A health and safety awareness course is a great way to help employees understand how important workplace safety is. It can help reduce accidents and injuries, which leads to fewer missed workdays and lower healthcare costs.
This training also helps employees feel more satisfied and committed to their jobs, which can lead to improved morale and productivity.
A hazard is an activity that could cause harm, injury or illness. For example, a leaking pipe could present a hazard if someone were to slip and hurt themselves. But if the leak was contained and the area blocked off then the risk would be reduced.
A health and safety awareness course can teach managers, supervisors and workers about workplace hazards and controls so they can be more productive and safer at work. It can also help them understand the structure, plans and procedures of a workplace’s safety and health program. This can allow them to fully participate in the program without fear of retaliation for reporting injuries, incidents and concerns.
The course also covers the legislation associated with working in confined spaces and how to ensure safe access, operation and exit procedures are in place. Successful completion of the course results in a certificate being issued electronically which can be forwarded to employees. It can also be printed for them to display in their workplace.
If workers are to participate in the development and implementation of the safety and health program, they should be trained in hazard recognition and control. Training should also include an explanation of how to implement and evaluate controls. If the health and safety program includes a reporting system, workers should be instructed in how to use the system.
This course teaches learners how to safely operate and use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The course covers types of MEWPs, loads, inspections, and fall hazards.
This eLearning course is an introduction to the Health and Safety procedures and policies. It also introduces participants to RIDDOR statistics and the basics of accident and first aid reporting. The course is ideal for new employees or anyone who needs a refresher.
A risk assessment must be performed on any work environment and activity to identify hazards, determine what controls are in place and how they are working. Failure to do so could leave businesses open to liability should an employee be harmed. This course explains the legal responsibilities placed on employers and employees to carry out suitable and sufficient risk assessments of their workplaces and work activities. It also covers the five key steps that should be taken when completing an assessment and how to do it.
This course also provides an understanding of the hierarchy of control and the role it plays in reducing and eliminating hazards. Finally, it looks at behavioural safety and the benefits of adopting good health and safety practices. Upon completion of the course learners will be required to complete an online assessment consisting of 20 multiple choice questions. The test is marked automatically and results are available instantly. Unlimited resits are available at no extra cost.
Workers should be instructed in how to report hazards, incidents, injuries, and concerns. They should also be notified that they can participate in the safety and health program without fear of retaliation.
In addition to formal courses, training and education can be delivered through daily toolbox talks, weekly safety meetings, peer-to-peer mentoring, on-the-job training, and demonstrations. Regardless of the method, effective training and education should be provided in the language and literacy level that workers will understand.
Online Safety Awareness eLearning is a short course that introduces employees to the UO’s general, accident and first aid policies. Upon completion, employees are clearly instructed where to find additional information should they need it.