General Workshop Safety Training

This programme is for anyone who works in a workshop. It concentrates on GENERAL safety awareness, safe working habits and safe operating procedures.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete the course in 35-40 minutes
  • Excellent printable resource PDFs
  • Completion of test provides certificate
  • This course is CPD approved
  • Contributes towards a safer workplace
  • Easy to follow and navigate

General Workshop Safety Training Course Contents

1. Your Workshop

This section looks at employer and employee responsibilities, the hazards that may be present in a workshop and the common types of accidents which happen in a workshop. It also looks at where PPE, permit to work and health surveillance might be needed in a workshop. 

2. Safety Signs

This section looks at the importance of safety signs, explaining what the different types are and what they mean. Something so simple can go a long way to improving workshop safety. 

3. Preventing Accidents

This final section covers the basic workshop rules - the things that must ALWAYS be done to prevent accidents and the things that should NEVER be done. Downloadable PDFs of the DO’s and DON’Ts of Workshop Safety can be printed out and displayed.

 Test & Certificate

This General Workshop Safety Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.


The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states that employers must (See page 6): 

- Assess risks to the health and safety of their employees and non-employees arising in, or from, the workshop, and review them when there is significant change. Records of significant findings of the assessment must be kept where there are five or more employees.

- Plan, organise, control, monitor and review the preventative and protective measures taken as a result of the assessment.

- Provide health surveillance where necessary, for example to help control health risks from metalworking fluids.

- Appoint any competent person(s) needed to help them comply with legal obligations, for example, when having lifting equipment thoroughly examined.

- Set out what should be done in case of serious and imminent danger in the workshop, such as the spillage of a large amount of degreasing solvent.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

 Reviews More reviews

Excellent...clearly explains the dangers

By on March 20, 2017
As above..excellent and worthy for all technicians who use the workshop to take this module.

Really enjoyed this course.

By on March 6, 2017
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very good content

By on February 28, 2017
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