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SPA - Supervisor course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Supervisor course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Safety Pass Alliance (SPA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (SPA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the SPA - Supervisor course?

Category: Health-and-Safety
Level: Beginner

This course aims to provide basic information and areas of responsibility for Health and Safety and the Environment.
To understand the implications of hazard recognition/risk assessment and effects on individuals and the employer and to demonstrate how individual behaviour can help reduce accidents

How long is the SPA - Supervisor certificate valid for?

The SPA Supervisor course certificate has 3 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on SPA - Supervisor refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the SPA - Supervisor course designed for?

This course is ideal for any a supervisory role who wishes to gain more advanced knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.

What subjects does the SPA - Supervisor course cover?


Roles and Responsibilities

The session will introduce the safety management system, client responsibilities, the continuous improvement cycle, contractor management responsibilities and your responsibilities


Organising the Work

The session will introduce information handover, communication, the plan, receiving client instruction exercise and giving work out safely exercise


The Individual

The session will introduce the following activities: short service employees, constructively correcting, how to influence the individual, changing behaviour, typical behavioural safety cycle and your role – behaviour


Toolbox Talks

The session will introduce the following activities: when to perform a toolbox talk, methodology, proactive monitoring and attitude surveys


Accident Probability

The session will introduce the following activities: accident data, accidents, reporting accidents, reportable injuries, reportable dangerous occurrences, RIDDOR reporting, likely causes and review of accident data


Accident Investigation

The session will introduce the following activities: root causes, level of investigation, the accident scene, taking statements, event diagram, observations, control measure analysis, actions and the report


Safety Monitoring and Auditing

The session will introduce the following activities: safety inspections and audits, monitoring and resolution


Task Design – Method Statements

The module will introduce the following activities: permits, the candidates revisit the first exercise to determine whether they have modified their findings, procedures / method statements and risk assessment

How is the SPA - Supervisor course assessed?

At the end of each module throughout the course, delegates will complete short multiple-choice assessments

What certificate do I get for passing the SPA - Supervisor course?

SPA - Supervisor Passport valid for three years

SPA - Supervisor course dates and locations
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