RoSPA: Health and Safety in the Workplace

Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 3.5 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 3 - 4 hours towards your CPD.

Approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

All businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are protected from harm in the workplace. This online Health and Safety course helps you to fulfil legal requirements for providing workplace training; it also promotes staff awareness that can lead to greater efficiency, lower insurance costs and a reduction in lost time.

In addition to helping employers fulfil their legal obligation, this module also promotes safe working and risk management cultures within the workplace and an increased awareness of essential workplace health and safety issues.

Organisations will experience a number of benefits from providing a safe and healthy workplace, including greater efficiency, lower insurance and less lost production. In 2008/9 29.3 million days were lost overall due to work related health and safety issues.

This module is targeted primarily at businesses or individuals who are self-employed; however, it will also be of use to anyone who would like to increase their awareness of health and safety in the workplace.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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The modules covered within this course are:

- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- Overview
- Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Risk Assessment
- Accident Prevention, Investigation and Reporting
- Communication and Environment
- Hazards and Controls: Fire and Electricity
- Hazards and Controls: COSHH and PPE
- Hazards and Controls: Manual Handling & DSE


Having completed this e-learning course, learners should be able to:

- Demonstrate the key principles of workplace health and safety
- Recognise the importance of risk assessment to Health and Safety and how it is undertaken
- Outline accident and incident investigation and reporting
- Communicate health and safety information clearly
- Recognise common health and safety hazards and how they can be controlled

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