Health and Safety

Awareness of Health and Safety at Work

Everyone has a part in making workplaces a safe place to be, this Virtual College CPD approved health and safety at work course is suitable for anyone looking to gain or refresh their health and safety knowledge. The course informs why it is so important to follow the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Meet legal obligations for health and safety training and receive an instant digital certificate with this course.

Health and Safety at Work
Health and Safety at Work
An Introduction to Health and Safety at Work
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Course Overview

  • Intermediate
  • 1-2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • 1-2 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

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.

You will learn

  • Understand the key principles of health and safety at work
  • Outline accident prevention, investigation and reporting best practice
  • Communicate health and safety information
  • Recognise common health and safety hazards and how they can be controlled

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in an office, retail, construction, food/catering, manufacturing, warehouse, hospital or hospitality environment


Legislation covered in this course includes:

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.

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    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.

  • Your Certificate

    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.


Health and Safety at Work Training Package

Just £35.00  | ✔ Great for all levels of staff

This five course health and safety training package has been designed to eople at any level, in any sector, with guidance that will help them to work safely.

Suitable for all levels of staff this training package and explains why the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is so important to follow.

On completion you will receive a CPD approved certificate for, Awareness of Health and Safety at Work, Fire Marshal and Warden Training, Manual Handling in the Workplace, Risk Assessment in the Workplace and Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace.

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