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Workplace Essentials: Health and Safety

Discover the principles of health and safety in the workplace with this informative two week course.

5,399 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Learn about general health and safety in the workplace in a post COVID-19 world

With additional information on infection control to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this health and safety course offers the perfect combination of subjects to induct or refresh employees, associates, and visitors to preventing injuries and accidents in the workplace.

You’ll learn about manual handling in the workplace, fire safety awareness and infection control on this 3 CPD accredited course.

Discover the correct procedures for manual handling

You’ll list employer and employee’s responsibilities and will identify ways to stop accidents and injuries from occurring in the workplace.

You’ll also learn about manual handling and decipher the correct ways of lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads.

Identify the principles of fire safety

As well as recognising fire safety signs, you’ll understand how to raise the alarm and how to best evacuate a building safely.

You’ll also get to grips with the benefits of having risk assessments within the workplace.

Get to know infection control methods in a COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the foreseeable future. You’ll learn how the workplace needs to adapt to prevent infection control, as well as PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the workplace.

What topics will you cover?

  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Manual Handling in the Workplace
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Infection Control - COVID-19 Awareness

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify employee and employer H&S role and responsibilities
  • Explain ways to prevent accidents, injuries and reduce the risk of fire at work.
  • Assess risks associated with manual handling tasks prior to carrying out.
  • Describe the actions to take in the event of a fire, injury, or accident.
  • Identify ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for people working in a wide range of sectors including retail and commerce, hospitality, education, finance and professional services, hotels and tourism, manufacturing and more.

Those working in a higher-risk role or industries such as construction may require industry specific health and safety training.

Who will you learn with?

Andrew is an experienced Trainer and Manager in Operational Training and Learning and Development with a background in leading corporate training for large organisations and independent providers.

Who developed the course?

ATC Training

ATC Training specialise in training and personal development for workplace trainers and provide continuous professional development (CPD) for learning professionals in the wider education and training industry.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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