Health and Safety in the Workplace

Helping you to understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

Overview

Why take this course?

Approximately 25 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illness or workplace injury. Within that, a staggering number are the result of work-related incidents that could have easily been avoided.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those risks and how to control and act upon any likely hazards present in your particular place of work.

This knowledge is not only of benefit in the workplace but in general everyday life - as such, this course acts as a great addition to your CV, and will highlight your strong commitment to health and safety at work.

What you will experience

This course has four main sections, including:

Section 1: Roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare at work
In this section the learner will learn about employers' and employees' duties relating to health, safety and welfare. It covers the requirements for training and competence, and how to effectively communicate health and safety information.

Section 2: How risk assessments contribute to health and safety
Learners will begin to understand the meaning of 'hazard' and 'risk', how risk assessments are carried out and how they contribute to a reduction in workplace accidents and ill health.

Section 3: Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards
This module will educate learners by identifying hazards in the workplace, explaining how hazards cause harm or damage and outlining key risk controls for common hazards.

Section 4: Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents at work
In the final section, the learner will look at the common causes of accidents and ill health, learn what actions to take following an incident at work and explore the importance of recording incidents, accidents and ill health accurately.

Student in a classroom

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises.

Next steps

Education

Employment

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
6 Hours £40.00
YBNHS
-O171A
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.