- Course Code: UKFEC17HSW
- Location: Online
- Duration: 12 hours
- Cost: £299.00
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- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Health & Safety in the Workplace (UK) Diploma
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.
You Will Learn:
- What health and safety means, why it is important that everyone in the workplace understands their responsibilities, and how health and safety legislation is implemented.
- Why employers must carry out risk assessments, what they need to do once they have identified workplace hazards, and when they are legally obliged to keep records.
- The risks that come with manual handling activities including lifting and carrying, and how these can be prevented.
- The dangers posed by electricity and the measures employers need to take in order to minimise the risk of electric shock and death.
- The factors that make fires and electrical explosions more likely to occur in the workplace, and how these hazards can be minimised or eliminated.
- The precautions that need to be put in place when working at height, and how to use ladders and stepladders in a safe manner.
- Why workers may suffer stress in the workplace, the relationship between work and mental health, and how employers can support their employees in maintaining psychological wellbeing.
- The physical and emotional consequences of exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace, and how changes to equipment and work procedures can reduce the chance of adverse effects.
- The many risks posed by vehicles in the workplace, and how employers can ensure that sites, drivers and vehicles are suitable for the job.
- The benefits of first aid and how an employer can assess the first aid provisions they must make in the workplace.
Benefits Of Taking the Health & Safety At Work Course
- If you are an employer, this course will help you understand how to meet your obligations under UK law.
- The knowledge of health and safety you will gain is a great starting point if you wish to pursue a career as a health and safety adviser.
- If you are an employee, your knowledge of health and safety will help you alert your employer to any hazards in the workplace, which will safeguard everyone’s wellbeing.
- You will learn about the role trade union officials and employee representatives play in health and safety, so this course is useful if you perform this kind of role at work.
- Your knowledge will make you an attractive candidate for roles that require you to supervise people undertaking potentially dangerous work.
- You can study from any location with an internet connection.
- Learn the material at any time and at your own pace.
- Lifetime access to the course – no deadlines.
- Obtain a recognised certification when completing the course, which will improve your career prospects.
- What is meant by the term ‘health and safety’, and who is responsible for its enforcement;
- Why health and safety legislation is so important;
- The key pieces of legislation that govern health and safety in the workplace;
- Who is responsible for upholding health and safety in the workplace;
- What a risk assessment is, and why risk assessments are carried out;
- The steps that an employer should take, when carrying out a risk assessment;
- The regulations governing employee consultation with regards to health and safety;
- Which groups of workers are particularly vulnerable to accidents and injury in the workplace, and how an employer can reduce the risk of adverse occurrences;
- Why employers must pay attention to the way in which their workers move items and heavy loads around the workplace;
- The signs and symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s);
- The pieces of legislation with which employers must comply with regards to manual handling, including the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992;
- How employers should assess manual handling risks in the workplace;
- The key hazards associated with working with electricity;
- Why the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 are important in ensuring worker safety;
- The main points contained within the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989;
- General guidance for upholding electrical safety in the workplace;
- The principles of general fire safety that apply to all workplaces;
- The hazards that increase the risk of fires and explosions in the workplace;
- An overview of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR);
- The correct storage of petrol and other flammable liquids;
- The dangers that working at height brings;
- The role of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR);
- Factors to consider, when carrying out a risk assessment, for work to be undertaken at height;
- How to work safely with ladders;
- Why it is important that employers consider not only physical injury and illness but also take into account psychological harm suffered by their employees;
- The causes of workplace stress and the symptoms of burnout;
- How employers can lower the risk of work-related stress and support those dealing with this common problem;
- Why employers need to consider the risk of workplace violence;
- Why it is essential that employers think about the levels of noise encountered by employees in the workplace;
- The signs and symptoms of hearing loss caused by excessive noise;
- The scope of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and how they should be used by employers;
- Why employers must think about the effects of working with vibrations;
- Why vehicle safety should be a priority for employers;
- The three areas that must be considered, when assessing and managing risk;
- How employers need to design and manage sites, in order to minimise the risk of injury and death;
- How employers can ensure that they have selected the right vehicle for the job and how to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained;
- Why first aid skills are essential to good health and safety practice in the workplace;
- How the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 helps employers fulfil their duties to provide appropriate first aid under the law;
- The level of first aid provision that an employer must provide in the workplace;
- Common components used, in making up a suitable first aid kit;
Who can take the Health & Safety in Workplace (UK) Diploma course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Health & Safety in Workplace (UK) Diploma course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.