Working safely, and identifying workplace hazards, is in the interests of both employers and employees. Health and safety is one of the few areas where the law places specific duties on employees so a knowledge of where this applies and how to ensure that it is adhered to is important to protect individuals and businesses.
Employers must provide their employees with a safe and healthy environment in which to carry out their duties. Considerations when creating a healthy environment for employees to work in include adequate lighting, heating, ventilation, toilet and washroom facilities. We look at the specific needs of those with disabilities that require special consideration and extra provisions. In legal terms, the workplace refers to premises that is a persons place of work and includes common areas. These common area include shared buildings, roads and pathways and business parks. The HSE lists common areas for consideration in their guide A Safe Place to Work.
The course covers a wide range of workplace hazards and solutions including fire safety, asbestos awareness, working at height, COSHH, PPE and electrical safety. It also covers methods for improving safety performance and methods of protecting the environment.
|Introducing Working Safely|
|Defining Hazard and Risk|
|Identifying Common Hazards|
|Improving Safety Performance|
|Protecting the Environment|
Online assessment for this working safely training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 55% – 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 150 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions. workplace hazards