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HS1 - An Introduction to Health and Safety

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The Introduction to Health and Safety at Work training course has been awarded the Certificate of Quality and Merit of the Royal Institute of Public Health.

Having completed this course you should be able to commit yourself to creating and maintaining effective health and safety procedures within the workplace.

All too often, staff find it difficult to understand why they should see health and safety as an important issue. Unfortunately, it is often only when an accident occurs that minds are concentrated and action is taken. This course draws on Health and Safety Executive statistics to underline the very real risks that exist in what appear to be the safest of working environments. It also underlines the need to take health and safety seriously by making you aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. By addressing your attitude to health and safety, and discussing in overview the type of risks you face, the course will help you to address health and safety as a real workplace issue.

The Health and Safety at Work Act lays down very clear responsibilities on all employers for health and safety in the workplace. Compliance with these requirements is, however, difficult if staff are not committed to working with their employer, as well as meeting their own responsibilities under the Act. This course, and the others in the series, will provide essential support for organisations wishing to work with their staff in complying with health and safety law.

The course is divided into 6 sections covering the following areas:

  • why health and safety is a key issue for both employers and employees
  • accident statistics
  • the legal situation
  • an overview of job, environmental and attitudinal risks to health and safety
  • taking action in the event of an accident
  • getting help and advice on health and safety matters

Course Details

Target Audience

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to highlight potential health and safety issues before they result in injury or ill-health.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 40 minutes to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

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What our customers have said

'It is interactive and easy to use.' JR, Operations Organisation (OPS) 16/02/09

Cost and Discounts

£40+ VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact , or telephone Sales on 01943 885086.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 40 minutes.

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