Health and Safety Hazards and Controls

  • Know about the principle of hazards found in workplaces
  • Understand why that hazard is a workplace hazard
  • Be familiar with the types of harm that these hazards can cause
  • Be able to describe some controls that can help reduce or eliminate these hazards.


The hazards covered are:

  1. Chemicals
  2. Asbestos, Silica and lead
  3. Explosions
  4. Fire
  5. Biological
  6. Radiation
  7. Nano-particles
  8. Transport of dangerous goods
  9. Workplace transport
  10. Occupational stress
  11. Remote, isolated and lone working
  12. Shift work and fatigue
  13. Substance misuse
  14. Electricity
  15. Machinery, plant and equipment
  16. Lifting equipment and operations
  17. Pressure systems and vessels
  18. Noise
  19. Vibration
  20. Musculoskeletal
  21. Slips, trips and falls
  22. Working at height and falling objects
  23. Working in confined spaces
  24. Excavations and subsidence
  25. Thermal environment
  26. Natural environment
  27. Animal handling

There are also two modules introducing the basic principles associated with Welfare and first aid and Personal protective equipment (PPE)


E-Learning - training that’s even more flexible

If you require an overview occupational hazards and are confident enough not to need tutor-led training, this online, self-paced course offers you complete flexibility.

You can study in your own time when it suits you, and you can access the course from any internet-enabled device 24/7.

How will I benefit?

This course will help you:

  • Understand how to identify risks and assess them using tools and methodologies
  • Utilize a selection of tools and methodologies used in risk assessment
  • Correctly identify the key actions that should be taken after a risk assessment exercise has been completed.