Flexible start date




  • Business & Management


  • Online

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.