First of all, there’s a few things you should know…
The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure their own health and safety and others at work.
The management of Health and Safety Regulations (1999) also specifies situations where Health and Safety training is particularly important, for example when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998) which specifies the need for training people who use work equipment.
Having a Health and Safety Qualification can expand your abilities, it is also a recognisable achievement being qualified in your field of work.