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Working Safely in an Engineering Environment

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 was developed to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for everyone in a company. It is the single most important Act governing health & safety in the country and applies to all work and places of work.

500 people are killed, 30,000 people are seriously injured and 30 million days are lost per year due to work - related injuries. The focus of this module is to raise awareness of the potential hazards and what measures can be used to minimise the number of work related accidents within an engineering environment. Health and Safety rules and regulations are also very important and this course will help the learner to have a greater knowledge of these regulations and how to comply with them. Having completed the module the learner will have a better understanding of health and safety regulations, how to recognise potential hazards, the application of safe working practices and procedures and how to react in the event of an emergency.

The learning objectives for this module encompass

Complying with health and safety regulations

  • Describe and apply in principle your duties and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work ACT 1974 and relevant current legislation
  • Identify within the organisation the sources of information and guidance on health and safety issues such as eye protection, personal protective equipment, COSHH regulations and risk assessment
  • Identify the warning signs and labels of the main groups of hazardous or dangerous substance
  • Comply with the appropriate statutory regulations

Following accident and emergency procedures

  • Identify the location of first aid facilities
  • Identify the appropriate qualified first aiders
  • Identify procedures to follow for injury to self or others
  • Follow organisational procedures in the event of fire
  • Follow organisational procedures for the evacuation of premises
  • Identify procedures to be followed in the event of dangerous occurrences or hazardous malfunctions of equipment, processes or machinery

Applying safe working practices and procedure

  • Use equipment safely and only for the purpose intended
  • Observe organisational safety rules, signs and hazard warnings
  • Take measures to protect others from harm by any work you are carrying out
  • Act in a responsible manner at all times within the working environment
  • Carry out your work activities in accordance with legal requirements and organisational safety policies
  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Observe personal hygiene procedures
  • Demonstrate how to lift alone
  • Demonstrate how to lift with the assistance of others
  • Demonstrate how to lift with mechanical assistance

Recognising and controlling hazards in the workplace

  • Recognise hazards in your working environment (such as working at height, in confined space and hot work)
  • Recognise hazards with the equipment that you use (such as machines, power tools and cutting tools)
  • Recognise hazards with the materials and substances, where appropriate, that you use (such as cutting fluids/oils, hydraulic fluids and fluxes)

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning objectives
  • Complying with Health and Safety Regulations
  • Following Accident and Emergency Procedures
  • Applying Safe Working Practices and Procedures
  • Recognising and Controlling Hazards in the Workplace

Target Audience

Anyone working in an engineering environment will benefit from this course.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

What our customers have said

It was very easy to understand.
26/10/2015 CK
I enjoyed the audio that accompanied the slides, this appealed to more than one sense and I found myself taking in the information faster
JB 04/01/2014

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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