Health and Safety
Designed for United Kingdom
Course running time is 30 Minutes
This course is customisable
Our comprehensive Health & Safety course provides essential knowledge and practical guidance for maintaining workplace safety and promoting employee well-being. Participants will learn about legal obligations, risk assessment, physical hazards, fire and electrical safety, manual handling, violence prevention, driving for work, accident reporting, and agile working.
The course covers employers’ duties, responsibilities, and legal requirements, emphasising the importance of identifying hazards, conducting risk assessments, and implementing safety measures. It explores the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) and its provisions to navigate the legal framework effectively.
Key topics include physical hazards, slips, trips, and falls prevention, fire and electrical safety, proper manual handling, violence prevention, driving safety, accident reporting, and agile working considerations.
By completing this course, participants will acquire the necessary skills to create a safe and healthy working environment, reduce accidents, and enhance employee well-being. Start your journey towards a safer workplace today.
Health and Safety Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Health & Safety Law
Discover the fundamental principles of Health & Safety law in our comprehensive online course. This course provides a solid foundation in understanding the legal framework that ensures workplace safety and promotes employee well-being. Designed to equip individuals with essential knowledge, this course is an ideal starting point for both employers and employees seeking to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.
The course begins by exploring the employers’ duty to health and safety, shedding light on their responsibilities and obligations. Participants will gain insights into the legal requirements placed on employers, enabling them to identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement necessary safety measures.
Additionally, the course examines the alarming number of workdays lost due to health and safety issues, emphasising the importance of proactive safety measures. Participants will learn how to effectively mitigate risks and prevent accidents, ultimately reducing workplace absenteeism and enhancing productivity.
Understanding the acronym HASAWA (Health and Safety at Work Act) is a crucial aspect of the course. Participants will grasp the significance of this legislation, its key provisions, and how it governs workplace safety in the United Kingdom.
Moreover, you will delve into the specifics of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its purpose, scope, and implications for both employers and employees. By exploring real-world case studies, participants will grasp the practical application of this act.
The course also sheds light on the responsible parties for enforcing health and safety law. Participants will learn about the regulatory bodies and their roles in ensuring compliance, as well as the consequences of non-compliance.
Furthermore, the course covers the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations, highlighting the importance of managing hazardous substances in the workplace. Participants will gain insights into risk assessments, control measures, and best practices to minimise exposure to harmful substances.
Employer & Employee Responsibilities
This course is designed to provide essential knowledge and practical guidance to ensure that both employers and employees understand and fulfil their roles in creating a secure working environment.
Throughout this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of the legal obligations and responsibilities that employers and employees hold. By exploring real-life scenarios and case studies, participants will learn how to identify potential risks, assess hazards, and implement effective control measures to mitigate them.
One of the core topics covered in the course is risk assessments. Participants will grasp the importance of conducting thorough risk assessments and develop the skills to identify and evaluate potential risks in their workplace. You will learn practical techniques to prioritise and manage risks effectively, ensuring the safety and well-being of all employees.
Additionally, participants will gain insights into the Health and Safety law poster, a vital communication tool for workplaces. You will understand the legal requirement to display this poster and its role in providing essential information on health and safety rights and responsibilities.
The course also emphasises the employer’s obligation to consult staff on health and safety matters. Participants will learn effective communication strategies and methods to engage employees in the decision-making process, fostering a culture of collective responsibility for workplace safety.
Furthermore, you will explore the unique challenges posed by maternity and health and safety. You will gain an understanding of the legal rights and protections afforded to pregnant employees and learn how to implement appropriate measures to ensure their well-being and safety.
Employees will gain a clear understanding of their individual responsibilities in maintaining a safe workplace. You will learn how to identify hazards, report incidents, and adhere to safety protocols, contributing to a culture of vigilance and shared responsibility.
Recognising the importance of training, the course highlights the role of comprehensive training programs in ensuring employee competence and promoting a safe working environment. Participants will understand the benefits of ongoing training and how it enhances employee performance and reduces accidents and incidents.
Using the correct equipment is essential for maintaining a safe workplace. You will learn how to identify suitable equipment, ensure proper maintenance, and follow manufacturer guidelines for its use. You will also understand the potential consequences of using incorrect or faulty equipment.
You will also gain insights into their obligations towards visitors to the workplace. You will learn how to assess risks and implement measures to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors, creating a welcoming and secure environment.
Workplace Safety Essentials – Physical Hazards, Slips, Trips, Falls, and Employee Welfare
Our course is a comprehensive online program that focuses on identifying and mitigating physical hazards, preventing slips, trips, and falls, and ensuring employee welfare. By equipping participants with practical knowledge and best practices, this course empowers both employers and employees to create a safe and healthy work environment.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of good housekeeping and its role in preventing accidents. You will learn the correct use of filing cabinets, drawers, and paper shredders to minimise the risk of injuries and maintain an organised workspace. By understanding the correct use of equipment, participants will enhance their safety and reduce the likelihood of accidents.
Slips, trips, and falls are common workplace accidents that can lead to severe injuries. In this course, participants will learn to identify slip hazards, such as spillages and damaged floors. You will gain insights into effective preventive measures and best practices to minimise the risk of slips, trips, and falls. Participants will also explore common tripping hazards and debunk common health and safety myths, promoting a culture of awareness and precaution.
Employee welfare is a critical aspect of workplace safety. Participants will understand the importance of welfare facilities and their role in promoting employee well-being. You will learn the correct use of kitchen equipment, ensuring food and drink safety and maintaining hygiene standards. The course will cover essential topics such as thermal comfort and noise in the workplace, enabling participants to recognise and address potential issues that could affect employee health and productivity.
Fire & Electrical Safety
With a focus on identifying and mitigating fire risks, handling electrical equipment correctly, and promoting a culture of safety, this course is a must for both employers and employees.
Fire safety is of paramount importance in any workplace. In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of fire risks and learn how to identify potential hazards. You will explore preventive measures, emergency procedures, and evacuation protocols, empowering them to respond effectively in the event of a fire. Additionally, participants will comprehend the critical role of a fire warden and their responsibilities in fire prevention, preparedness, and evacuation.
Electrical safety is another vital aspect covered in the course. You will gain an understanding on the importance of using personal equipment to protect yourself and prevent electrical hazards. You will gain insights into the significance of portable appliance testing (PAT) and its role in ensuring the safety of electrical equipment in the workplace.
Furthermore, participants will be educated on the risks associated with removing plugs and the correct handling of electrical equipment to prevent accidents and electrical shock. The course will emphasise the proper use of fire doors, their role in preventing the spread of fire, and the importance of keeping them unobstructed and operational.
Manual Handling & Display Screen Equipment
Manual handling is a common cause of workplace injuries, and this part of the course provides you with a thorough understanding of manual handling principles. You will learn to recognise manual handling tasks, conduct risk assessments, and understand the importance of stable lifting techniques. Proper posture for lifting items will be emphasised, along with the correct approach and planning required for safe manual handling.You will also gain insights into handling uneven weights, knowing where to look while handling, and seeking assistance when necessary. The course will highlight the consequences of incorrect manual handling, emphasising the need to prevent injuries through proper techniques and risk assessment.
In the section on Display Screen Equipment (DSE), participants will understand the importance of taking breaks and maintaining ergonomically sound work environments. You will learn the correct use of keyboards, positioning of screens, and maintaining optimal sitting posture. The course covers readability of text on screens and the impact of under-desk obstructions. Participants will also understand the correct positioning of a mouse and become familiar with the acronym RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). Appropriate work surfaces and the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 will be discussed in detail. Participants will also learn about conducting DSE self-assessments to ensure compliance and promote the well-being of individuals working with display screen equipment.
Violence and abuse in the workplace can have detrimental effects on individuals and the overall work atmosphere. In this course, participants will gain a deep understanding of various forms of abuse that can occur at work, including verbal, physical, and emotional abuse. You will learn to recognise the warning signs and risk factors associated with workplace violence, enabling them to take proactive measures to prevent such incidents.
Reporting abuse is crucial for addressing workplace violence effectively.You will be guided on the importance of reporting incidents promptly and accurately. They will learn about the reporting mechanisms available within their organisation and how to provide detailed and factual information while ensuring confidentiality. The course will emphasise the significance of reporting as a means of protecting oneself and others from further harm.
Additionally, participants will gain insights into the legal and ethical implications surrounding workplace violence reporting. They will understand the responsibilities of both employers and employees in creating a supportive reporting culture and fostering an environment that takes appropriate action against perpetrators.
Driving for work purposes carries specific risks and responsibilities, and this course begins by highlighting the importance of understanding car use in the workplace. Participants will learn about the legal obligations and health and safety laws associated with driving as part of their job. You will gain insights into their responsibilities as drivers, ensuring they comply with regulations and contribute to a safe working environment.
Defensive driving is a critical component of the course. Participants will learn defensive driving techniques to anticipate and respond to potential hazards, reduce accidents, and protect themselves and others on the road.
Roadworthiness is another key area covered in the course. Participants will understand the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and inspections to ensure the safe operation of their vehicle. They will learn to recognise signs of vehicle issues and take appropriate action to address them promptly.
Safety breaks are essential to maintain driver alertness and prevent fatigue-related accidents. Participants will understand the importance of taking regular breaks during long drives and the role of rest in preventing driver fatigue.
Driving under the influence of alcohol, medication, or illegal substances poses significant risks. This course highlights the legal and safety implications of such actions, emphasising the importance of responsible driving and the potential consequences of impaired driving.
Understanding car insurance policies related to driving for work purposes is crucial. Participants will gain knowledge of the specific insurance requirements and coverage associated with driving on the job, ensuring compliance and protection in the event of an accident.
You will learn about speed limits and their significance in ensuring road safety. You will gain an understanding on the implications of exceeding speed limits and the importance of adjusting speed to road conditions and traffic flow.
Accidents: Concerns and Reporting
Accidents can happen in any workplace, and understanding the accident book is crucial. In this course, participants will learn about the purpose and importance of an accident book. You will gain insights into how to accurately record and report accidents, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and creating a comprehensive record for future reference.
First-aid kit requirements are another key aspect covered in the course. Participants will understand the essential contents of a first-aid kit and the importance of regularly checking and restocking it. You will learn to assess and address minor injuries promptly and appropriately, promoting employee well-being and minimising the impact of accidents.
Appointed persons play a crucial role in emergency response. Participants will learn about the responsibilities and duties of an appointed person in ensuring immediate and effective action during accidents or emergencies. You will understand the importance of proper training and communication in emergency situations.
Transporting injured individuals to hospitals in the event of an accident requires careful consideration. Participants will gain insights into the protocols and procedures for safe and efficient transportation, ensuring the well-being of the injured person and minimising additional risks.
First-aid arrangements are essential for maintaining a safe work environment. Participants will learn about the importance of having trained first-aiders on site and how to establish appropriate first-aid arrangements tailored to their workplace. They will understand the roles and responsibilities of first-aiders and the need for regular training and refreshers.
Additionally, participants will learn about near-misses and their significance in preventing accidents. They will understand the importance of reporting and investigating near-misses to identify potential hazards and implement corrective measures, thereby enhancing workplace safety.
Working from home presents unique challenges and considerations. In this course, participants will gain insights into creating a safe home office environment and implementing ergonomic practices to prevent injuries and promote well-being. You will understand the responsibilities employees hold while working from home, including adhering to health and safety policies, reporting any concerns promptly, and maintaining open communication with management.
Isolation can be a common concern when working remotely. Participants will learn strategies to address isolation and maintain connections with colleagues and supervisors through effective communication and collaboration. You will understand the importance of staying connected and seeking support when needed.
Procedures for keeping management informed are crucial for maintaining transparency and accountability in remote work settings. Participants will learn how to effectively communicate progress, challenges, and achievements to their supervisors. You will understand the significance of regular check-ins, sharing updates, and seeking guidance when necessary.
Maintaining a healthy work-home balance is essential for overall well-being and productivity. Participants will gain insights into strategies for setting boundaries, managing time effectively, and creating a separation between work and personal life. You will understand the importance of self-care, maintaining a routine, and establishing clear work hours.