Warehouse Safety

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In our Warehouse Safety course you will learn the process of reporting and recording accidents as well as being introduced to the meaning of risk assessment and what the law requires to be able to complete one. You will also consider the laws surrounding manual and mechanical handling in a warehouse environment.

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All about this Warehouse Safety course

This course will introduce you to warehouse safety and you will look at some of the laws relating to warehouse health and safety as well as taking into account the employer and employee responsibilities.

You will learn about the different hazards that workers can be exposed to in a warehouse environment.

You will acknowledge that approximately a quarter of major injuries are caused by workers slipping or tripping and that it is one of the most common causes of accidents.

The HSWA applies to all industries and workplaces in Great Britain, which includes warehouses and storage.

The HSWA is also referred to as ‘umbrella legislation’. The Act is illustrated as an umbrella with various health and safety regulations underneath it which will be explained in more detail throughout the course.

You will learn that employers have a duty not to expose non-employees to health and safety risks (section 3). The self-employed also have duties under this section to themselves and others.

You will consider the effective ways in which employers should make employees aware of their health and safety duties.

The ‘six-pack’ regulations were introduced due to EU Directives and are still currently relevant. You will look at the MHSWR (1999) and the additional five regulations in more detail.

You will consider how hazards in a warehouse can be controlled to prevent accidents, injuries and ill health.

To control the hazards in a warehouse, they must be first be identified and then assessed. You will learn about the seven categories in which the hazards can be split into.

You will also consider the common manual and mechanical handling injuries that are caused by certain work activities.

You will finish by learning some of the legislation applicable to manual and mechanical  handling and some ways in which the risks can be reduced or controlled.

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

You will earn 4 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 to 4 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices, including stress risk assessments
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction – In the first unit, you will be introduced to warehouses and will look at some common activities within these environments. You will look at the common risks and injuries associated with working in a warehouse environment. You will look at some of the laws relating to warehouse health and safety with a focus on employer and employee responsibilities. You will consider some of the enforcement action that can be taken if employers do not follow the law. Finally, you will look at some case studies of warehouse accidents and health and safety management.
  • Unit 2 – Hazards associated with working in a warehouse – In this unit, you look at a variety of general hazards associated with working in a warehouse. You will explore the different categories of hazard, and will look at some examples that you could come across in a warehouse-based environment. You will consider how the hazards in a warehouse can be controlled to prevent accidents, injuries and ill health. Finally, you will look at personal protective equipment and will learn about why it shouldn’t be the first choice in risk control.
  • Unit 3 – Identifying, assessing and controlling risks – In this unit, you will consider the meaning of risk assessment and will look at what the law requires. You will consider what constitutes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. You will consider why risk assessments are important. You will learn about who is responsible for risk assessments and who is competent to complete them, as well as exploring the five steps of risk assessment.
  • Unit 4 – Reporting and recording– In this unit, you will explore the process of reporting and recording accidents in the workplace. You will look at what usually happens if there is an accident in the workplace and if someone is injured. You will consider the need for first aid, the legal duties and the provisions that should be considered. You will look at why accidents and near misses should be reported, recorded and investigated. You will explore the requirements for reporting certain injuries externally. Finally, you will look at reporting and recording accidents and near misses internally.
  • Unit 5 – Slips, trips and falls – In this unit, you will be introduced to the definitions of slips, trips and falls. You will look at some statistics that will highlight the seriousness of these hazards and will consider some of the injuries that can result from accidents. You will explore the causes of slips, trips and falls and will consider ways of preventing the risks. You will explore ways of preventing falls, and will look at the hierarchy of control for working at height. Finally, you will look at some examples of work at height equipment and will consider how to reduce the risk of falls when using this equipment.
  • Unit 6 – Electrical Safety – In this unit, you will be introduced to some of the electrical equipment that can be found in a warehouse-based environment. You will learn about what electricity is and will look at some electrical hazards that can be found in a warehouse. You will consider some of the risks and injuries that can result from these hazards. You will look at an overview of the laws relating to electrical equipment. You will explore the need for maintenance, and will consider how the risks associated with electricity can be reduced and controlled. You will look at protective devices and other safety measures.
  • Unit 7 – Manual and mechanical handling – In this final unit, you will be introduced to manual and mechanical handling and will look at what these activities involve. You will look at some of the common causes of injuries associated with materials handling. You will look at some of the legislation applicable to manual and mechanical handling as well as looking at some ways in which the risks can be reduced or controlled and will explore some safety considerations.
Kloeckner Metals Training

Health & Safety training for our friends at Kloeckner.

“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 hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

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 Warehouse 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 Warehouse 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 Warehouse 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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Warehouse Safety
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