Level 3 Health & Safety In The Workplace Training

Level 3 Health & Safety In The Workplace Training

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Course Description

This Level 3 Health and Safety training course aims to provide employers, managers and supervisors with a thorough understanding of the different aspects of health and safety in the workplace.

The course goes into detail about each area of health and safety that your business may encounter and provides information on how to undertake effective risk assessments and implement relevant, sufficient and appropriate control measures. The course gives an in-depth guide to health and safety legislation and aims to raise awareness of the responsibilities that all managers and supervisors are expected to maintain.

  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 8-10 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day


Who Should Take This Course?

This Level 3 Health and Safety in the Workplace course is suitable for all employers, managers and/or supervisors who have a responsibility for providing high health and safety standards in the workplace. This includes those who have responsibility for training employees, maintaining standards and enforcing a positive health and safety culture at work.

If you have new employees who have never undertaken training in health and safety before, then the Level 1 Health & Safety in the Workplace training course is recommended as an induction level.

If your employees have already taken induction level training and need to maintain or build on their existing knowledge then it’s recommended they take the Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace Training Course.



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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


Course Content

1 Legislation and Risk Assessments Why health and safety is important, useful definitions, health and safety law, law enforcement, risk assessments and the competent person.
2 Reporting and Investigating Accidents Workplace injuries, the accident triangle, legal requirements, RIDDOR, occupational diseases, dangerous occurrences and investigations.
3 The Workplace and Work Equipment Slips, trips and falls, reducing the risks, work equipment and reducing the risks from work equipment.
4 Fire and Explosion Responsibilities Why fire safety is important, employer duties, the responsible person, employee duties, the fire triangle and fire risk assessment.
5 Fire and Explosion Control Measures Fire detection and warning systems, fire escape routes, evacuation procedures, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, fire safety signs, preparing and emergency plan and precaution against explosions.
6 Electricity Common causes of electrical accidents, injuries caused by electricity, employer responsibilities, electrical risk assessments, safe installations, portable appliances, residual current devices, working near electricity and wiring, underground cables, overhead power lines, potentially explosive atmospheres, maintaining electrical equipment and dealing with electric shocks.
7 Working at Height The risks of working at height, legislation, employer and employee duties, the hierarchy of control measures, risk reduction, types of equipment, fragile surfaces, vehicles, training, communication and housekeeping, and emergency procedures.
8 Vehicles: Worksite Hazards Legal responsibilities, risk assessment, worksite control measures, traffic routes, worksite visibility, vehicle speed, pedestrians, signs, signals and markings, worksite lighting, parking, privately owned vehicles and the public and visiting drivers.
9 Vehicles: Driver Standards Vehicle design, maintenance, immobilisation, driver standards, training drivers, reversing, signallers and deliveries.
10 Vehicle Safety Coupling and uncoupling, loading and unloading, tipping, avoiding overturns and avoiding falls.
11 Conflict and Violence Who is at risk, statistics on workplace violence, the law, risk factors, risk assessment and control measures.
12 Alcohol and Drugs Alcohol at work, alcohol policy, alcohol screening, drug misuse, legislation, signs of drug misuse, drug policy and drug screening.
13 Working Safely With Hazardous Substances (COSHH) What is a hazardous substance, ill health effects, routes of entry, the law, employer and employee responsibilities, risk assessment, hierarchy of control measures, Workplace Exposure Limits, personal protective equipment, health surveillance, information, instruction and training, chemical labelling and safety data sheets.
14 Types of Hazardous Substances (COSHH) Flammable substances, dangerous substances, employer responsibilities, flammable liquids, dusts and gases, asthma-causing substances, asbestos, lead and emergency procedures.
15 Noise How noise is dangerous, measuring noise, employer responsibilities, supply of equipment, noise risk assessment, purchasing policy, reducing noise, personal protective equipment, information, instruction and training and health surveillance.
16 Vibration Ill health from vibration, the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, employer duties, manufacturers and suppliers, risk assessment, eliminating and reducing risks and health surveillance.
17 Ergonomics What is ergonomics, improving health and safety, display screen equipment, manual handling, work-related stress, assessing the risks and control measures.
18 Manual Handling: Risk Assessment What is manual handling, employer duties, can manual handling be avoided, risk assessment and task, individual capability, load and environment (TILE).
19 Manual Handling: Reducing the Risks Mechanical aids, changing the layout, personal protective equipment, lifting, pushing and pulling and training.
20 Employee Welfare and Emergency Procedures Workplace stress, stress risk assessment, welfare facilities, first aid and emergency procedures.
21 Positive Health and Safety Culture Establishing a positive health and safety culture, safety representatives, safety committees, consulting employees and team briefing.
22 Role of Managers, Supervisors and PPE Managers, supervisors, personal protective equipment, types of personal protective equipment, training and maintenance and CE marking.
23 Staff Training Motivating staff, staff training, the training process and resolving disputes.



Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand what is required of employers and employees under current health and safety legislation.
  • Understand the importance and significance of workplace risk assessments.
  • Know why it’s essential to report and investigate accidents.
  • Understand the roles that managers, supervisors and personal protective equipment play in regards to health and safety.
  • Know how to deal with employee welfare and wellbeing, motivation, staff training, first aid and emergency procedures.
  • Understand the risks associated with the workplace and work equipment; fire and explosion; electricity; working at height; vehicles; violence, drugs and alcohol; hazardous substances; noise and vibration; and manual handling.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 60 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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