Health and Safety Training For Employees

Formerly known as Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Health and Safety Training for Employees
For me
For teams
  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

A thorough understanding of health and safety is essential for every worker, regardless of job role and industry. This accredited Health and Safety For Employees course covers the most common health and safety topics that apply to all work environments. This includes the measures put in place to prevent and control these risks, and the responsibilities of employees to follow information and training to play their part in keeping themselves and others safe and healthy at work.

The course covers the most crucial aspects of health and safety that are present in every work environment, including display screen equipment (DSE), manual handling, work equipment, and fire and electrical safety. It also explains what is required for a safe work environment and to resolve problems at work, including what employees should do if they experience any issues.

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 Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

Upon completion of the course, you will understand:

  • The main hazards and risks to health and safety at work, how they are controlled, and your part in helping to control them.
  • The responsibilities of employers and employees under health and safety legislation.
  • The importance of, and the key factors in, risk assessments to control hazards and prevent risks.
  • The hazards and ill-health effects associated with specific work activities and processes, and the key controls to remove or reduce these risks so that they do not cause harm.

Training you can trust

Course content

1Introduction to Health & Safety for Employees

Why is health and safety at work important?, the main causes of ill health at work, the main causes of accidents at work, what are hazards and risks?, examples of health and safety hazards, 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, what is a risk assessment?, the hierarchy of control, administrative controls - safe systems of work, and personal protective equipment.

2Work Equipment, Electrical Safety, and Fires and Explosions

Work Equipment: what is work equipment?, what is PUWER?, the main risks from work equipment, dangerous parts of machinery, pre-use checks and inspection of work equipment, the maintenance and use of work equipment, the safe use of work equipment, and mobile work equipment; Electrical Safety: why is electrical safety important?, causes of electrical accidents, safety risks posed by electricity, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, electrical precautions, specific electrical risks, and checks, inspections, and tests of equipment; Fires and Explosions: the fire triangle, fire risk assessments, the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) 2002, fire and explosion prevention measures, fire detection and alarm systems and fire doors, evacuation routes and evacuation procedures, and fire signs.

3Hazardous Substances and Working at Height

Hazardous Substances: where are hazardous substances used or found at work?, ill-health effects of hazardous substances, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), other specific regulations for hazardous and dangerous substances, safety data sheets (SDSs), the GB Classification, Labelling, and Packaging Regulations (GB CLP), administrative controls for COSHH; Working at Height: what is work at height?, why is working at height safety important?, the Work at Height Regulations 2005, mobile towers, low level access platforms, mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), and ladders and stepladders.

4Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and Manual Handling

Display Screen Equipment (DSE): what are the health risks of DSE work?, how to position DSE, DSE assessments, employee training for DSE use; Manual Handling: manual handling activities, injuries and health risks, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR), avoiding and controlling the risks, LITE, safe manual handling techniques, pushing and pulling operations, lifting techniques, and team handling.

5Noise, Vibration, and Vehicle Safety

Noise: noise at work, health and safety risks, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, the hierarchy of control, personal protective equipment (PPE) and hearing protection zones, types of hearing protection, employee responsibilities; Vibration: vibration at work, ill health from vibration, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, the hierarchy of control, employee responsibilities; Vehicle Safety: legal duties, description of vehicles and transport at work, vehicle health and safety risks, and safe use of vehicles.

6The Work Environment and Resolving Problems

Safe Work Environment: what is a safe work environment?, housekeeping and cleanliness, welfare provision, slips, trips, and falls on the same level, causes of slips, trips, and falls on the same level, preventing slips, trips, and falls on the same level, first aid, the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, first aid safety signs; Resolving Problems at Work: work-related stress, drugs and alcohol, information, advice, and help for employees, and work-related conflict and violence.

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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.

Who should take this course?

Workers in all work environments 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 most common and most serious health and safety topics 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 instead.

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

  • Chef / Cook
  • Bartender / Front of House Worker
  • Catering / Kitchen Assistant
  • Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Administrator
  • Teacher

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

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.

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Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.