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Online Health and Safety Training Courses

Whilst lengthy accredited qualifications may not be suitable for this format, online health and safety training can actually be ideal for those who require a short, general overview of a certain topic.

We currently offer the following online courses on topics such as fire safety, food safety and manual handling to name but a few. Substantial discounts are available for those purchasing more than one license, details of which can be seen on each individual course's page.

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Why are Certain Accredited Courses and Qualifications Not Suitable for e-Learning?

The interest in online health and safety training has increased a lot in the last year or two, especially since new providers are popping up all the time with websites offering online courses. Put the name of any accredited qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate or NEBOSH Diploma courses into a search engine and you will most likely be presented with numerous companies offering e-learning courses at fantastically low prices and claiming how much more convenient it is to study in your own time. Unfortunately many unwary individuals are sucked into paying a couple of hundred pounds or more for such a course, only to find it is not suitable for them, by which point it is too late and their money has gone.

A lot of people forget or are unaware that accredited qualifications require you to pass an assessment at the end, with many of the questions demanding to be answered in a certain way and in a particular level of detail. It will not be a simple multiple choice questionnaire. The information taught is also likely to be detailed and complex. As an example the NEBOSH General Certificate covers topics including health and safety management systems, chemical and biological health hazards & risk control, and legislation such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 (except Part IV) as amended in 2002 to name just some.

Staring at a computer screen for hours at a time, without the support and guidance of a course tutor, and with all the distractions that are present in the home, make online training for detailed qualifications highly inadvisable.

We have lost count of the number of people who have spent money on an e-learning or distance learning course only to find out once it is too late that it would be far better to attend a classroom-based course. Please do not become one of them.

Our overall pass rates are far above the national average because we do not offer these courses in an online format, as we care more about getting delegates to pass the assessments and actually obtain the qualification rather than taking their money from them.

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Asbestos Awareness

This is a Category A course on asbestos awareness. As well as informing you about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver a lot more information about: recognising asbestos, where it is used, minimising the risks to health, and the legislation about working with asbestos.

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COSHH Training

Dangers to health from hazardous substances are present in all workplaces to varying extents. This COSHH e-learning training course will cover issues such as identifying the different types of hazards, COSHH risk assements, emergency planning, exposure control, labelling and much more.

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Basic Fire Safety Awareness

An understanding and awareness of fire risks in the workplace and potential consequences is essential for all employees. This course provides an introduction into why fires occur, preventative measures and what should be done if a fire does break out.

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Fire Extinguisher Training

Using the correct fire extinguisher is not only essential to put out the fire, but also to not actually make the situation worse! This course teaches information on the various types of fire extinguishers and the situations in which each should be used.

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Fire Marshal

This course is intended for those who have (or are about to have) fire marshal responsibilities at their place of work. This course includes all of the content in the Basic Fire Safety Awareness and the Fire Extinguisher courses, so there is no need to purchase them as well.

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Fire Marshal for Care Homes

This course is a variation on the Fire Marshal course, containing information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes. This course includes all of the content in the Basic Fire Safety Awareness and the Fire Extinguisher courses, so there is no need to purchase them as well.

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Abrasive Wheels

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They can also pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.

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Display Screen Equipment Awareness

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations contain special directives covering DSE safety. Both employers and employee-users have responsibilities under the legislation. This course covers topics relating to being aware of various DSE risks to health, and how you can prevent or minimise potential negative effects upon the body.

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Assessing Display Screen Equipment

Being able to competently assess potential DSE risks is essential for complying with applicable legislation and preventing injuries; some of which may require costly and disruptive time away from the workplace. This course includes modules on applicable Display Screen Equipment legislation, DSE risk assessments and risk control and prevention strategies.

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Emergency First Aid at Work Annual Refresher

In an accident or emergency, the speedy administration of first aid can sometimes be the difference between life and death, making first aid knowledge vital for both the workplace and in your personal life. This Emergency First Aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

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Level 1 Food Safety - Catering

This Level 1 Food Safety (Catering) course is aimed specifically at those in the catering industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Level 1 Food Safety - Retail

This Level 1 Food Safety (Retail) course is aimed specifically at those in the retail and customer service industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Level 1 Food Safety - Manufacturing

This Level 1 Food Safety (Manufacturing) course is aimed specifically at those in the manufacturing industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Level 2 Food Safety - Catering

This Level 2 Food Safety (Catering) course is aimed specifically at those in the catering industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Level 2 Food Safety - Retail

This Level 2 Food Safety (Retail) course is aimed specifically at those in the retail and customer service industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Level 2 Food Safety - Manufacturing

This Level 2 Food Safety (Manufacturing) course is aimed specifically at those in the manufacturing industry, and comprises the following modules:

  • Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
  • Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
  • Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
  • Module 4: Pests, Premises and People
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Legionella Health and Safety Training

Legionellosis diseases caused by bacteria can in certain cases be fatal, meaning prevention is essential. Found naturally in low numbers, when the bacteria find conditions in which to multiply such as in cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools, the concentration can become a danger to health.

This online health and safety training course explains the background to Legionella and Legionnaires' Disease, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled.

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Manual Handling

Manual handling risks are not just confined to the lifting of heavy items. The manipulation of any load and of any weight can cause injury if not performed correctly. Aside from lifting, this also includes pushing, pulling, stretching, twisting actions and more, and can cause debilitating injuries requiring costly and disruptive time away from the workplace.

This manual handling e-learning course will cover issues such as describing what manual handling is, manual handling regulations, practical manual handling solutions and the use of mechanical aids to provide assistance.

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Working at Height

The term working at height applies to a wide range of situations, ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages, to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about working at height is that it's not how far you climb, but how far you can fall, and even a small height can still be fatal.

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. It covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.

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