Health & Safety in the Workplace

Helping you to understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace.


North East Scotland College, Scotland (Online)
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This course is available on the North East Scotland College website.


Why take this course?

Approximately 25 million working days are lost each year due to work-related illness or workplace injury. Within that, a staggering number are the result of work-related incidents that could have easily been avoided.

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand those risks and how to control and act upon any likely hazards present in your particular place of work.

This knowledge is not only of benefit in the workplace but in general everyday life – as such, this course acts as a great addition to your CV, and will highlight your strong commitment to health and safety at work.

What you will experience

This course has four main sections, including:

Section 1: Roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare at work
In this section the learner will learn about employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare. It covers the requirements for training and competence, and how to effectively communicate health and safety information.

Section 2: How risk assessments contribute to health and safety
Learners will begin to understand the meaning of ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’, how risk assessments are carried out and how they contribute to a reduction in workplace accidents and ill health.

Section 3: Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards
This module will educate learners by identifying hazards in the workplace, explaining how hazards cause harm or damage and outlining key risk controls for common hazards.

About North East Scotland College

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North East Scotland College is the single largest provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland.

We have a course to suit everyone; whether you’re fresh out of school, currently working, returning to education or simply want to try something new – whatever your educational or occupational background, an opportunity awaits at NESCol.

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