Health and safety in the workplace - eLearning (01HW05CL/20)

Online Course

Course details

If you want to learn more in general about health and safety or you are a job seeker then this free course is ideal for you.

All workers have an entitlement to work in environments where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Workers have a duty to take care of their own health and safety as well as that of others in the workplace who may be affected by their actions.

Health and safety training courses are greatly valued by employers. This short programme will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to help you to identify the risks from common workplace hazards.

What do I need to join the course?

In order to join this eLearning course you will need: A reliable internet connection and a computer, laptop or tablet. You may also choose to use a headset or earphones. You will need to have access to the East Riding eLearn platform and joining instructions will be sent to you after you have enrolled.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

No specific equipment is required to attend the course, although pens & paper for taking notes whilst the training is in progress may be useful. You should ensure that you have a suitable place to study that is free from any distractions.

How will I learn?

This is an eLearning course, which allows you to work at your own pace. Once logged on to eLearn you can access the course on your dashboard. You will find information to read and questions to take part in which must be answered correctly to progress through the course.

What will I learn?

You will learn about:

  • Employers’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare to provide you with a safe and healthy workplace
  • Employee rights and responsibilities for their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues.
  • The consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation.
  • The requirements for training and competence.
  • Communicating health and safety information.

What could I do next?

You may wish to go on to join one of our other Health and Social Care courses. If you want to try a different subject then we offer a range of opportunities in computer skills, English, maths, employability, creative skills, retail, photography, supporting teaching and learning in schools etc. To view our course offer visit our course pages.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.