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Healthy Working Training Course

Wherever you work there are risks to your physical and mental health and well-being. But by taking some simple precautions these risks and their consequences can be reduced.

Our Healthy Working Training Course explains company procedures aimed at reducing risk, helping employees learn how to protect their health and well-being at work.

For those in leadership, we have a  Managing Safely Course.

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Healthy Working Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library. 

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Understand 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

New in 2021

  • This course has undergone a full design review
  • A Health & Safety expert has reviewed the content
  • 4 new stories illustrating key Health & Safety issues
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • Alcohol abuse section added
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • 30 new & updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


What is Healthy Working?

Health Risks at Work

- Before you get started

Musculoskeletal & 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?

Keyboard & 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 workspace measure up?

Safe Lifting

- Exercise: Safe lifting
- What's the safest way to lift a heavy object?

Stress & 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 weekly alcohol guidelines
- Think before you drink




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Course Specifications



Approximately 45 minutes.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels.



No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



10-question assessment.



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.



AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility).



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.