Welcome to the Introduction to health and safety course. This e-learning course is a general introduction to health and safety at work, describing the practical steps you can take to ensure your own health and safety along with that of your colleagues.  

Please note, this model focuses on an office environment.  If you work in an environment where special rules apply to good health and safety practice, you should seek additional training on these.

While this course is based on the UK's Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, its contents are relevant everywhere.

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Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for professionals of every level who want to be aware of the health and safety risks in an office environment.

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • Describe the common risks and hazards associated with the working environment and how to avoid them
  • Understand the main points of good health and safety practice
  • Understand how every employee has a personal duty of care to him/herself and colleagues.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 30 minutes to complete. 

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.