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Health and Safety in the Workplace (UK) Certification

12.00 hours
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About the Health and Safety in the Workplace (UK) Certification

Health and safety applies to everyone in the workplace. Every year, thousands of people suffer from work-related illness and injury. When workers need to take time off, the organisation suffers – so it is in an employer’s best interest to keep their workers safe and healthy.

In this course, you will learn about the most common hazards workers face on a daily basis. You will discover how health and safety law works in both theory and practice, equipping you to spot 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 a thorough grounding in 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.

Course Content & Overview

  • 1.1 The Role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • 1.2 The Key Pieces of Legislation that Govern Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • 1.3 The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
  • 1.4 Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations (1992)
  • 1.5 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)
  • 1.6 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) (1995)
  • Activity 1
  • 1.7 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) (2002)
  • 1.8 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 1.9 Who Needs to Understand Health and Safety Legislation?
  • 1.10 Myths and Realities Regarding Health and Safety
  • Activity 2
  • 1.11 Task
  • 1.12 Summary
  • 2.1 What is a Risk Assessment?
  • 2.2 Risk Assessments and Ergonomics
  • 2.3 What if an Employer Lacks the Resources to Undertake their Own Risk Assessment?
  • 2.4 The Steps Recommended by HSE in Undertaking Risk Assessments in the Workplace
  • 2.5 Keeping Records
  • 2.6 Involving Workers Throughout the Risk Assessment Process
  • Activity 1
  • 2.7 Inspections of the Workplace
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 2.8 Special Considerations to Bear in Mind, when Undertaking Risk Assessments
  • Activity 2
  • 2.9 Vulnerable Workers
  • 2.10 Slips and Trips in the Workplace - an Example of a Preventable Incident
  • 2.11 Task
  • 2.12 Summary
  • 3.1 What is Manual Handling and Why is it Important?
  • 3.2 The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR)
  • 3.3 How Employers should Assess Manual Handling Risks in the Workplace
  • 3.4 Interventions Used, to Reduce the Risk Posed by Manual Handling Tasks
  • 3.5 Training
  • Activity 1
  • 3.6 Guidance for Pushing and Pulling Objects
  • 3.7 Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
  • Activity 2
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 3.8 Working with Display Equipment - The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • 3.9 Using DSE Safely
  • 3.10 Task
  • 3.11 Summary
  • 4.1 The Key Hazards Associated with Electricity
  • 4.2 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • 4.3 How can Employers Reduce the Risks Associated with Electricity in the Workplace?
  • Activity 1
  • Activity 2
  • 4.4 Selecting the Best Equipment for the Job and Ensuring that it is Used Properly
  • 4.5 Providing Proper Training and Supervision
  • 4.6 Making Sensible Decisions Regarding Dead and Live Working
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 4.7 Task
  • 4.8 Summary
  • 5.1 Fire Safety in the Workplace
  • 5.2 Fire Safety Risk Assessment
  • Activity 1
  • 5.3 Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)
  • 5.4 Reducing the Risks from Dangerous Substances
  • 5.5 Extra Requirements in Places whereby Explosive Atmospheres can Occur
  • 5.6 Preparing for Incidents and Emergencies
  • 5.7 How to Store Flammable Liquids in a Safe and Responsible Manner
  • 5.8 The Safe Use and Storage of Combustible Dusts
  • 5.9 How Can an Employer Reduce the Risk of Dust-related Explosions?
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 5.10 Task
  • 5.11 Summary
  • 6.1 What are the Dangers that Working at Height Brings?
  • 6.2 The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR)
  • Activity 1
  • 6.3 Factors to Consider when Working at Height
  • 6.4 Ensuring Equipment is Suitable for the Job
  • Activity 2
  • 6.5 The Safe Use of MEWPs
  • 6.6 Working Safely with Ladders and Step Ladders
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 6.7 Task
  • 6.8 Summary
  • 7.1 Moving Beyond Physical Illness and Injury
  • 7.2 Work-related Stress
  • Activity 1
  • 7.3 What are the Signs of Stress?
  • 7.4 How Can an Employer Reduce the Risk of Stress?
  • 7.5 How Should an Employer Help Workers Suffering from Stress in the Workplace?
  • 7.6 Mental Health and Work
  • 7.7 Alcohol in the Workplace
  • 7.8 Illegal Drugs in the Workplace
  • 7.9 Workplace Violence
  • 7.10 Reducing the Risk of Workplace Violence
  • Activity 2
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 7.11 Task
  • 7.12 Summary
  • 8.1 The Dangers of Excessive Noise in the Workplace
  • 8.2 Signs and Symptoms of Hearing Loss Caused by Excessive Noise
  • Activity 1
  • 8.3 The Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  • 8.4 How Can Employers Safeguard their Workers’ Hearing?
  • 8.5 The Proper Use of Personal Hearing Protection
  • 8.6 Health Surveillance
  • 8.7 Why Vibration is a Health Risk
  • 8.8 What Employers Can Do, In Order to Protect the Health of Employees Working with Vibration
  • Activity 2
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 8.9 Assignment
  • 8.10 Summary
  • 9.1 Why Vehicle Safety is a Priority
  • 9.2 Assessing and Managing Risk
  • Activity 1
  • 9.3 Controlling Vehicle Speed
  • 9.4 Safe Vehicles
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 9.5 Safe Drivers
  • 9.6 Task
  • 9.7 Summary
  • 10.1 Why First Aid Skills are Essential for a Healthy Workplace
  • 10.2 The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • 10.3 The Provisions that an Employer must Make in the Workplace
  • 10.4 Appointed Individuals and First Aiders
  • 10.5 Choosing a Suitable First Aid Training Provider
  • Activity 1
  • 10.6 What Should be Kept in a First Aid Kit?
  • Activity 2
  • Quick Recap Quiz
  • 10.7 Reporting Incidents and Keeping Records
  • 10.8 Task
  • 10.9 Summary
  • 10.10 Test
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