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An Introduction to Health and Safety a Work

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On average this
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Approximately 1-2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 93 interactive screes and multiple components. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours
towards your CPD

This An Introduction to Health and Safety and Work course has been created to provide information on why health and safety in the workplace is important to employees and employers, what you must do according to UK legislation to ensure your health and safety at work and that of your colleagues.

By completing this course you will be meeting your legal obligations and minimising the risk of bad publicity or lawsuits.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Understand the key principles of workplace health and safety
  • Outline accident prevention, investigation and reporting
  • Communicate health and safety information
  • Recognise common health and safety hazards and how they can be controlled

When you've completed this online training you will sit an online test and, once successful, you can download your certificate.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

The subjects covered in this module include:

  • Overview
  • What is health and safety and why is it necessary?
  • Health and safety legislation is applied to ensure
  • Keeping health and safety under control
  • Health and safety responsibilities
  • The basis of British health and safety
  • Umbrella British health and safety legislation
  • Areas where additional regulations apply
  • Particular areas of health and safety
  • A health and safety workplace
  • Health and safety benefits
  • Terminology
  • Legislation and enforcement
  • Health and safety statistics
  • Sources of guidance
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee concerns
  • Health and safety at work
  • Legal framework - structure of legislation
  • British health and safety law
  • Breaches of health and safety legislation
  • Comparison between Civil and Criminal Law
  • Penalties
  • Health and safety policy
  • Responsibility - employers
  • Responsibility - small businesses
  • Responsibility - employees
  • First aid - what is first aid at work?
  • What might be required?
  • Accident book
  • Sources of guidance
  • Appointed person
  • First aid
  • A first aid room
  • Informing employees
  • Enforcement
  • Inspection visits
  • Officers
  • Potentially heavy penalties
  • Information sources
  • Safety issues - health and safety committee
  • Risk assessment
  • The workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations) 1992
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal duty
  • What is a risk assessment?
  • Hazard and risk
  • Helping to identify hazards and evaluate risks
  • A five stage process
  • Update employees
  • Accident prevention, investigation and reporting
  • Accident prevention - responsibility
  • Personal unsafe events
  • Unsafe workplace conditions
  • A reactive process
  • First steps after an accident
  • Isolate the accident site
  • Collecting evidence
  • Investigation and outcome
  • Recording details
  • Legislated accident book
  • Accident form
  • RIDDOR - background
  • What is reportable?
  • Recording and reporting
  • Communication and environment
  • Implementation - enforcement
  • Workplace consultation arrangements
  • Information - displayed
  • Safety signs
  • To be provided to employees
  • Impact on land, air and water
  • Minimising waste
  • Sustainability
  • Hazards and controls: fire and electricity
  • Fire - common causes
  • Smoking
  • Safety regulation
  • Those responsible for fire safety
  • General safety requirements
  • Hazards and controls: fire and electricity
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety policy
  • Safety procedures
  • Safety requirements
  • Fire - extinguisher identification and mounting
  • Spread of fire
  • Electricity - dangers
  • Potential hazards
  • Precautions for safe installation
  • Precautions for power sources
  • Key precaution measures
  • Risk and assessment
  • Working safely to reduce risk
  • Hazards and controls: COSHH and PPE
  • Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) regulations 2002
  • Natural substances
  • Regulation requirements
  • The cost of poor control
  • Chemicals and labelling
  • Changes to CHIP labelling
  • Current CHIP labels
  • New CLP labels
  • COSHH - safety data sheets
  • Risk assessment control measures
  • How might workers be exposed
  • Applying control measures
  • Control equipment safety
  • Natural substance
  • Control common measures
  • Applying a risk assessment
  • Training and instruction
  • Keep workers healthy
  • Sources of help
  • Covered separately
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • PPE - other regulations
  • Assessing suitability
  • Potential hazards and types
  • Training
  • Maintenance and marketing
  • Hazards and controls: manual handling and DSE
  • Manual handling - potential causes of injury
  • Risk assessment
  • Employee duties
  • Examples of potential problems and reducing risk
  • Training
  • Display screen equipment (DSE) regulation
  • Some exceptions
  • Potential harm
  • Work station risk assessment
  • Employee training
  • Information
  • Hazards and controls: manual handling and DSE
  • Other PUWER requirements
  • General requirements
  • More regulations

Target Audience

This course is suitable for employees and employers who require health and safety training.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately Approximately 1-2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 93 interactive screes and multiple components. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print 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 course.

Cost and Discounts

£15 + 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 01943-885095.

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 Approximately 1-2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced with approximately 93 interactive screes and multiple components. Your progress will be recorded throughout. hours.

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