Health and Safety - We are all responsible
Health and safety applies to everyone in the workplace. Every year thousands of people suffer from work-related illness and injury so it is in everyone’s best interest to learn how to keep safe and healthy when in the workplace.
In this course you will learn about some common hazards workers face on a daily basis. You will discover how the relevant health and safety law works in both theory and practice, equipping you to spot these common hazards in any working environment, and to play a role in minimising harm.
Whether you are an employer, employee or self-employed individual, this course will provide you with an introduction to health and safety law in the UK. You will discover that health and safety is not merely an exercise in bureaucracy, but a necessity in the maintenance of a productive workforce.
You Will Learn:
- What health and safety means, why it is important that everyone in the workplace understands their responsibilities, and how health and safety legislation is implemented
- Why employers must carry out risk assessments and what they need to do once they have identified workplace hazards.
- The risks that come with manual handling activities including lifting and carrying, and how these can be prevented
- The factors that make fires and electrical explosions more likely to occur in the workplace and how these hazards can be minimised or eliminated
- The importance of maintaining a safe workplace environment for employees and visitors; understanding the negative effects of employees working in a risky environment, which increases the likelihood of slips, trips and falls
Benefits of Taking the Health and Safety - We are all responsible Course
- As a business owner, knowing your potential liability in a variety of situations
- If you are an employee, this course will help you understand and avoid common electrical hazards
- Improved levels of wellbeing, health and happiness amongst employees
- The ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits your employees
- Study materials are available on all major devices - all that’s required is an internet connection
- The principles of general fire safety that apply to all workplaces;
- The hazards that increase the risk of fires and explosions in the workplace;
- An overview of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR);
- The correct storage of petrol and other flammable liquids;
- Why employers must pay attention to the way in which their workers move items and heavy loads around the workplace;
- The signs and symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s);
- The pieces of legislation with which employers must comply with regards to manual handling, including the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992;
- How employers should assess manual handling risks in the workplace;
Who can take the Health and Safety – We Are All Responsible Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Health and Safety – We Are All Responsible Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.