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This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Responsibilities and Legal Requirements of Health and Safety
- 2 Hazards and Risks in the Workplace
- 3 Safety Signs and their Importance
- 4 Workplace safety and Emergency Procedures
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 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.
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).
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.
About this course
Everyone in your workplace is legally required to have Health and Safety Training, and this course provides the perfect introduction to Health and Safety - whether as an induction tool, refresher, or for people changing roles within your organisation.
This Health and Safety Training gives a good grounding in general Health and Safety at work, helping employees recognise and avoid risks at work and explaining what to do to minimise illness and reduce workplace accidents.
It looks at responsibilities and legal requirements, hazards and risk, safety signs at work, personal protective equipment and workplace emergency procedures such as fire evacuation and calling the emergency services. Health and Safety Essentials briefly covers: fire awareness; slips, trips and falls; manual handling; basic DSE; basic COSHH; and electrical safety.
Our courses can be completed in one go or it can be done in bite size chunks - whatever suits you - the system remembers exactly where you stop, so you can resume where you left off.
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Health & Safety Training certificate
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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 Essential Health and Safety Training 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.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
3,631 real user reviews
Very interesting and a worthwhile test to undertake
Easily understood and not too long
As above! A very worthwhile piece of e learning
good course that covered all the essenti
good course that covered all the essentials. Perhaps have the narrator filmed from some different angles or with different backgrounds.
it was easy to follow and straight foward
Repeated information confusing
This user gave this course a rating of 3/5 stars
Really good layed out course. easy to follow and no fancy jargon. What you need to know and easy to understand.
yes, pretty clear and thorough
Very clearly presented
The Health and Safety Training covered all the essential aspects of health and safety not only at work, but also at home and in the outside environment, in a clear and methodical way. It was easy to follow the instructions and the technology worked perfectly.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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
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