Health and Safety at Work

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) imposes a general duty on employers to make sure that their workplaces are safe and offer no risk to health, but the act goes beyond employers and health and safety is the responsibility of employees too.

This course sets out to provide the basic principles of health and safety. It creates an awareness of key health and safety principles and highlights the risks that are prevalent in the workplace, explaining both what the risks are as well as what should be done to avoid and remove them. It also describes what should be done when accidents occur and the measures that should be put in place to avoid them happening again.

Watch this video for a quick overview of our Health and Safety at Work course.


Who is it for?

This course is essential health safety training. It’s particularly appropriate for people new to an organisation or for use as a refresher for existing employees.

While some professions may be more at risk of health and safety incidents, the truth is everyone in all types of roles have a role to play in ensuring health and safety practices are a normal part of day to day work. Health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within an organisation.

In order for employees and companies to be protected, we recommend this health and safety e-learning becomes a part of each employee’s induction.

Why study this course?

The reasons to create a safe working environment where health and safety is uppermost in people’s mind are self-evident. This course will help bring the important topic of health and safety to the forefront of your mind. In this course:

  • You’ll learn to appreciate why health and safety is important
  • You’ll understand the typical accidents, hazards and risks in the workplace
  • You’ll know what to do to help prevent accidents and avoid risks
  • You’ll have an overview of specific areas of health and safety dangers
  • You’ll help create a culture of positive health and safety practice in the workplace
  • Compared to a traditional classroom-based session, you will save a huge sum of money with our e-learning course.

Key facts

Average course duration: 50 minutes. Course content broken down as follows:
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Blending text, graphics, images and videos
  • Get downloadable worksheets and factsheets
  • On-going testing as your progress with a final assessment

Price: GBP 10.00

Why study with ICM?

Practical courses - This course is designed to help you in the real business world, giving you practical skills that you can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.

Interactive and engaging - Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep you engaged throughout.

Step-by-step learning - This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take you on an enjoyable learning journey.

Certificated courses - Employers recognise hard work and you will be awarded an official ICM certificate upon successful completion of your course.

Course content

  • 1Why health and safety is important

    • describe the extent of health and safety accidents at work
    • explain your responsibilities and the responsibilities of your employers
    • say why health and safety training at work is important
  • 2Accidents, hazards and risks

    • explain what a hazard is and the different ways of dealing with them
    • describe how risk is assessed and managed
  • 3Preventing accidents and reducing risks

    • explain why reporting accidents and near misses is important
    • describe the reporting steps you should take if there is an accident
  • 4Areas of health and safety – an overview

    have a general understanding of work-based areas of health and safety including:
    • musculoskeletal disorders
    • workstation and DSE equipment
    • manual handling
    • slips, trips and falls
    • working at height
    • COSHH
    • fire
    • electricity
    • noise
    • stress