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Covered in this Health & Safety course

Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 The Hazards
  2. 2 Health and safety responsibilities
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Although there are many different types of hazards, most workplace injuries and ill-health are down to a relatively small number of common causes. We’ll be concentrating on these in this section, we'll look at slips, trips and falls, manual handling, DSE, working environment, fire, electricity and hazardous substances.

Health & Safety policy

Employers must comply with health and safety law to ensure everyone’s safety. To do this they’ll have safety policies and procedures in place. You need to know what’s in these, and you must follow them. In this section, we will be looking at what’s required of an organisation to ensure everyone’s health and safety. 

About this course

Everyone in your workplace is legally required to have Health and Safety Training, and this module provides the perfect introduction to Health and Safety - whether as an induction tool, refresher, or for people changing roles within your organisation.

This IOSH & RoSPA Approved 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, your working environment 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 health & safety training 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 questions 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.

Health & Safety Essentials Certificate

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Why is this Health & Safety 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:

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)
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