Basic Health and Safety Training

Formerly known as Level 1 Health & Safety

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Basic Health and Safety Training
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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)

£21 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

We all have a responsibility to help keep the workplace safe by following the precautionary measures and procedures put in place. Doing so reduces the hazards present, ensuring that accidents and incidents that can cause serious harm are kept to a minimum.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace and of the responsibilities employees and employers have under health and safety law. It outlines the hazards that are common in many workplaces and the effective methods to reduce them and the risk they pose to human health. With this knowledge, you will be fully prepared to recognise hazards in your own workplace and know how to uphold health and safety control measures.

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.
This course cannot be used to apply for a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Card.

  • 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: 2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, learners will: 

  • Know the definition of workplace health and safety and why it's important. 
  • Understand the common work-related risks that can cause accidents and ill health. 
  • Recognise the responsibilities for upholding health and safety that employees and employers have. 
  • Know the welfare facilities employers should provide. 
  • Understand the health and safety measures and procedures employers will have put in place and the responsibilities employees have to uphold them.

Training you can trust

Course content

1Introduction to Health and Safety What is health and safety at work?, the importance of health and safety, hazard and risk, defining hazards, defining risks, common types of ill health, common causes of ill health, factors affecting health and safety, health and safety law, employer responsibilities, and employee responsibilities.
2Controlling Workplace Hazards and Risks: Part 1 Slips, trips, and falls on the same level, working at height, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR), working at height - your responsibilities, manual handling, manual handling regulations, reducing manual handling risks, hazardous substances, and controlling hazardous substances.
3Controlling Workplace Hazards and Risks: Part 2 Using machinery safely, vehicle safety, control measures for work vehicles, electrical safety, electrical hazards and precautions, fire safety, fire safety precautions, workplace stress, and managing workplace stress.
4Workplace Conditions

Cleanliness and housekeeping, hygiene and welfare, lighting, ventilation and heating, safety signs, mandatory signs, warning signs, prohibition signs, emergency escape & first aid signs, firefighting signs, and the benefits of maintaining good working conditions.

5Workplace Procedures Reporting accidents and incidents, first aid arrangements and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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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 you will instantly know whether you have 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?

This course is designed for people in all working environments, including those who work in offices, retail, education, construction, factories, manufacturing and warehouses. It will be particularly useful to new workers who are required to take health and safety induction training at the start of their employment.

If you have already taken induction level training, and need to maintain or build on your existing knowledge, then it's recommended that you take the Health & Safety For Employees course.

If you are an employer, manager, or supervisor and you require an advanced level of training then it's recommended you take our Health & Safety For Managers course.

Working remotely? Our Health & Safety for Homeworkers is specifically designed for remote working in the home.

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How do our courses work?

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Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.

Simply click the "Get Started" button on the email, and from there you can select whether the training is for yourself or for your team.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

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