​Workplace Health and Safety

​At the end of this course you will have an understanding of health and safety legislation and you'll be able 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT

Who Should Take This Course?

​Everyone in the workplace, no matter the industry, is required to take sufficient and appropriate health and safety training. This ​course is suitable for workers of all abilities and is intended as a 'foundation' level course, designed to maintain learners' health and safety knowledge.

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.


​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

​This course is also approved by ​IIRSM, the ​International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content


​1. ​What Is Health and Safety?

​2. ​Case Studies

​3. ​Corporate Manslaughter

​4. ​Accidents

​5. Fire, Electricity, DSE and Manual Handling

​6. Emergencies, CoSHH, PPE and Stress

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have knowledge of basic health and safety procedures.
  • Understand the responsibilities of employers and employees under health and safety legislation.
  • Understand the importance of undertaking a risk assessment to prevent and control hazards.
  • Know how to follow the correct safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Understand the hazards and ill-health effects associated with specific work activities and processes.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 

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