Online Health and Safety Courses
Why are accredited courses 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.
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Are any health and safety courses suitable for online training?
Whilst lengthy accredited qualifications may not be suitable, online 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.
As with other aspects of health and safety, prevention is preferable to dealing with the aftermath. Fires and the subsequent damage that can be done not only to the health of individuals, but also to the environment and to buildings and property mean that the prevention of fires is one of the most prominent issues with regards to health and safety.
Food has the potential to pose a hazard to health if not stored and prepared correctly, which makes food safety an extremely important topic when it comes to health and safety training for workers in certain industries.
Our Level 1 and Level 2 online food safety courses are designed and aimed specifically for those in the catering, retail and manufacturing sectors, with individual courses covering each sector rather than a generic food safety course which attempts to provide a one-size-fits-all approach, making the training much more relevant. Our online food safety courses all cover issues such as premises hygiene, personal hygiene, risk control, pest control and waste management.
Our manual handling e-learning course will cover issues such as describing what manual handling is, manual handling regulations, practical manual handling solutions and the use of mechanical aids.
COSHH Online Course
Our COSHH e-learning course will cover issues such as the different types of hazards, regulations, COSHH risk assements and emergency planning.
This Emergency First Aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.
Due to the high risk nature of asbestos, it is vital that workers in industries such as the construction industry are all aware of the dangers to health and safety that asbestos poses, including how to recognise it and what to do if it is encountered.
This online health and safety training course explains the background to Legionella and Legionnaires' Disease, the potential risks associated with water systems and how these can be prevented or controlled.
There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels, and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
The use of display screens can lead to a variety of negative conditions such as eye strain or pain caused by poor posture. The number of job roles or tasks which require the use of display screen equipment, and consequently the numbers of people that can be affected, make display screen equipment training an important component of the overall health and safety training programme for employees.
Working at Height
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.
Food Safety Courses
New Online Food Safety Courses
Level 1 and Level 2 online food safety courses available, with individual courses aimed specifically at those in the catering, retail and manufacturing industries.
Click on the green "Online Courses" button above for more information regarding our online food safety courses and the other online health and safety training courses that we offer.
NEBOSH General Pages
More Info on our Most Popular Course
The NEBOSH National General Certificate provides a wealth of information, with the syllabus covering a variety of different health and safety topics which are relevant to the vast majority of workplaces. The scope and respect which this NEBOSH qualification commands makes it one of the most popular and sought after of courses.
For useful pages and articles about the NEBOSH General Certificate click here.
NEBOSH Diploma e-Learning
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Danger of Spending Money on a NEBOSH General Certificate Online Course
Before spending any money on a NEBOSH General Certificate online course or distance learning option, it is essential to understand the dangers and realise that in most cases it can actually end up being more expensive in the long run... Read Article
Health and Safety Risks of Cutting Trees
One prominent danger which exists for both professionals and amateur gardeners alike is the risk of injury or death when cutting trees. Whether it is cutting a few branches to get more light into the garden, or chopping down entire trees to clear an area for development, there is always the risk of serious accidents... Read Article
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