Health & Wellbeing Training Course

There are risks to your physical and mental health and wellbeing wherever you work. But by taking some simple precautions, you can reduce these risks and their consequences.

Our Health & Wellbeing Training Course explains company procedures to reduce risk, helping employees learn how to protect their health and wellbeing at work.

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

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Health & Wellbeing Training Course

About this Course

This SCORM-compatible course is part of our Essentials Library.

The library is available in the Skillcast Standard plan for larger companies or Skillcast Basic plan for those with under 50 learners.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Identify the consequences of failing to look after your health and wellbeing
  • Maintain an appropriate posture to prevent upper limb disorders and back pain
  • Take appropriate action to promote wellbeing when using display screen equipment
  • Safely lift and carry goods manually at work
  • Recognise signs of work-related stress and take action to prevent it
  • Observe the UK Chief Medical Officers' Alcohol Guidelines ensure fitness for work

Latest Course Updates

  • 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


Health risks at work

In the news...

- You decide: Recognising the consequences

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 you like to lean?

Keyboard & mouse

- The mouse position
- What if?
- Padded wrist rests
- Can you solve keyboard & mouse issues with tablets?
- Precautions with tablets

Monitors: Too close for comfort?

- Finding it difficult to read small type?
- Positioning your monitor correctly
- Look after your eyesight
- Are you straining your eyes?

Break time!

- Stretches that could help you
- Exercise: How does your workspace measure up?

Safer lifting & carrying

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

Work-related 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?

You decide: What's good practice




Course Specifications



Approximately 45-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



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.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



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.

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