Is This for You?

This course is for anyone who needs to learn basic health and safety rules to help keep their workplace compliant and a safe environment.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 6 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
6 hours

About This Course

Among the many health and safety training courses, this is the one that tells you all you need to know in just six hours.

Over four modules, our Health & Safety Essentials course begins with an introduction to basic health and safety concepts and how to be aware of hazards to improve safety. It goes on to cover healthy working in the office and continues with the basics of fire safety, fire prevention, and what to do in an emergency. Next, you’ll move on to learn correct handling techniques at work.

This is a flexible learning course, so you’ll have the freedom to study whenever it fits into your schedule. We use an interactive eLearning system, which makes this an accessible and relevant useful health and safety course.

You will cover four main topical areas in the course: 

Health and Safety Essentials – An introduction to basic health and safety concepts, making you aware of hazards to improve safety.

Healthy Working – Learn how to be healthy at work when using a computer. This module covers screen use, correct sitting position, using smartphones, as well as dual monitor use.

Manual Handling for the Office – Learn correct handling techniques to avoid injuries at work.

Fire Safety – Learn the basics of fire safety, fire prevention, and what to do in an emergency.

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Aims and Objectives

To learn health and safety essentials, fire safety, manual handling, and healthy working.


No pre-requisites are required for this course.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

Health and Safety is a vital area to know no matter what line of work you’re in. If you’re aspiring to work as a manager, supervisor, or office manager, this would be useful to have on your CV.

What’s the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.