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Health and Safety in the Workplace

This is a Virtual Course

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All businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are protected from harm in the workplace. This online Health and Safety course helps you to fulfil legal requirements for providing workplace training; it also promotes staff awareness that can lead to greater efficiency, lower insurance costs and a reduction in lost time. Organisations will experience a number of benefits from providing a safe and healthy workplace; in 2008/9 29.3 million days were lost overall due to work related health and safety issues. To help reduce these numbers, this Virtual College course has been tailored to address your legal workplace training requirements, as well as key risk assessment areas. If you require additional training depending on your specific sector, you can view our additional courses including, Manual Handling, Asbestos Awareness and Risk Assessment.


Lesson Plan

This Virtual College course covers the following subject areas:

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Risk Assessment
  • Accident Prevention, Investigation and Reporting
  • Communication and Environment
  • Hazards and Controls: Fire and Electricity
  • Hazards and Controls: COSHH and PPE
  • Hazards and Controls: Manual Handling & DSE

Upon successfully completing this e-learning course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the key principles of workplace health and safety
  • Recognise the importance of risk assessment to Health and Safety and how it is undertaken
  • Outline accident and incident investigation and reporting
  • Communicate health and safety information clearly
  • Recognise common health and safety hazards and how they can be controlled


Approximately 3 - 4 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

Interview Process

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted primarily at businesses or individuals who are self-employed; however, it will also be of use to anyone who would like to increase their awareness of health and safety in the workplace.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

Course details

  • Attendance: Virtual Course
  • Start Date: Flexible
  • Hours per week: Flexible
  • Days: Flexible
  • Start Time: Flexible
  • End Time: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Course Fees: £30 + VAT (discounts for block bookings)
  • Venue: E Learning - Online learning -You can do your course from home or work
  • Faculty:
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  • Level:
  • Qualification Name: Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Awarding Body: CPD Certified

Contact Information


This is a virtual course. You can view more details, or purchase the course online.

You can also download a printable application form (PDF 209KB).

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