Health & Safety Essentials Training


This Essential Health and Safety Training course covers the key areas of Health & Safety that organisations are legally obliged to train their staff in. This introduction to the major topics in health & safety will help to keep your workplace safe. 

The training course takes a look at responsibilities and legal requirements, hazards and risks, safety signs, PPE, and workplace emergency procedures such as fire evacuation and calling the emergency services.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • They types of risk you may encounter in the workplace and how to identify them.
  • Different types of safety signage.
  • The details of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and your responsibilities towards compliance.
  • How to keep records of potential harm, and the details you should capture.
  • When and to whom your records should be reported.


    Course Contents

    This course consists of two sections:

    Section 1: the hazards

    Workplaces vary, but the majority of accidents at work are due to a selection of common hazards: slips, trips and falls; lifting and carrying; display screen equipment (DSE); fire; electricity; and dangerous substances. This section details these hazards, as well as how to identify them and reduce the risks to a safe level.

    Section 2: health and safety responsibilities

    You and your employer are both responsible for your health and safety while you are at work. This section explains the employer’s role in ensuring that health and safety policies are in place to protect you, and the rules you should follow to protect yourself and others from harm.

    About the Course


    The Health & Safety Essentials training course presents an overview of common hazards in the workplace so that you are equipped with the understanding required to recognise them and thereby avoid harm.

    Split into two detailed sections, this course begins by examining the most common risks you might face and how accidents and injury might be prevented in each case. In section 2, it focuses on the responsibilities of yourself and your employer, and examines the policies and procedures that should legally be in place to reduce danger for the entire workforce.

    Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 45 minutes to complete.


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