Working Safely Training Course

Awareness of health and safety procedures can prevent injuries and save lives. Working safely means ensuring employees protect the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others.

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

We also have a companion course aimed at those in leadership entitled Managing Safely.

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Working Safely 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 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

Latest Course Updates

A Health & Safety expert undertook a full design review.

  • Two illustrative news stories added
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Information added referencing homeworking & video-conferencing
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course outline


What is Working Safely?

Safety First

- Who is responsible?
- Legal responsibility
- Employee responsibility


- 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 & Falls

- Hazards
- Precautions for avoiding slips, trips and falls
- You make the call: Fix, avoid or report?


- Dos and don'ts of working with electrical
- Exercise: What can you do yourself?

First Aid

- In the event of an injury


Suspect Packages

- Suspect letter or package indicators

Monitoring & Reporting

- Exercise: Monitoring




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 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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