Online Health and
Safety Courses

Introduction



Whilst lengthy accredited qualifications may not be suitable for this format, online health and safety training can actually be ideal for those who require a short, general overview of a certain topic.

We currently offer the following online courses on topics such as fire safety, food safety and manual handling to name but a few. Substantial discounts are available for those purchasing more than one license, details of which can be seen on each individual course's page.

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Why are Certain Accredited Courses and Qualifications Not Suitable for e-Learning?



The interest in online health and safety training has increased a lot in the last year or two, especially since new providers are popping up all the time with websites offering online courses. Put the name of any accredited qualification such as the NEBOSH General Certificate or NEBOSH Diploma courses into a search engine and you will most likely be presented with numerous companies offering e-learning courses at fantastically low prices and claiming how much more convenient it is to study in your own time. Unfortunately many unwary individuals are sucked into paying a couple of hundred pounds or more for such a course, only to find it is not suitable for them, by which point it is too late and their money has gone.

A lot of people forget or are unaware that accredited qualifications require you to pass an assessment at the end, with many of the questions demanding to be answered in a certain way and in a particular level of detail. It will not be a simple multiple choice questionnaire. The information taught is also likely to be detailed and complex. As an example the NEBOSH General Certificate covers topics including health and safety management systems, chemical and biological health hazards & risk control, and legislation such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 (except Part IV) as amended in 2002 to name just some.

Staring at a computer screen for hours at a time, without the support and guidance of a course tutor, and with all the distractions that are present in the home, make online training for detailed qualifications highly inadvisable.

We have lost count of the number of people who have spent money on an e-learning or distance learning course only to find out once it is too late that it would be far better to attend a classroom-based course. Please do not become one of them.

Our overall pass rates are far above the national average because we do not offer these courses in an online format, as we care more about getting delegates to pass the assessments and actually obtain the qualification rather than taking their money from them.

To read the full article on why e-learning is not suitable for accredited health and safety courses, please click here.

Also Consider: Health and Safety NVQ Qualifications



A City & Guilds National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) provides a qualification that recognises the competence of a person in a work situation. Unlike classroom-based health and safety training that relies on teaching and examinations, a health and safety NVQ uses performance on the job as a basis for assessment.

This flexibility to fit the study around your work activities makes a health and safety NVQ more appealing to many than classroom-based health and safety courses such as a NEBOSH General Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely or 5-day Site Management SMSTS.

Course Titles

Basic Fire Safety Awareness

Because fires are easily started and can cause such extensive devastation, fire safety training should form part of any health and safety training programme. Comprehensive fire safety qualifications like the NEBOSH Fire Certificate are extremely popular as a result, as is bespoke fire training which deals with your company's specific processes and materials that are present on site.

This course provides an introduction into why fires occur, preventative measures and what should be done if a fire does break out.

Basic Fire Safety Awareness for Care Homes

This course is a variation on the Basic Fire Safety Awareness course, containing information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Using the correct fire extinguisher is not only essential to put out the fire, but also to not actually make the situation worse! This course teaches information on the various types of fire extinguishers and the situations in which each should be used.

Fire Marshal

This course is intended for those who have (or are about to have) fire marshal responsibilities at their place of work.

This course includes all of the content in the Basic Fire Safety Awareness and the Fire Extinguisher courses, so there is no need to purchase them as well.

Fire Marshal for Care Homes

This course is a variation on the Fire Marshal course, containing information that is specific to employees of care and residential homes. This course includes all of the content in the Basic Fire Safety Awareness and the Fire Extinguisher courses, so there is no need to purchase them as well.

Abrasive Wheels

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it is important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.

Working at Height

The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it's not how far you climb, but how far you can fall.

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. It covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more.