Health and Safety Essentials

This programme covers the key areas of Health and Safety that you are legally required to train your staff in. It provides an easy-to-follow but comprehensive introduction to the major topics that will keep your workplace safe.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this course online in just 40 minutes
  • Reduce absences due to avoidable illness and accidents
  • Comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • RoSPA approved training for all staff
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
  • End of course test and printable certificate

Health and Safety Essentials Course Contents

1. Responsibilities and Legal Requirements

This section looks at who is responsible for health and safety at work. It ensures that everyone is aware that they share the responsibility - they have a duty to themselves, to their colleagues and to their workplace.

It highlights the importance of training and communication.

2. Hazard and Risk

A hazard is something with the potential to cause harm and a risk is the likelihood of that harm happening. Here we look at what those risks might be in the workplace, we look at risk assessments and safe working.

The section is split into subsections, each covering one or more different areas of risk - slips, trips, falls, fire, manual handling, DSE, COSHH and electrical safety.

3. Safety Signs

Workplace safety signs are used to communicate important messages to instruct, advise and warn.

In this section we look at the different types of safety signboards - prohibition signs, warning signs, mandatory signs, safe conditions signs and fire safety signs. We look at fire action signs and we also include COSHH safety signs (which use the CLP pictograms from the GHS system of Classification and labelling of chemicals).

4. Workplace safety and Emergency Procedures

Here we look at what to do if things go wrong!

We cover Workplace First Aid Kits and Accident Books for accident and injury reporting and we cover a worst case scenario, looking at calling the emergency services.

 Test & Certificate

This Health and Safety Essentials course concludes with a 20 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.

 Legislation

The iHasco Health and Safety Essentials programme is a starting point for workplace health and safety training, covering the basic knowledge required to help prevent some of the most common accidents and illnesses in the workplace. It covers basic requirements of a range of different Health and Safety regulations, including:

Every employer must ensure that their employees are provided with adequate health and safety training

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Chapter 13 (2)

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 outline the duty of all employers to provide their personnel with Health and Safety training at the beginning of their employment. The law also stipulates that this training should a) be repeated on a regular basis, b) be adapted to take account of new risks to health and safety, and c) take place during working hours.

 Reviews More reviews

Excellent course, lots of detail

5
By on March 29, 2017
Very informative and lots of essential information

Easy to use and very informative

5
By on March 29, 2017
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very useful information,well worth doing

5
By on March 29, 2017
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