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Introduction to Health and Safety

  • About This Course
    Would you know what to do if someone injured themselves at work? Or if a fire broke out? Are you aware of the hazards in your workplace and how to manage risk? If you work for or manage any organisation, you need to be clued up on the basic principles and procedures of workplace health and safety (H&S). If you’re a little rusty on this then you’ve come to the right place. Introduction to Health and Safety provides a comprehensive overview of the major health and safety issues you’re likely to face in the workplace and provides advice on how you can comply with health and safety regulations. You’ll be a H&S expert in no time. 

    Who is this course for?
    Introduction to Health and Safety is the perfect course for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the world of health and safety in a work environment. It is the ideal introductory course on workplace safety for employees but is also a fantastic refresher for any employer. 

    What will you get from this course?
    Upon course completion, you will understand the essentials of workplace health and safety, including the laws that protect us all. You’ll be aware of the importance of H&S and understand how to assess risks and minimise workplace accidents and incidents, thereby keeping yourself and your colleagues safe as a result. 

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Grasp the key points of health and safety legislations 
    • Explain the importance of health and safety to others 
    • Identify common health and safety issues (e.g. manual handling) 
    • Understand the responsibility of both employer and employee to keep the workplace safe
    • Assess the risk of hazards and put measures in place to prevent accidents and breaches of health and safety legislation

    Course features 
    • Real-life examples, simulations and expert advice bring the material to life 
    • Multimedia content for an engaging study programme 
    • Additional resources so you can take your study further 
    • Interactive activities and quizzes check your learning
    • Glossary of useful terms 
  • Course lessons
    • Why does H&S matter?
    • What does the law say?
    • Identifying risks 
    • Manual handling
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Fire Safety
    • Display screen equipment 
    • Accident management 
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by TQUK for recognised CPD Hours.

    Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) are an Ofqual regulated awarding body. They pride themselves on being the most agile and forward thinking awarding body in the UK. TQUK provide independent endorsement of our CPD courses giving learners assurance that their course will help them gain the necessary skills and experience in their chosen subject area.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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