Health & Safety in the Workplace Certification
Regardless of your position in an organisation, the maintenance of the health and safety of both you and your workforce is invaluable. When workers get sick, productivity declines, other workers become sick, and the organisation suffers as a whole.
Knowing how to construct proper guidelines, in order to manage health and maximise safety is vitally important. An unsafe work environment not only lowers morale, but it can also leave you, as an employer, liable to cover the loss of wages and pain and suffering encountered by an injured party.
Therefore, teaching your team members how to keep a workplace safe and eliminate accidents is a vital skill in today’s increasingly competitive job market.
This course is offered wholly online. This allows for the employee to exercise complete autonomy to study wherever and whenever is most suitable for them.
What You Will Learn:
In this course, your team members will learn all about the following:
- The parties that are responsible for maintaining the health and safety of an organisation;
- The legal requirements that your organisation must abide by, when securing the health and safety of its employees;
- The tools available to help assess the risks in a workplace and what can be done, in order to minimise these risks;
- How to recognise the positions in your organisation that are at the most risk;
- Why proper training of employees in regards to their safety is so vitally important, especially for those that are required to regularly lift heavy loads;
- The hazards associated with electricity and how to avoid injury when working with power;
- When accidents happen, what you should do first and how to administer first aid, while awaiting the arrival of an emergency medical team.
How Completing This Course Can Benefit Your Employees:
There are a range of benefits that employees can look forward to, when they have successfully completed this course. These benefits include:
- The ability to keep a workplace as safe and injury free as possible, by making sure that as many of your employees as possible are informed accordingly on the subject;
- As a business owner, knowing your potential liability in a variety of situations;
- The ability to study at the time and from the place that best suits your employees;
- Upon completion of the course, your staff receive an industry-recognised and fully-accredited certification that can be sent via post or printed out at work;
- Study materials are available on all major devices - all that’s required is an internet connection.
- What is meant by the term ‘health and safety’, and who is responsible for its enforcement;
- Why health and safety legislation is so important;
- The key pieces of legislation that govern health and safety in the workplace;
- Who is responsible for upholding health and safety in the workplace;
- What a risk assessment is, and why risk assessments are carried out;
- The steps that an employer should take, when carrying out a risk assessment;
- The regulations governing employee consultation with regards to health and safety;
- Which groups of workers are particularly vulnerable to accidents and injury in the workplace, and how an employer can reduce the risk of adverse occurrences;
- 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;
- The key hazards associated with working with electricity;
- Why the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 are important in ensuring worker safety;
- The main points contained within the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989;
- General guidance for upholding electrical safety in the workplace;
- 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;
- The dangers that working at height brings;
- The role of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR);
- Factors to consider, when carrying out a risk assessment, for work to be undertaken at height;
- How to work safely with ladders;
- Why it is important that employers consider not only physical injury and illness but also take into account psychological harm suffered by their employees;
- The causes of workplace stress and the symptoms of burnout;
- How employers can lower the risk of work-related stress and support those dealing with this common problem;
- Why employers need to consider the risk of workplace violence;
- Why it is essential that employers think about the levels of noise encountered by employees in the workplace;
- The signs and symptoms of hearing loss caused by excessive noise;
- The scope of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and how they should be used by employers;
- Why employers must think about the effects of working with vibrations;
- Why vehicle safety should be a priority for employers;
- The three areas that must be considered, when assessing and managing risk;
- How employers need to design and manage sites, in order to minimise the risk of injury and death;
- How employers can ensure that they have selected the right vehicle for the job and how to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained;
- Why first aid skills are essential to good health and safety practice in the workplace;
- How the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 helps employers fulfil their duties to provide appropriate first aid under the law;
- The level of first aid provision that an employer must provide in the workplace;
- Common components used, in making up a suitable first aid kit;
Who can take the Health & Safety in Workplace (UK) Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 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 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 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 & Safety in Workplace (UK) Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.