Introduction to Health and Safety

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Previously known as Health and Safety Level 1

This course introduces health and safety and will provide information on the basic principles. It will help you understand your employer’s duties to you and your role and responsibilities in keeping yourself and others healthy and safe at work.

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Course Description

This course includes the option to play audio at no extra cost!

All about this Introduction to Health and Safety Course

Please note – If you work in high-risk work environments you should take our health and safety for employees course and if you are a manager you should take our health and safety for managers course.

This course is suitable for new workers who need health and safety training for their induction or those in low risk jobs.

Health and safety is regulated and enforced to protect employees and other people. Not only do employers have responsibilities, but you, as an employee also have legal duties.

You will consider what health and safety is, what it means and why it is important. You will explore the possible health hazards and how to prevent these and reduce risk. You will also consider the safety hazards that can occur in the workplace.

You will then explore a range of health and safety provisions such as safety signs, PPE and fire extinguishers. You will also gain knowledge on the importance of emergency procedures, first aid and reporting accidents and near misses.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 2 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 2 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Suitable for new workers who need health and safety training for their induction.
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Health and Safety – In the first unit of the introduction to health and safety course, you will be introduced to health and safety, as well as what hazards and risks are and what a risk assessment is.
  • Unit 2 – Health Hazards -This unit will explore examples of health hazards you may come across in the workplace. You will also look at hazardous substances, manual handling, DSE and work-related stress.
  • Unit 3 – Safety Hazards – In this unit you will explore some safety hazards that you may come across in the workplace, including slips, trips and falls, working at height and fire and electricity.
  • Unit 4 – Safe Working Environments – In the final unit of the introduction to health and safety course you will be introduced to some things to consider in a safe working environment. You will also look at the importance of emergency procedures.
Kloeckner Metals Training

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“We have used CPD online for a while now, the courses are great and the cost is too! CPD helps us to ensure our employees are trained in specific areas, whilst giving the student the flexibility of learning at their own pace.”

Rachel Priest

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Kloeckner Metals

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Introduction to Health and Safety course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Introduction to Health and Safety course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Introduction to Health and Safety course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Introduction to health and safety
Introduction to Health and Safety
£15 + VAT