Health and Safety in the Workplace Introductory Level

This course covers the key health and safety issues that new employees should be aware of.

Who Should attend?

It is beneficial to all new employees entering the workplace and supportive of any company induction programme.

What will you learn?

This course is certificated with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and is designed to make candidates aware of key health and safety issues and the part they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm in the workplace.

The course is an introductory qualification in Health and Safety and is nationally recognised in all employment areas.

Course Content

Split into four sections modules the course covers the major areas of Health and Safety as follows:

Section 1

  • What is Health and Safety
  • Hazards
  • Risks
  • Workplace Accidents and Ill Health
  • Benefits of Good Health & Safety Standards
  • Costs of Poor Health & Safety Standards
  • Health and Safety Law

Section 2

  • Slips trips and falls
  • Working at Height
  • Manual Handling
  • Hazardous substances
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Electricity
  • Fire

Section 3

  • The workplace
  • Workstations
  • Housekeeping
  • Access and exit routes
  • The work environment
  • Noise
  • Welfare
  • Safety Signs

Section 4

  • The Workplace Design, layout and space
  • Heating, Lighting, Ventilation etc
  • Maintenance and housekeeping
  • Storage and Stacking
  • Safety Signs and Notices

Workplace Procedures

  • The importance of reporting
  • Occupational health
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • First Aid
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal Hygiene


At the conclusion of the course a multiple-choice examination is held based on the topics covered during the day.

Where and When?

The half day course is to be held at our office: Gordon House, Charles Street, Halifax, HX1 1NA. Date and time to be confirmed.


The course costs £80 + VAT The course includes all course materials and notes / handouts. Tea and coffee on arrival and during break times.

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