Health and Safety Hazards and Controls eLearning

The aim of this course is to introduce you to main workplaces hazards. The majority of these hazards are common to all workplaces and sectors, whilst others are more relevant to particular industries. You will:

  • 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.



There are no formal prerequisites.