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

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Health & Wellbeing 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-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.



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.



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.