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Compliance Essentials Library

Working Safely Course

Working safely means ensuring that employees protect their own health, safety and welfare, and don't cause injury or harm to others. Awareness of health and safety procedures can prevent injuries and save lives. 

Our Working Safely Course will help your employees to understand and manage the most common hazards and risks at work. It also explains how employees can maintain their health, safety and welfare at work.

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

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 30 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify common hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Recognise safety signs used for indicating hazards and control measures
  • Manage common office hazards
  • Identify types of emergency and first-aid interventions, and how to access them
  • Appreciate their responsibility for monitoring and reporting
  • Take appropriate action to maintain health, safety and welfare at work

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • What is Working Safely?
  • Safety first
    - Who is responsible?
    - Legal responsibility
    - Your responsibility
  • Hazards
    - Types of hazards
    - What is risk?
    - You make the call: Hazard or risk?
  • Risk control measures
    - Exercise: Risk control measures
  • Safety signs
    - Exercise: Safety signs
  • Fire safety
    - Fire safety regulation requirements
    - The fire triangle
    - Preventive measures
    - Fire alarm
    - If you hear a fire alarm...
    - If you are trapped...
    - Exercise: Fire extinguisher
  • Slips, trips and falls
    - Hazards
    - Precautions for avoiding slips, trips and falls
    - You make the call: Fix, avoid or report?
  • Electricity
    - Dos and don'ts of working with electrical
    - Exercise: What can you do yourself?
  • First aid
    - In the event of an injury
  • Earthquakes
  • Suspect packages
    - Suspect letter or package indicators
  • Monitoring and reporting
    - Exercise: Monitoring
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

Free Trial: Compliance Essentials

This course is part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

Compliance Essentials is our best-selling library and there's a reason for that.

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 30 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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