Awareness of Health and Safety at Work Training Course
The aim of this course is to give you a basic level of understanding relating to the essentials of health and safety matters. It has been designed for both new starters in the workplace and existing employees who may have little or no recent training on the basics of health and safety.
It covers employee and employers’ responsibilities and raises awareness of the kinds of risks and hazards that may be present in a variety of working environments and various control measures that should be in place where there is a risk to health.
Risks exist in most places of work. Employers have a legal duty to reduce risks, as far as possible, by identifying the risks and hazards and putting in place the relevant safety measures and control procedures to eliminate, or reduce, the hazards to a safe level to make sure that the working environment remains safe for everyone.
Having a good understanding of health and safety is essential for everyone in the workplace, whether you are an employee, self-employed, a supervisor or a manager. By adopting good health and safety practices, you will help yourself and others work in a safer way.
Although health and safety could apply to our own homes, where accidents unfortunately do happen, this course, along with all the laws, regulations and guidance, refers to health and safety in the workplace.
- Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Approved by RoSPA & Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 60 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Awareness of Health and Safety at Work Training for?
This course is ideal for anybody within the workplace as it covers the variety of health and safety issues that may occur within different job roles. It is important that all members of staff are aware of the safety precautions that should be undertaken to protect their health and others.
As employers have a duty of care to ensure that the health and safety of all members of staff are maintained, it is essential that they have the appropriate knowledge and skills to successfully implement that. This course provides both employees and employers with the tools they need to put in precautionary measures in place to help minimise risk to health.
Awareness of Health and Safety at Work Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This training course and it's content has also been approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Awareness of Health and Safety at Work Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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This course aims to introduce you to the basics of understanding health and safety positively.
It is designed to raise your awareness of the kinds of risks and hazards that may be present in a variety of working environments which, by adopting good health and safety practices, will help you and others work more safely.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- The importance of practising good health and safety
- What health and safety means
- The costs associated with poor health and safety
- A definition of ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
- What hazards and risks can be present in a variety of environments
- The role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- The importance of a risk assessment
- The 5 steps of a risk assessment
- What ‘Control Measures’ are and their importance
- The things you can do to work safer in your environment
- Yours and your employer’s legal responsibilities
- Where to go to get further help and advice on health and safety matters in your workplace
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
Introduction to Health and Safety
This section introduces the learner to the course and shows the learner some RIDDOR statistics.
Module 1 - Health and Safety Matters
This section of the course concentrates on how to get help and advise for health and safety within your own organisation. It also looks at how to prepare for work, by addressing personal hygiene, alcohol and substance abuse and general physical and mental health.
This module also looks at the importance of PPE (personal protective equipment) and the different types of PPE that are available.
Module 2 - Risks in Different Environments
This module aims to highlight the different areas of risk that can be present in a variety of working environments. It looks at how some environments we work in can present risks to workers’ health and well-being.
Module 3 - Other Health and Safety Essentials
In this final section, you will cover other important, relevant information and procedures relating to health and safety. This includes accident reporting, first aid, fire safety rules, emergency procedures and RIDDOR.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 20 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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