This 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.
Slips, trips and falls in the workplace can seriously affect the health and wellbeing of workers, as well as a company's overall productivity should key members of staff need time off as a result of these incidents.
In fact, Health and Safety Executive workplace slips, trips and falls statistics show that 1.5 million working days were lost due to these incidents from 2014-15. During this time, some 59 per cent of workplace injuries were attributed to slips, trips and falls.
What's more, if it comes to light that an employer could have prevented a fall-related injury, they could find themselves facing a costly lawsuit, bad publicity and potentially irreversible reputational damage.
It is therefore vital that both employers and employees know how to recognise potential slip, trip and fall hazards in their workplace, as well as how to make their working environment safer, which is exactly what the Virtual College Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace e-learning course covers.
This course was previously known as An Introduction to Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace.
Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace looks at employers' legal obligations in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999, and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
It also focuses on the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences 2013 (also known as RIDDOR) and the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
After completing the course, learners will:
The lesson plan for this course will be as follows:
This digital learning course is suitable for workers and managers across all sectors, as every workplace has its own hazards that could put staff at risk of slips, trips and falls.
As it is self-paced and the Virtual College Learning Management System tracks learners' progress as they study for the module, people can easily fit the course in around their other responsibilities at work.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for your records.
An Introduction to Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace should take around an hour to complete. There are 44 interactive screens for learners to work through, but the course is self-paced, so the overall duration depends on each individual's learning speed.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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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.
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.