Awareness Health and Safety at Work is designed to teach both employees and employers why health and safety in the workplace is so important in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Everyone has a role to play in ensuring their own health and safety at work, as well as that of their colleagues.
Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that from 2016-17, half a million UK workers developed a musculoskeletal condition as a result of their job, and 137 people suffered a fatal accident at work. In the same 12-month period, 0.6 million non-fatal work-related injuries were recorded, and 31.2 million days of productivity were lost due to employees needing time off because of an injury or illness obtained on the job.
Combined, these incidents cost the UK economy some £14.9 billion.
Therefore, it is vital that employers are adhering to health and safety regulations to protect their staff, members of the public and the wider economy.
This course was previously known as An Introduction to Health and Safety at Work
Awareness of Health and Safety at Work is designed to teach both employees and employers why health and safety in the workplace is so important in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
By taking this e-learning course, you'll meet your legal obligations, minimise the risk of bad publicity or lawsuits for your company and be able to demonstrate your understanding of health and safety laws.
After completing the course, you'll be able to:
The Awareness of Health and Safety at Work course covers the following lesson plan:
This course should take one to two hours to complete, but e-learning is self-paced, so it depends entirely on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material.
This course has been certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
After completing this course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your records.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.
If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.
Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
The content of this course will help employers and employees address the legal obligations around the main piece of health and safety legislation - Health and Safety at Work 1974.
This legislation places a duty of care on employers to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of all employees are adequately taken into consideration. By taking this course, you are helping to uphold the high standards of health and safety within your workplace and meet the legal obligations around health and safety in the workplace.