Covered in this Course

The Essential Health and Safety Training course is broken down into 4 sections.

1) Responsibilities and Legal Requirements of Health and Safety

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.

A list of responsibilities and legal requirements for health and safety essential requirements

2) Hazards and Risks in the Workplace

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.

A man bending over to pick up a package as part of our Health and Safety Training

3) Safety Signs and their Importance

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).

A variety of safety signs and signboards for healthy and safety essentials

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.

An accident book as part of workplace health and safety essentials and Emergency Procedures

Health & Safety Essentials Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Health and Safety Training -  Basics & Essentials course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Health & Safety Essentials Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.

Health & Safety Essentials Certificate

Real User Reviews


Based on 3,061 real user reviews.

4.27 out of 5
Excellent easy to use course

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Very easy to use

The system was easily navigated and very informative. I had an issue with loading the videos and questions at times though which was a little frustrating

Not inclusive.

The overwhelming majority of the people used in your programme were male. I only saw 2 women (slipping in the kitchen and tripping while texting). None of the models used for showing the "how to" sections were female. All the animated figures leaving buildings etc were male. The narrator was male. It's 2017 not 1957.


I appreciate Safety can be a dry subject but this possibly the most boring training packageI have ever taken part in/watched. There was no interaction, the presenter sounds as if he is talking down to the viewer and the predictable attempts to link it to a work environment lacked any kind of imagination. It is almost as if you have tried to create a presentation that fits all but by doing so it has become so sterile it has lost all relevance.Fire - you showed a picture of an employee fighting a fire - is it our companies policy that an employee would fight a fire? - have you checked - do we have staff who have been trained in fire fighting?

vary informative

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None of the Videos Work!!

1 star as I could not give 0. None of the videos work. Just had to skip right though tot he test. No point in doing it

I can't imagine this making me any safer

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Poor and repetitive

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Legislation relating to Health and Safety

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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.