Gain Awareness of Regulations, Accident Prevention & Procedures to keep Your Workplace as Safe as Possible.
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Health and Safety Principles in the Workplace Level 1 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£19.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in health and safety awareness. It is designed to meet the Health and Safety regulations and covers regulations, precautions, planning, risk assessing, PPE, individual sectors, what causes accidents, employer/employee responsibilities, RIDDOR, COSHH, first aid, workstation/VDU safety, working at heights, gas safety, occupational health, infection control, electricity, enforcement and the dangers and links in the regulations in fire and manual handling.

This course is available fully online or nationally through our network of approved instructors as a half day course with guided learning hours of 4.  Our more popular course is the Heath & Safety Level 2 course which can also be taken 100% online or nationally through our instructor network.

Please note that learners undertaking a ProTrainings Trainings Course have the option to choose to take a regulated qualification.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Employers
  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Health and Safety reps
  • Employees  

This course comes with 3.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 30 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction and Regulation
    • Health and Safety and its importance
    • What causes accidents?
    • Health and Safety Law
    • Employee and Employer Responsibility
  • Prevention of Accidents
    • Why prevention is important and what can be done
    • Risk Assessment 
    • The Accident triangle 
    • The 5 stages of Risk assessment
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Substances dangerous to health - COSHH
    • Warning signs
  • When an accident happens
    • Basic First Aid Advice
    • RIDDOR and accident reporting
    • Workplace policies and procedures
    • Equipment in the workplace and how you can get hurt
    • When accidents happen
    • Changes to RIDDOR 2013
  • Specific areas of health and safety training
    • Formal Fire Risk Assessment
    • Fire Triangle
    • Calling the fire service
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Good Housekeeping
    • Electricity
    • Manual Handling
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
    • Occupational Health
    • Infection control
  • Summary of Health and Safety
    • Enforcement of health and safety regulations
    • What you need to remember and what to do next

Learning Outcomes

1     Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace 

1.1  State what is meant by health and safety at work.

1.2  Define the key terms used in health and safety.

1.3  State the main legal responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

2     Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace

2.1  Indicate the hazards and risks with reference to Slips trips and falls, working at heights, manual handling, hazardous substances, machinery and vehicles, electricity, fire and stress. 

3     Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect health and safety

3.1  Identify the benefits of maintaining a tidy, well-organised workplace.

3.2  State the importance of maintaining suitable environmental conditions.

3.3  Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided.

3.4  Identify the different classes of health and safety signage.

4     Understand the requirements for workplace procedures

4.1  Explain the need for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous events and near misses.
4.2  Identify the purpose of first aid provision.
4.3  Identify the types and uses of personal protective equipment.
4.4  Outline the importance of personal hygiene.

  • DSE/VDU Operator Safety student manual V3.0
  • ProTrainings Health and Safety Awareness level 1 & 2 student manual V4.1
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and guidance from the HSE
  • Conveyor belt workstation design - HSE leaflet for guidance
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Costs to Britain of workplace fatalities and self-reported injuries and ill health, 2015/16 - link to an HSE document
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Example risk assessment for an office-based business from the HSE link
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Getting to Grips with Manual Handling link to HSE website
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE CHIP Regulations
  • HSE COSHH Work Place Exposure Limits Leaflet
  • HSE DSE/VDU safety leaflet
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE Using electric storage batteries safely INDG139
  • HSE Working with substances hazardous to health A brief guide to COSHH
  • HSE brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • HSE details on PAT testing leaflet link
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 19
  • HSE guide to working at height
  • HSE leaflet on How the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations apply to health and social care
  • HSE leaflet on finding Asbestos
  • HSE newsletter on the use of ladders
  • Health and Safety in Care Homes HSE document link
  • HeartSine 350 Information Leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace 2011/12
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Working at Height - HSE guide link
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL) HSE leaflet
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare A short guide for managers from the HSE
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare A short guide for managers from the HSE
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I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

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Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

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What People are Saying

“Thank you a fantatic and very informative test.James Poole Bay Building Co”

- James, Builder from Dorset

“Very easy course fully explained and broken down into the simplest form.”

- Stephen from Yorkshire
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