Health and Safety for Practice Managers

Education & Events

Health and Safety for Practice Managers

Event Summary

A practical morning of Health and Safety advice and information, including risk assessment, for all those who lead on this topic within their GP surgery*

Thursday, 3 October
09:30 - 12:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr Gary Hepburn
Mr Gary Hepburn
Speaker & Trainer
Mr Keith Welsh
Mr Keith Welsh
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 12:30

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


A practical morning of Health and Safety advice and information, including risk assessment, for all those who lead on this topic within their GP surgery*


During this session we will be covering: 

  • Health & Safety Law
  • Risk assessment
    • Practical risk assessment exercise
  • First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Display screen equipment
  • Electrical safety (including test and in section regimes)
  • Fire safety
  • Healthcare hazards,
    • Cryotherapy
    • Sharps and needle stick injuries,
    • Medical gasses (Oxygen)
    • Biological hazards
  • Hazardous substances (COSHH etc)
  • Asbestos
  • Legionella
  • Use and control of maintenance contractors
  • Common accidents and prevention
  • Accident Reporting and RIDDOR
  • Open forum (chance to share problems and issues and seek solutions)

*Sirius, who run this course, have developed an online shop selling a portfolio of Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments, Manual Handling Assessments and other Health and Safety documents that practices can download at an affordable price.  You can purchase the document/s from this link:   All these documents, have been through the CQC inspection process with practices that have been rated good, and where the inspectors are impressed.

Please note this session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mr Gary Hepburn
Mr Gary Hepburn

Gary set up Sirius Business Services Ltd (Sirius) at the end of 2000. Gary is a member of many professional bodies such as Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers, Institute for Learning, Royal College of Nursing, Association of Healthcare Trainers, the Council for Professionals as Resuscitation Officers and the Institution of Fire Engineers. Throughout his career Gary has worked with and advised many major and international companies in the healthcare, petrochemical, financial services, pharmaceutical, media, research, IT, engineering industries, facilities management and Government organisations as well as working with smaller commercial, charitable and voluntary organisations. Gary has held several senior appointments in the NHS in Primary Care, Community Hospitals, Emergency Care and Mental Health.

Gary has been an active first aider/medic since he first qualified as a Dive Medic over 30 years ago and has many years hands on experience in event medical services, medical repatriation and as a first responder for the NHS. He has also qualified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). He has been a health and safety professional, has developed and led training and provide advice and consultancy services for over 30 years. He has specialised in Primary care for the last 15 years.

Mr Keith Welsh
Mr Keith Welsh

Keith has been working with Sirius Business Services since 2006, qualifying as a first aid instructor and assessor the same year. He has many years practical experience in both the emergency medicine and fire fighting fields. Keith is an Emergency Medical Technician and for the last 17 years has been a Community Responder for South West Ambulance Service, being called out to 999 medical emergencies in his local area. Keith also provides event medical cover at various events around the south of England. Keith trained as a retained fire fighter with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and is a Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers. Keith is also a corporate member of the Chartered Management Institute and a Nursing Support member of the Royal College of Nursing.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £100.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


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