Health & Safety

Health & safety legislation requires that employers ensure staff are competent to carry out their role safely and receive appropriate information, instruction and training.

All employees must be given a workplace induction by their line manager which includes health & safety when they first start work. This will include any apprentices, agency workers, students, or work experience pupils.

Managers at all levels must ensure that they have the right controls in place so that staff and others are kept safe.

Walsall Council staff - Important message for managers

The Safety Management Standard (SMS) sets out, in broad terms, what managers have to do to comply with the law and our policy and standards. It also includes a checklist to help managers confirm they have systems in place.

To view the latest Safety Management Standard click here and scroll down to Managers’ Responsibilities

For more information on Health and Safety within Walsall Council click here

Learning and Development

Most of our Health and Safety offer is free and available to both the internal and external adult social care workforce. 

All of our learning events have quality assurance built into them.  You can, therefore, be guaranteed that you will be getting an up to date and fit for purpose training event that will suit the needs of the employee and the organisation. 

Click here to view our Health and Safety Training Offer for 2020/21

To book onto these courses, please login to your eCentral account or complete an external staff booking form as appropriate.


Managers’ Safety Training Briefing Guides (MSTBGs)

A number of these have been developed to assist managers to ensure staff are trained at the appropriate level.

Assisted Manual Handling

Other Information / Resources

Contact us

Any queries please contact Lisa Evans, Training Consultant, Health and Safety

Telephone: 01922 655725 or email