Overview - Slips, Trips and Falls
This An Introduction to Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace course has been created with businesses in mind and will ensure organisations are able to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls in the workplace. This in turn will reduce the risk of injury and unwanted expenses.
By completing this course you will be meeting your legal obligations and minimising the risk of bad publicity or lawsuits.
During 2014/15 an estimated 1.5 million working days were lost as a result of slips, trips and falls in the UK. There were over 76,000 non-fatal injuries to employees with over 59% of specified major injuries caused by slips, trips or falls.
The main pieces of legislation this course will cover are:
1. Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
2. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999
3. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
4. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases Occurrences Regulations 1995 (Updated version released in 2013)
5. The Work at Height Regulations 2005
Learners will be taught about legislation, the problem, the risk assessment and the control measures to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls.
On completion of this course learners will:
- Know why it is important to prevent slips, trips and falls
- Understand what can cause slips, trips and falls from a height
- Be familiar with legislation relating to slips, trips and falls
- Understand the role of risk assessment
- Know what can be done to prevent slips, trips and falls
- Be aware of your role in preventing slips, trips and falls
This module looks at slips, trips and falls in the workplace, what causes them and what can be done to prevent them. The subjects covered in this module include:
- How serious is the problem?
- Key legislation
- What is a risk assessment?
- Risk assessment steps
- Control measures-slips
- Control measures-trips
- Control measures-work at height
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
With approximately 44 interactive screens, it is estimated that this course will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
As a short e-learning course, this is suitable for any person, in any sector, as it addresses health and safety across a number of workplace environments. This course is suitable for employers and their employees.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
How it Works
This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.
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