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.
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
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 stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Real user reviews
Based on 3,283 real user reviews.
Easy to follow
Why is it necessary to remember percentages of things for the test - surely it's about acting in an appropriate manner to reduce risk that actually matters. The presentation is very dull to watch and lacks relevance a lot of the time to classroom teaching. What about covering things like student bags/belongings on the floor or them swinging on chairs or managing in an over crowded classroom? What about loan working with students and making sure staff are safe in this environment? Most teachers spend hours marking, lugging materials and books around etc - all of this should be covered. Surely this would be more relevant than the generalised office type health and safety talks. Also - I had to watch several of the videos several times in order to reach the test, as the system seemed to think that I had not watched them - but I had! This was extremely irritating and time consuming.
Some of the answers to statistical questions are at odds with the HSE's own data.
Most of the video slides are general knowledge and are already known by most adults. I feel this method of training is uninspiring and dry.
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I found this to be interesting training which initially I thought I would not need to complete but its something every adult/yp could learn from. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more on Health and Safety.
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:
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
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 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.