Workplace Health and Safety


This course provides an understanding of health and safety legislation and ability to list common causes of accidents. You’ll also be able to understand good practice in relation to electricity and describe the use of safe manual handling techniques as well as be able to describe good practice associated with COSHH regulations, be able to describe your action in the event of a fire and also you will know how to deal with an accident.


IIRSM & CPD Approved

Course Description
This course covers general health and safety issues that apply to a wide range of types of businesses
and sectors, from office and retail environments to workshops and factories. The wide range of
topics covered makes this a great course to act as an introduction to health and safety in the
workplace that can then be built on with more detailed courses that cover specific hazards that
employees might come into contact with in specific workplaces. This makes it a useful part of the
induction process.

By the end of this course the candidate will have an understanding of health and safety legislation
and definitions of common terms associated with health and safety. This is followed up with some
statistics outlining the most common causes of accidents in the workplace.

They will also understand good practice in relation to electricity, display screen equipment and the
use of safe manual handling techniques. The course also introduces best practice associated with the
control of substances hazardous to health regulations, the importance of using appropriate PPE as
instructed and the most common procedures to follow in the event of a fire.

The course contains specific case studies that outline the seriousness of health and safety in the
workplace and potential consequences if there is a health and safety breach. Along with all this it
introduces the concept of risk assessment and concludes with the actions that should be taken in the
event of an emergency situation occurring.

Course Contents

  • What Is Health and Safety?
  • Case Studies
  • Corporate Manslaughter
  • Accidents
  • Fire, Electricity, DSE and Manual Handling
  • Emergencies, CoSHH, PPE and Stress

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Health and Safety within the work environment.
  • Recognise the key legislation and guidance associated with health and safety in the
  • Understand the concept of Corporate Manslaughter.
  • Identify the common causes of accidents within the workplace and understand both
    employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Remember that Health and Safety encompasses numerous areas such as Fire and Electrical
    Safety, DSE, and Manual Handling.
  • Understanding emergencies and their effect on the workplace.

Target Audience
The course has a very wide audience as it applies to a wide range of sectors and can be included as
part of the induction process in most businesses, especially when combined with other more specific
health and safety courses that apply to the candidates role.

As this course covers a wide range of health and safety situations the course provides a strong basis
to further build on with more training.
IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through
the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their
work and personal life.

Further Progression
Other health and Safety courses that cover specific aspects of the candidates role for example if they
work a lot with computers then the DSE Awareness course would be useful to them. If they are going
to be handling chemicals then the more detailed COSHH course would cover this more thoroughly,
and if they are going to be working alone at any point then the Introduction to Personal Safety for
Lone Workers course would be a great next step.

Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration: 45 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)


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