Managing Safely Online Course

Ensuring the health and safety of all employees should be a top priority for every company, and managers share this responsibility.

Managers may also be asked to conduct risk assessments and implement controls depending on their role. A breach in health and safety could result in injury or ill-health, subsequently a business loss.

Our Managing Safely Online Course helps managers better understand health and safety risks, systems and procedures under their area of responsibility.

For general staff training, see our Working Safely course.

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Managing Safely Online Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your managers to:

  • Appreciate the importance of managing safely
  • Recognise your health and safety responsibilities as a manager
  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Identify hazards
  • Apply measures to control risk
  • Identify and report accidents and incidents

Latest Course Updates

  • This course has undergone a full design review
  • A Health & Safety expert has reviewed the content
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New 'Reasonably Practicable' legal responsibilities section
  • Updated risk assessment procedure
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course Outline


What is managing safely?

Consequences of not managing safely

Why manage safely?

- You decide: Employers' Liability Insurance
- The cost of not managing safely

Your legal responsibility

- Demonstrating leadership
- What leadership looks like
- Hazards & risks

What is risk?

- Hazardous events
- Probability of hazardous events
- Consequences of hazardous events
- Level of risk

What is a risk assessment?

- The benefits

How to conduct a risk assessment

- The HSE's six steps

How to measure risk

- Four levels of likelihood & consequence
- Levels of risk
- Exercise: Faulty plug risk
- Residual risk

Reducing risk with control measures

The risk hierarchy

Case scenario: Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

- RSI consequences
- Eliminate the hazard
- Substitute with less hazardous alternative
- Use barriers around the hazard
- Use safe systems of work
- Issue personal protective equipment
- How do you choose which control measure to implement?

Choosing the right control measure

- Exercise: Which is the most effective measure?
- Involving staff

Hazards in the office

- Fire
- Electricity
- Workstations
- Slips, trips & falls

Adverse events: Accidents, incidents & dangerous occurrences

- Need for investigation
- What causes lead to adverse events?
- Fixing the root causes is essential
- Exercise: Why do adverse events happen?

Investigating & reporting

- Step 1: Initial response
- Step 2: Preserve the scene
- Step 3: Report the accident
- Step 4: Assemble the investigation team
- Step 5: Investigate using a structured approach
- Step 6: Handle external relationships




Course Specifications



Approximately 55-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 is 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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