Health and Safety Awareness (2023)

Please note: This course is not valid in order to obtain a CSCS card. For guidance to obtain this visit theCSCS website.

Health and safety training plays a fundamental role in ensuring employees work safely and without risk to health. It ensures you meet your legal duties in protecting the health of your employees.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to provide training to ensure that employees can carry out tasks safely and without risk to health.

Training records must be kept to ensure that all employees have been trained. This will also help you to assess when refresher training is required.

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Course summary

Our comprehensive health and safety awareness course is designed by health and safety experts to provide essential training in line with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It equips trainees with an understanding of their responsibilities for health and safety in the workplace, resulting in a positive health and safety culture.

What are the benefits?

  • Essential health and safety training to help protect the safety and wellbeing of employees.
  • Training that is compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Learn how to spot workplace hazards and adopt safe behaviours to create a safe environment.
  • Online training course conducted at your own pace – no previous health and safety qualifications required.
  • IOSH Approved, CPD Certified and SCORM Compliant training.

Who should take this course?

All employees play a role in maintaining workplace safety. Our health and safety awareness course is suitable for employees at any level, including:

  • Business owners and directors – keep up-to-date with legal requirements and learn how to spot and control health and safety risks in your business.
  • Managers and supervisors – ensure team leaders know their responsibilities and duties, including operating within an organisation’s health and safety policy.
  • Employees – train employees on how to spot potential risks to health, how to work safely, and how to report health and safety concerns.
  • Contractors and third parties – train freelancers, temporary staff and contractors unfamiliar with your workplace.

Health and safety awareness training can be used as part of an induction process for new employees, and as a refresher course to ensure experienced employees remain up-to-date on health and safety awareness training.

Course duration

The course duration is 1.5 – 2 hours and it can be completed online at your own pace.

Course accreditations

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Our accreditations mean you can be confident that we deliver high-quality, effective eLearning that forms part of a professional development programme.

We pride ourselves on our extensive certification and accreditation. We’re ISO 9001 quality management certified, CPD Certified, and an IOSH Approved training provider.

This course is SCORM compliant which means it can be integrated as part of your existing LMS or used as part of our SHINE learning management system.

Learn more about our health and safety accreditations.

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Created by experts. IOSH Approved. CPD Certified. Our fire, health and safety courses support your compliance training needs. We offer flexible eLearning options. Buy individual courses now and start learning. Or simply call us to discuss group discounts and enterprise pricing options.

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  • Fully interactive – online learning
  • Certified training – created by experts
  • Perfect for smaller businesses and sole traders starting out


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  • Save money – volume discounts
  • Control – central dashboard
  • Reporting – monitor training progress
  • Ideal for mid-sized SMEs needing to deploy training at scale

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Call us – Enterprise pricing

  • Bespoke – tailored to your needs
  • Comprehensive – over 50 courses
  • Support – 1-2-1 account management
  • Perfect for larger businesses needing a wide variety of training

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Aims of the course

Our health and safety awareness course covers all aspects of health and safety in the workplace.

This course aims to enable employees to undertake their jobs safely through greater health and safety awareness. The course follows a nationally recognised syllabus. When training is complete employees will:

  • Be clear on their responsibilities for workplace safety, health and environment.
  • Understand their role in securing the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Be able to spot common risks in the workplace and help prevent accidents and ill-health.
  • Know how to report accidents and incidents and help prevent a reoccurrence.
  • Understand how a positive health and safety policy affects an organisation’s performance.

Course content

  • 1. Introduction – Understand why it is essential to work safely, who is responsible, policies, procedures and legal requirements.
  • 2. Improving safety performance – Understand accident causes, the importance of risk assessments and ERIC PD Controls. Learn how to implement safe systems of work, reporting accidents, first aiders and safety signs, personal protective equipment (PPE)and individual factors that contribute to health and safety.
  • 3. Identification of hazards – How to spot potential risks in the workplace, such as hazardous substances, noise and working at height.
  • 4. Safety management systems – Learn about the safety management model and how to get started with safety management with Plan, Do, Check and Act.

Each stage of our health and safety awareness course includes a summary, interactive tools and exercises, and a comprehensive test.

You’ll also be provided with an assessment and health and safety awareness certificate on successful completion.

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How is it delivered?

Our health and safety awareness course is delivered through our SHINE eLearning platform.

Employees can access the course through a web browser on a desktop or laptop PC.Each trainee has a dedicated log-in and can save their progress, allowing them to learn at their own pace. This course includes a final assessment to test that trainees have familiarised themselves with the key aspects of the training.

This course is SCORM compliant so can be easily integrated into an external earning management system (LMS).

SHINE – compliance record keeping

The Praxis42 Digital PlatformSHINEis our advanced eLearning management system and helps organisations deliver effective online learning for their employees.

A cost-effective tool for compliance record-keeping, SHINE allows you to view and manage employee training records easily. Individual training certificates can be printed as proof of compliance for audits or visits from enforcing agencies.

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What our clients say

From national pub chains to global insurance, our clients value our expertise and service.

I have found the team at Praxis42 to be one of the best providers of fire risk assessments in the UK. The fire expertise, together with a robust quality assurance process, means the quality of fire risk assessments are high.

The customer services ethos of the leadership team, together with the number of directly employed fire risk assessors means Praxis42 are quick to respond and react to our changing prioritises and resourcing requirements.

Rachel Price – Director, Health and Safety Consulting UK&I at AECOM

Praxis42 have provided health, safety and food hygiene audits and risk assessments for our public house estate for nearly 10 years and visit over 3200 premises annually. Their multi- skilled team understand what is required and apply pragmatic solutions to help us ensure compliance across the complex hospitality environment. Coupled with this they use technology to deliver and are flexible in their delivery and enable us to continuously improve our risk profile and are a pleasure to work with.

Dan Dutfield – Group Safety Manager – Ei Group

We worked with Praxis42 in August 2020 to obtain a Covid-19 Return to Work eLearning module for our staff. The module from Praxis42 stood out from others as it delivered on all fronts: the content was excellent, it was visually engaging as a result of using the latest eLearning software and the user experience was fantastic.

Willian Brown – HR Manager – The Glasgow School of Art

I would have no hesitation in recommending Praxis42 and their interactive and engaging training solutions.

Ian Horsman, Head of Health, Safety and Environment at Atos UK

The compliance learning management system tracks, records and reports on the training which provides just the right level of information for me to manage completion of the programme. Working with Praxis42 was very simple and they were helpful and professional throughout the process.

Marianne Pendray – Director of Operations, Legal and Compliance – ITV

Praxis42 were chosen after an extensive tender process earlier this year. The quality and range of the e-learning courses, assessments and documents were excellent and the ability to tailor these to the specific needs of Hiscox customers greatly appreciated. The team has shown themselves to be highly professional, flexible and dedicated to building a long-term partnership with Hiscox and delivering a great experience to our customers.

Chris Parker – UK Underwriting Vendor Manager – Hiscox

Praxis42 understands how a compliance programme is delivered and supports me at a strategic level, with insights and help with what often appears a complex subject, with pragmatic clear guidance, advice and solutions.

Ross Warden – Retail Director – Kurt Geiger

We like working with Praxis42 as they are large enough to manage the business requirement but are small enough to ensure that there is a personal relationship to assist with dynamic situations at speed to ensure that McColl’s needs are met.

Alison Fagan – Health and Safety Manager – McColl’s

We are delighted that our partnership with the Praxis42 team has been extended for a further three years and are looking forward to working with them on the next phase of our safety journey.

Ellen Davis – HSW Operations and Vendor Manager – BT

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