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Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2

Regulation, Accident Prevention & Procedures Level 2

Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 14 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
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Course introduction and how to use this course

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 one day course with a guided learning hours of 7.

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

  • Employers
  • Business owners
  • Managers
  • Health and Safety reps
  • Employees 
  • Higher risk businesses for induction
  • Fire Wardens
  • Fire marshals 

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (6.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 14 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 & Safety and its importance
    • What causes accidents?
    • Health and Safety Law
    • Employee and Employer Responsibility
    • LOLER Regulations
    • PUWER regulation 1998
    • Reasonably Practicable
    • Welfare at work
    • Electricity and electricity at work regulations 
  • Prevention of Accidents
    • Why prevention is important and what can be done
    • Risk Assessments
    • Assessing risk - high and low risk
    • What is a hazard 
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Substances dangerous to health - COSHH
    • Portable gas appliances
    • Safety Signs
    • Correct lighting
  • When an accident happens
    • First Aid Provision
    • Training Requirements
    • Basic First Aid Advice
    • RIDDOR and accident reporting
    • Workplace policies and procedures
    • Equipment in the workplace and how you can get hurt
  • Specific areas of health and safety training
    • Formal Risk Assessment
    • Fire Triangle
    • Calling the fire service
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Fire Good Housekeeping
    • Electricity
    • Manual Handling
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
    • Working at Heights
    • Occupational Health
    • Infection Control
    • Forklift trucks
    • Noise and vibration
    • Hoists, cranes and lifts
    • Ventilation
  • Summary of Health and Safety
    • Workplace and personal safety
    • Enforcement of health and safety regulations
    • What you need to remember and what to do next

Learning Outcomes
1     Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
1.1  Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
1.2  Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
1.3  Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
1.4  Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
2     Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
2.1  Define the terms 'hazard' and 'risk'
2.2  Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
2.3  Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
3     Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
3.1  Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
3.2  Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
3.3  Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
3.4  List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
4     Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
4.1  State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
4.2  Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
4.3  List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
4.4 Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health

  • DSE/VDU Operator Safety student manual V3.0
  • ProTrainings Health and Safety Awareness level 1 & 2 student manual V7.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (CHIP 4)
  • Child 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
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Example risk assessment for an office-based business from the HSE
  • 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 COSHH Work Place Exposure Limits Leaflet
  • HSE COSHH risk assessment guide
  • HSE DSE/VDU safety leaflet
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE Using electric storage batteries safely INDG139
  • HSE brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • HSE details on PAT testing
  • HSE guide to COSHH
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE guide to safety signs in the workplace
  • HSE guide to working at height
  • HSE leaflet on finding Asbestos
  • HSE leaflet on lone working
  • HSE newsletter on the use of ladders
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Lighting at Work - HSE guidelines
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manging Health and Safety Five steps to success HSE Leaflet
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • 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

What People are Saying

“Fantastic way of learning, easy to use and can go back anytime you need to. Will be doing more courses in the future! ”

- Erika, RDN and CQC manager from Berkshire

“Very Informative and easy to follow. I enjoyed the training very much”

- Patrick from Essex