider knowledge of upcoming accreditation and legislative changes


“We knew EEF would provide the right expertise and skills we needed and were confident that we would succeed in our aims to improve our health and safety culture at Formica Group.” - Denis Hall, Formica Group

Read more about this case study, which included a team of EEF consultants went to each site to deliver the courses which were built around the 5 day IOSH Managing Safely for those with managerial responsibilities, and the 1 day IOSH Working Safely for the main workforce. To reinforce this from the top down, a 1 day IOSH Safety for Senior Executives was delivered to the entire upper tier of management.


Meet the team

Steve Jackson    chrisnewson

Steve Jackson                                                      Chris Newson

Health, Safety & Sustainability Director                Health Safety and Sustainability Delivery Lead

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