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Compliance Essentials Library

Healthy Working Course

Whether you work in an office, retail, construction or even at home there are risks to your physical and mental health and well-being. By taking some simple precautions employees can reduce these risks, and the consequences for themselves and your business if they fail to act.

Our Healthy Working Course outlines employee obligations to comply with company procedures aimed at reducing risk. It helps them to learn how to ensure their own health and well-being at work.

We also offer a similar course aimed at managers entitled Managing Safely.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 20 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify the consequences of failing to look after their health and wellbeing
  • Maintain an appropriate posture to prevent upper limb disorders and back pain
  • Take appropriate action to promote wellbeing when using technology
  • Follow best-practice guidelines when lifting goods manually at work
  • Reduce stress and promote a greater sense of wellbeing in their working environment
  • Observe the Department of Health's recommendations on alcohol consumption

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • What is Healthy Working?
  • Health risks at work
    - Before you get started
  • Musculoskeletal and upper limb disorders
    - Posture
    - You make the call: Are these people at higher risk?
    - There's nothing wrong with my posture!
    - Exercise: Posture
    - Recommended posture
    - Exercise: What would you recommend?
    - What if?
  • The keyboard and mouse
    - The mouse position
    - What if?
    - Padded wrist rests
    - Can you solve keyboard and mouse issues with tablets?
    - Precautions with tablets
  • Monitors: Too close for comfort?
    - Finding it difficult to read small type?
    - What if?
    - What if I wear bifocals?
    - Are you straining your eyes?
  • Break time!
    - Stretches that could help you
    - Exercise: How does your work space measure up?
  • Safe lifting
    - Exercise: Safe lifting
    - What's the safest way to lift a heavy object?
  • Stress and mental wellbeing
    - Stressed - who, me?
    - You make the call: Recognising signs of stress
    - Dealing with stress
    - Causes of stress
  • Alcohol abuse
    - You make the call: Is it within safe limits?
    - How many pints a week?
    - Department of Health guidelines for weekly alcohol limits
    - Think before you drink
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

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This course is part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

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Essentials contains 30 in-depth courses and dozens of express micro-learning modules from AML, Bribery, GDPR and Equality to Health and Safety. It provides a complete and comprehensive off-the-shelf compliance solution for UK businesses that can be customised completely to fit your organisation.

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Duration Approximately 25 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

Off-the-shelf Courses

Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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