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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 The 10 Steps
  2. 2 Legislation relating to Health and Safety
  3. 3 Health and Safety Myths
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A list of health and safety questions to ask employees as part of our health and safety training for managers and supervisors

This section outlines the 10 things that all businesses must do, including setting up a health and safety policy, assessing risks in the workplace, providing training and information and ensuring there is adequate first aid cover.

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Here we go through the various relevant pieces of legislation, starting with the 3 general pieces of legislation The HASAWA, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations & The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations. We then move onto specific safety areas - from fire safety law and first aid requirements to noise, vibration and electricity and many other in between.

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In this section, we discuss the common health and safety myths that people fall victim to. Including, "Slips trips and falls are unavoidable" and "Employees aren't responsible".

We focus on the importance to remind people to focus on the REAL risks that can seriously damage people’s health at work.

About this course

This Health & Safety training has been written for employersmanagers and supervisors who have a responsibility for the health and safety of all personnel within their organisation.

The Health and Safety Training for Managers and Supervisors course is a concise and easy-to-follow guide, which leads health and safety managers through the necessary steps to health and safety at work and provides information on the different laws and legislation which apply to health and safety. 

It is a core programme for people who may be new to health and safety and want to know what they have to do, but it's also excellent as a check-list for all health and safety managers, no matter how experienced.

Health and Safety within an organisation is not only about compliance - effective health and safety has many benefits, including safer, happier and healthier employees; a better company reputation; and a lower accident rate. It also helps reduce absences from work and helps to avoid serious accidents at work, so it’s important to get it right.

Do you work from home as part of your job? You might be interested in our Health and Safety for Homeworkers Training

This eLearning course only provides awareness education. Face to face training would be needed in addition in order to complete all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation. 

Download our free Health & Safety checklist - a great tool for employers or anyone in charge of Health & Safety!

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Health and Safety Training for Managers & Supervisors

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Keith Wickham

The importance of Health and Safety Training for Managers & Supervisors

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Health & Safety for Managers 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 for Managers & Supervisors course concludes with a 15 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 Health and Safety Training for Managers & Supervisors 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 for Managers Certificate

515 real user reviews

4.4 out of 5
Very good course.

Made me realise a lot more about H&S.

Ok but some confusing definitions

Its difficult to fit this topic into a 'one size fits all' one hour course however for our organisation too generic. Very static office/premises based rather than managing service delivery or away from base activities. Video sections a bit flat and a lot of 'talk at you' information. Terminology in parts jarred a little. Step 1, confusion and conflation between ‘competent person’ ie specific responsibility for advising organization on H&S and managers and supervisors with general responsibility for implementation and oversight of H&S areas under their control. Step 2: Write a H&S Policy - Reference to ‘general policies’ rather than policy objectives - things you intend to do to keep everyone safe. You wouldn’t necessarily have specific ‘policies’ to ‘prevent accidents etc.’ you would have arrangements. Risk assessment section process good but examples focus on office/premises base hazards. Training – seems to refer solely to external and e-leaning - omits internal. ‘health facilities’ slightly strange terminology. Reference to ‘safety facilities’ slightly random – would the requirements for safety glass or toughened glazing be number 3 on anyone's checklist?

Constant Upgrading

While the course content covers all well. - It took me 99 minutes to complete as I kept getting removed from the site. Hopefully, this will not re-occur during the next two courses I have to complete.

Idiot proof

This training is delivered in a very easy to follow and clear manner, making learning and development as simple as can be. Thank you

Gives you the facts not to long

Each section isn't to long and gives you all the facts you need to help and assist in your everyday work. You can do a bit and come back to it later and finish of when you have time.

Clear, instructive and interesting

A very user friendly yet detailed enough skills guide, very time efficient to go through and to the point, ensuring that you can return to certain points if something is highlighted to be a weakness during the test at the end.

Interesting, but not relevant to my role

This training seems to be for H+S Managers/Supervisors/Competent Persons, not for Office Managers/Supervisors

easy to follow

gives a good recap of H&S responsibilities

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 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 set out the general duties employers have toward employees and members of the public, and the duties employees have to themselves and others. Any director, manager, secretary or similar officer can be held responsible for breaches of these Acts. 

Essentially, the law states that everyone must take ‘reasonably practicable’ precautions and actions to reduce risk in their workplace, as well as appointing competent people to specific Health and Safety duties and providing appropriate information and training.

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)

Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Section 5 (1)
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