Health and Safety Training For Managers

Formerly known as Level 3 Health & Safety in the Workplace

Health and Safety Training for Managers
£150 +VAT

This Health and Safety for Managers training course aims to provide employers, managers and supervisors with a thorough understanding of the different aspects of health and safety in the workplace.

The course goes into detail about each area of health and safety that your business may encounter and provides information on how to undertake effective risk assessments and implement relevant, sufficient and appropriate control measures. The course gives an in-depth guide to health and safety legislation and aims to raise awareness of the responsibilities that all managers and supervisors are expected to maintain.

  • 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: 8-10 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This Level 3 Health and Safety in the Workplace course is suitable for all employers, managers and/or supervisors who have a responsibility for providing high health and safety standards in the workplace. This includes those who have responsibility for training employees, maintaining standards and enforcing a positive health and safety culture at work.

If you have new employees who have never undertaken training in health and safety before, then the Basic Health & Safety course is recommended as an induction level.

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


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 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Legislation and Risk Assessments

Why health and safety is important, useful definitions, health and safety law, law enforcement, risk assessments and the competent person.

2Reporting and Investigating Accidents

Workplace injuries, the accident triangle, legal requirements, RIDDOR, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences and investigations.

3The Workplace and Work Equipment

Slips, trips and falls, reducing the risks, work equipment and reducing the risks from work equipment.

4Fire and Explosion Responsibilities

Why fire safety is important, employer duties, the responsible person, employee duties, the fire triangle and fire risk assessment.

5Fire and Explosion Control Measures

Fire detection and warning systems, fire escape routes, evacuation procedures, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, fire safety signs, preparing and emergency plan and precaution against explosions.


Common causes of electrical accidents, injuries caused by electricity, employer responsibilities, electrical risk assessments, safe installations, portable appliances, residual current devices, working near electricity and wiring, underground cables, overhead power lines, potentially explosive atmospheres, maintaining electrical equipment and dealing with electric shocks.

7Working at Height

The risks of working at height, legislation, employer and employee duties, the hierarchy of control measures, risk reduction, types of equipment, fragile surfaces, vehicles, training, communication and housekeeping, and emergency procedures.

8Vehicles: Worksite Hazards

Legal responsibilities, risk assessment, worksite control measures, traffic routes, worksite visibility, vehicle speed, pedestrians, signs, signals and markings, worksite lighting, parking, privately owned vehicles and the public and visiting drivers.

9Vehicles: Driver Standards

Vehicle design, maintenance, immobilisation, driver standards, training drivers, reversing, signallers and deliveries.

10Vehicle Safety

Coupling and uncoupling, loading and unloading, tipping, avoiding overturns and avoiding falls.

11Conflict and Violence

Who is at risk, statistics on workplace violence, the law, risk factors, risk assessment and control measures.

12Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol at work, alcohol policy, alcohol screening, drug misuse, legislation, signs of drug misuse, drug policy and drug screening.

13Working Safely With Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

What is a hazardous substance, ill health effects, routes of entry, the law, employer and employee responsibilities, risk assessment, hierarchy of control measures, Workplace Exposure Limits, personal protective equipment, health surveillance, information, instruction and training, chemical labelling and safety data sheets.

14Types of Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

Flammable substances, dangerous substances, employer responsibilities, flammable liquids, dusts and gases, asthma-causing substances, asbestos, lead and emergency procedures.


How noise is dangerous, measuring noise, employer responsibilities, supply of equipment, noise risk assessment, purchasing policy, reducing noise, personal protective equipment, information, instruction and training and health surveillance.


Ill health from vibration, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, employer duties, manufacturers and suppliers, risk assessment, eliminating and reducing risks and health surveillance.


What is ergonomics, improving health and safety, display screen equipment, manual handling, work-related stress, assessing the risks and control measures.

18Manual Handling: Risk Assessment

What is manual handling, employer duties, can manual handling be avoided, risk assessment and task, individual capability, load and environment (TILE).

19Manual Handling: Reducing the Risks

Mechanical aids, changing the layout, personal protective equipment, lifting, pushing and pulling and training.

20Employee Welfare and Emergency Procedures

Workplace stress, stress risk assessment, welfare facilities, first aid and emergency procedures.

21Positive Health and Safety Culture

Establishing a positive health and safety culture, safety representatives, safety committees, consulting employees and team briefing.

22Role of Managers, Supervisors and PPE

Managers, supervisors, personal protective equipment, types of personal protective equipment, training and maintenance and CE marking.

23Staff Training

Motivating staff, staff training, the training process and resolving disputes.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand what is required of employers and employees under current health and safety legislation.
  • Understand the importance and significance of workplace risk assessments.
  • Know why it's essential to report and investigate accidents.
  • Understand the roles that managers, supervisors and personal protective equipment play in regards to health and safety.
  • Know how to deal with employee welfare and wellbeing, motivation, staff training, first aid and emergency procedures.
  • Understand the risks associated with the workplace and work equipment; fire and explosion; electricity; working at height; vehicles; violence, drugs and alcohol; hazardous substances; noise and vibration; and manual handling.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 60 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.

 Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, our Health and Safety for Managers course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and various pieces of UK legislation and guidance, 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.

Do I have to take the course all at once?

No - whilst the course will take approximately 8-10 hours to complete in total, you can take the course at your own pace. Leave the course at any time and your progress will be saved automatically for you to return to.

Does the 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 1st class post the next working day.