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Essential Health and Safety Training

This basic Health and Safety Training 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
  • Cover the essential knowledge needed for effective health and safety
  • CPD accredited
  • Independently approved by IOSH
  • Reduce absences due to avoidable illness and accidents
  • Show commitment to the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
  • End of course test and printable certificate

Essential Health and Safety Training Course Contents

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.

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.

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).

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.

 Health & Safety Essentials Certificate

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.

 Legislations relating to Health and Safety

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

Brilliant, useful and entertaining

By on June 17, 2018
I enjoyed this course very much. It provides an easy and excellent way to learn new things and get useful tips and ideas.

Clear and concise training

By on June 14, 2018
Good examples on each scenario. The presenter was clear and unobtrusive - he just delivered the message as it is, so you concentrated on the training. Good to have the odd question thrown in during the presentation, it kept you alert!

Excellent and easy to use

By on June 12, 2018
The course was very clear and very useful. Although I knew most of the information it was great to be able to refresh and be reminded of safe practice. Thank you for this very enjoyable yet vital contribution the provision of a safe and responsible workplace.