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 leaders entitled Managing Safely.

Working Safely Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

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

New in 2021

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

Introduction

What is Working Safely?

Safety First

- Who is responsible?
- Legal responsibility
- Employee 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 & 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
appliances
- Exercise: What can you do yourself?

First Aid

- In the event of an injury

Earthquakes

Suspect Packages

- Suspect letter or package indicators

Monitoring & Reporting

- Exercise: Monitoring

Summary

Affirmation

Assessment

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Course Specifications

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Structure

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

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Audience

Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.

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Design

SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.

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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.

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Compatibility

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.

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Tailoring

Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.

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Translation

Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.

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Localisation

Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.