Overview - Health and Safety in the Workplace
All businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are protected from harm in the workplace. This online Health and Safety course helps you to fulfil legal requirements for providing workplace training; it also promotes staff awareness that can lead to greater efficiency, lower insurance costs and a reduction in lost time.
This online training has been approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
The benefits of using online training in the workplace include:
- Cost Reductions e.g. travel fees
- Man hour reduction (training only takes as long as the learner needs)
- Self-printed certificate for evidence of course completion
- Staff can start training immediately
- Helping your business maintain a green status by reducing your carbon footprint
The Health and Safety in the Workplace module is available as a stand-alone course, however, for a limited time only we are offering it as part of our Online Safety Training Pack with our Fire Safety and Evacuation module for only £40 + VAT.
All of our online training can be paused by the user and picked up again when they like, allowing freedom to complete the course in a time that fits around their workload. By allowing them to work at their own pace you can have peace of mind that everybody has received adequate information, without feeling the need to compete with their peers.
If you are responsible for training a large number of staff, you may also be interested in hearing more about our Learning Management System (LMS) Our well established system allows you to easily track and record who has received and completed the training, while reducing the need for administration and paperwork.
What is Covered?
Organisations will experience a number of benefits from providing a safe and healthy workplace; as mentioned above in 2008/9 29.3 million days were lost overall due to work related health and safety issues. To help reduce these numbers, our course has been tailored to address your legal workplace training requirements, as well as key risk assessment areas. If you require additional training depending on your specific sector, you can view our additional courses including, Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness and Risk Assessment
The subjects covered in this module include:
- Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Risk Assessment
- Accident Prevention, Investigation and Reporting
- Communication and Environment
- Hazards and Controls: Fire and Electricity
- Hazards and Controls: COSHH and PPE
- Hazards and Controls: Manual Handling & DSE
Upon successfully completing this e-learning course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate the key principles of workplace health and safety
- Recognise the importance of risk assessment to Health and Safety and how it is undertaken
- Outline accident and incident investigation and reporting
- Communicate health and safety information clearly
- Recognise common health and safety hazards and how they can be controlled
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Virtual College’s Health and Safety in the Workplace course is approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate as proof, and a record of this training will be available in the Enable Learning Management System should you need it in future (for example, a health and safety audit).
Approximately 3-4 hours. The training takes on average 3 - 4 hours to complete. The length of time taken depends on how quickly you study and absorb the material. The Learning Management System automatically tracks your progress so you can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and pause the training if you need to complete it in stages. There is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This module is perfect for employees in any business who require health and safety training. It is also suitable for individuals who are self-employed and individuals who wish to increase their awareness of health and safety in the workplace, or prepare for entry to a new job.
I found this way of learning is good because you can do it at your leisure
The system is easy to use and I liked the fact that you can save/pause the modules and come back to the point you were at in case I needed to leave the computer at any time.
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the system works; if you want a more detailed guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.
Alternatively, if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?
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 consists 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
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.