Health and Safety Principles in the Workplace Level 1

Regulation, Accident Prevention & Procedures

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in health and safety awareness. It is designed to meet the Health and Safety regulations and covers regulations, precautions, planning, risk assessing, PPE, individual sectors, what causes accidents, employer/employee responsibilities, RIDDOR, COSHH, first aid, workstation/VDU safety, working at heights, gas safety, occupational health, infection control, electricity, enforcement and the dangers and links in the regulations in fire and manual handling.

This course is available fully online or nationally though our network of approved instructors as a half day course with a guided learning hours of 4.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

Duration: 3 Hours

Qualification: Certified CPD Statement

Cost:  £300 per group

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Course Curriculum

Introduction and Regulation

  • Health and Safety and it’s importance
  • What causes accidents?
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Employee and Employer Responsibility

Prevention of Accidents

  • Why prevention is important and what can be done
  • Risk Assessment
  • The Accident triangle
  • The 5 stages of Risk assessment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Substances dangerous to health – COSHH
  • Warning signs

When an accident happens

  • Basic First Aid Advice
  • RIDDOR and accident reporting
  • Work place policies and procedures
  • Equipment in the workplace and how you can get hurt
  • When accidents happen
  • Changes to RIDDOR 2013

Specific areas of health and safety training

  • Formal Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Triangle
  • Calling the fire service
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Electricity
  • Manual Handling
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Work station and VDU safety
  • Occupational Health
  • Infection control

Summary of Health and Safety

  • Enforcement of health and safety regulations
  • What you need to remember and what to do next

Learning Outcomes

1     Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
1.1  State what is meant by health and safety at work.
1.2  Define the key terms used in health and safety.
1.3  State the main legal responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

2     Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace
2.1  Indicate the hazards and risks with reference to: Slips trips and falls, working at heights, manual handling, hazardous substances, machinery and vehicles, electricity, fire and stress.

3     Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect health and safety
3.1  Identify the benefits of maintaining a tidy, well organised workplace.
3.2  State the importance of maintaining suitable environmental conditions.
3.3  Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided.
3.4  Identify the different classes of health and safety signage.

4     Understand the requirements for workplace procedures
4.1  Explain the need for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous events and near misses.
4.2  Identify the purpose of first aid provision.
4.3  Identify the types and uses of personal protective equipment.
4.4  Outline the importance of personal hygiene.