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Health and Safety

Overview

This RoSPA-accredited, level-2, e-learning course is suitable for anyone who is required to know and understand their health & safety rights and responsibilities at work. The course includes optional voiceover recorded by a professional actor and culminates with an assessment.

It is specifically designed to teach learners everything from the basics of health and safety rights as an employee to the specifics, including: risk assessments, hazards, slips, trips and falls, manual handling, working at height, manual handling, COSHH, fire safety, PPE, display screen equipment, electricity, driving, stress, the environment and what to do in the event of an incident.

This course can be completed as a standalone course or as part of the full health & safety for managers training course.

Law & Legislation

This course covers key points from:

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2002
  • The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

Course Content

  • Rights and Responsibilities - A basic introduction to an employee's health and safety responsibilities, how health and safety is managed in the workplace, the importance of risk management.
  • Understanding Risk Assessments - The principles of risk assessment, the definition of "hazard" and "risk", the 5-step approach to risk assessment
  • Hazards - The most common workplace hazards and how risks can be controlled, including: lighting, temperature, ventilation, noise, machinery and equipment.
  • Slips, Trips and Falls - The most common causes of slips, trips and falls, and what can be done to prevent incidents.
  • Manual Handling - The hazards associated with manual handling operations, manual handling law, an introduction to how a manual handling risk assessment is conducted, the basic principles of good handling technique.
  • Working at Height - Activities that are considered work at height, how to reduce risk when working at height.
  • COSHH - An introduction to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, common hazardous substances, how to reduce risk when working with hazardous substances, understanding labels and data sheets.
  • PPE - Understanding how and why personal protective equipment is used, some common examples of PPE, the use of PPE including: training and maintenance.
  • Display Screen Equipment - Understanding what is covered by a display screen equipment (DSE) risk assessment, how to reduce risk when working with DSE.
  • Fire - What can cause fires, how to reduce the risk of harm from fire including preventing and controlling fire, an introduction to fire extinguishers.
  • Electrical Safety - How electricity can cause harm, how to reduce risk when working with electricity.
  • Environmental Health and Safety - What is covered when talking about the environment in a health and safety context, environmental legislation, what actions can be taken to reduce environmental impact.
  • Driving Safety - Understanding what road-related activity is covered by health and safety law, the road-safety checklist for reducing risks associated with driving at work.
  • Stress Awareness - Understanding stress and what causes it, how to reduce the risk of harm caused by stress, how to spot the signs of stress, mental health and how it relates to stress.
  • In The Event of an Incident - What to do in the event of an incident, the accident book, and accident investigation.