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Workplace health and safety is all about sensibly managing risks to protect your workers and your business. Good health and safety management is characterized by strong leadership involving your managers, workers, suppliers, contractors, and customers. In a global context, health and safety is also an essential part of the movement towards sustainable development.
Our Health and Safety Collection covers a wide range of topics to help you and your employees with all the knowledge you need to stay safe at work. That sounds a little dry, but don’t worry – it’s not. Not when we’re involved.
Whether people need to learn how to stay safe in the event of a fire, learn to become a first aider or how to report an accident in work to comply with Health and Safety law; we've got you covered. We have a wide range of courses. You can view 6 of the most popular below in more detail, or take a look at our roadmap for all courses featured in this collection.
Fire is no joke, especially in the workplace. It’s so important to be able to identify different types of fire safety equipment, know where it is, and how to use it in case of emergency. And if that emergency did come to pass, you’d need to know how to escape safely. But prevention is always the best place to start. So, being able to reduce the risk of fire in your workspace by adjusting your behaviours to comply with fire safety legislation and regulations, and storing and using hazardous substances safely, is vital.
If you’ve ever hurt yourself lifting something, then you’ve, unfortunately, joined a not very exclusive club. Injuries when lifting or moving objects are commonplace in any industry as well as around the home. It’s true that some of these injuries aren’t especially severe, and, although painful, sprains or strains are the likely outcome of a manual handling injury. But even relatively small injuries can mount up and lead to things that put you out of action for weeks, or worse.
Cartoons would have you believe that a slip or trip, with a comical sound effect, of course, is really funny. But actually they can be extremely serious. This course helps explain the consequences of slip and trip injuries, as well as identifying the common causes of them. On top of that, we define good and bad practices, and help you understand the regulatory requirements that keep you safe.
PPE is the shorthand way of saying personal protective equipment. That means the safety equipment you might use at work, like hard hats, those luminous wellies, and even ear plugs.
It’s not just designed to make you look cool. Or at all, for that matter. It’s there to keep you safe around the workplace. This course has been designed to tell you all about it, as well as helping you stay compliant with current health and safety regulations. All pretty important stuff, we think you’ll agree.
It’s not nice thinking about being the target of aggression and violence at work. But if you work in a profession where emotions may already be running high, then knowing what to do when things boil over is vital. Sadly, violence and aggression could happen in any workplace. So, it’s important that all workers, regardless of their profession or position, know how to spot when a situation might be getting out of control and how to handle it effectively to keep everyone safe.
This course provides guidance to employers on their responsibilities and on measures they can take to manage workplace temperature. If employees are exposed to unreasonable temperatures at work, the consequences to their well-being can be serious. By controlling indoor temperatures and imposing appropriate measures for outdoor working, employers can protect their workers from the risks of heat stress, cold stress, and dehydration.