Health and Safety in the Workplace

Course Cost: 20
Course duration: 3-4 hours

This health and safety in the workplace course is designed to provide employees with the requisite knowledge, or refresher training, needed in order provide a safe working environment within your organisation. This includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the key areas of workplace health and safety.

The Health and Safety in the Workplace course is divided into six accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety Law – benefits of health and safety, common workplace accidents, the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Health and Safety Executive, health hazards, personal protective equipment, RIDDOR 2013.
  • Workplace Safety and Welfare – slips, trips and falls, electrical safety, fire safety, welfare facilities, first aid, workplace stress, drugs and alcohol, workplace violence.
  • Risk Assessment – identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings, reviewing and updating.
  • Manual Handling and Ergonomics – Manual Handling Operations Regulations, manual handling injuries and best practice, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling, ergonomics, display screen equipment, housekeeping and safe systems of work.
  • Hazardous Substances and Working at Height – routes of entry, control measures, reducing the risks from working at height, access equipment, ladders.
  • Noise, Vibration and Vehicle Safety – employer responsibilities, noise reduction, vibration, vehicle risks, pedestrian-vehicle conflict.