Health and Safety Training For Employees

Formerly known as Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

Health and Safety Training for Employees
£30 +VAT

A thorough understanding of health and safety is essential in all workplaces, regardless of job role and industry. This accredited Health and Safety For Employees course ensures that you understand the most common health and safety risks in your workplace and the control measures that are needed to keep you safe.

The course covers the most crucial aspects of health and safety that are present in every workplace, such as manual handling, working at height, and fire and electrical safety. It also explains the necessary components of workplace welfare, including workplace stress and conflict.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with UK legislation and guidance
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • High quality certificate posted next working day
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

Workers in all workplaces and industries are required to take health and safety training to ensure that they keep themselves, and those they work with, safe.

This course is designed for workers of all abilities and in all environments, including those who work in construction, education, offices, and hospitality. It covers the common health and safety risks that are present in all of these environments.

If you work in a low-risk environment and have never undertaken health and safety training before, then the Basic Health & Safety course provides an induction that may be more suitable for your needs.

If you are a manager or supervisor, then the Health & Safety For Managers course is recommended for your role.

This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Chef / Cook
  • Administrator
  • Teacher

Working remotely? Our Health & Safety For Home Workers training is specifically designed for remote working in the home.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Introduction to Health and Safety Law

The benefits of health and safety, the main causes of workplace ill-health and accidents, factors that impact on health and safety, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR), the Health and Safety Executive, health and safety hazards, and the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).

2Risk Assessment

What is a risk assessment?, who should carry out a risk assessment?, identify the hazards, decide who might be harmed and how, evaluate the risks and decide on controls, record your findings, and review and update the risk assessment.

3Workplace Safety

Safe systems of work, slips, trips and falls on the same level, falls from height, housekeeping, electrical safety, and fire safety.

4Workplace Welfare

Welfare facilities, first aid, first aid safety signs, workplace stress, drugs and alcohol, and workplace conflict and violence.

5Manual Handling and Display Screen Equipment

Manual handling, manual handling regulations, further requirements for lifting equipment, reducing manual handling risks, good manual handling techniques, display screen equipment, and workstations.

6Hazardous Substances and Working at Height

Hazardous substances, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), hazardous substances control measures, training and instruction, safety data sheets (SDSs), hazard labelling and packaging, working at height, working at height control measures, mobile towers, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), marking of working at height equipment, safe use of ladders, and stepladders.

7Noise, Vibration and Vehicle Safety

Noise at work, noise elimination, reduction, and control, hand-arm vibration, Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), employer and employee responsibilities, vehicles, and safe use of vehicles.

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Aims of the course

By completing this training, you will:

  • Have knowledge of key health and safety topics and how to ensure good practice within them.
  • Understand the responsibilities of employers and employees under health and safety legislation.
  • Understand the importance of, and the key factors in, undertaking a risk assessment to prevent and control hazards.
  • Know the hazards and ill health effects associated with specific work activities and processes.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our Health and Safety for Employees course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and various health and safety-related regulations, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.

Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.

Does this Health & Safety course include a certificate?

Yes - upon completion of your training you'll be able to download a PDF copy of your certificate immediately whilst your formal certificate will be sent by post the next working day.

Do I need to take this course before taking Health & Safety For Managers training?

No. Whilst the knowledge gained from this course will be useful when taking our Health & Safety For Managers course it is not required that this course is taken beforehand.