health and safety at work training courses

By law, a basic knowledge of health and safety is essential for all employees in all industries to ensure that workplace risks are recognised and managed effectively.

Health and Safety legislation places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures to ensure their employees receive appropriate safety training and this Health and Safety at in the Workplace course gives a basic understanding of general health and safety practices.


First Aid Award (FAA) Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)  

This qualification does not expire but refresher course training and keeping up-to-date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.

Course Outline

The Health and Safety in the Workplace training course is designed for employees of all levels in any industry or sector and is particularly suited to new workers who are required to take health and safety induction training at the start of their employment.

The course covers:

  • Understanding the importance of health, safety and welfare standards in the workplace
  • Knowing how hazards and risks are controlled in the workplace
  • Being aware of the main causes and effects of poor health and safety at work
  • Understanding how health and safety information is communicated in the workplace

Course Duration

The course is a minimum of 4 hours in the classroom.

Participant Restrictions

Students for the Health and Safety in the Workplace training course must be a minimum of 14 years although a student cannot assume a responsibility for health and safety in the workplace until they reach 16 years.  A maximum of 16 students may attend each course.

Assessment and Marking

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, culminating in a multiple choice question paper.

Workplace Safety Trainer