Basic Health and Safety Training

Formerly known as Level 1 Health & Safety

Basic Health and Safety Training
£20 +VAT

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 can not 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
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

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.


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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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

Interactive Demo

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).

 Download Course Overview (PDF)

Aims of the course

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.


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.