Health and Safety Essentials

Essential Health and Safety training for all staff.

Key Learning Points:

  • Understand what Health and Safety is.
  • Know the main causes of accidents at work.
  • Understand how to carry out risk assessments to improve workplace safety.
  • Know the key legislation affecting workplace Health and Safety.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of employers and employee

Course Overview

Work-related illness and injury accounts for nearly 30 million lost working days every year. Health and safety is more than just a compliance issue – it’s a vital component in the wellbeing of your employees and the operational effectiveness of your whole organisation.

Packed with sophisticated interactive exercises, discovery learning laboratories and advanced animations, our Health & Safety Essentials eLearning is far more than just another health and safety course: it’s a fully-featured online training resource that builds an in-depth understanding of key health and safety issues, and the practical steps that can be taken to counter them.

Course Details

Course Contents

Understanding Health & Safety

This module provides learners with the following knowledge:
What is health and safety?
Main causes of accidents at work.
Improving safety through risk assessments.
Key legislation.
Legal responsibilities of employers and employees.

Working with Computers

The Working with Computer module explains the dangers of working with computers, how to choose an appropriate chair, how to adopt the right posture, how to properly set up your workstation and guidelines for using laptops.

Lifting & Carrying

The Lifting and Carrying module helps the learner to assess whether it’s safe to lift and carry, plan and prepare the route, how to adopt the correct lifting technique and how to store items safely.

Stress Busting

Designed to give the learner an understanding of what is stress, how to identify the sources of stress and how to tackle stress.

Personal Safety

The Personal Safety module is designed to provide an understanding of what can be classed as an act of violence, how to reduce the risk of violence, what the learner should do if a situation becomes violent, and the tools, techniques and procedures to protect lone workers.

Hazardous Substances

Understand hazardous substances are, what COSHH is and its implications, common infectious diseases and their symptoms and how to reduce the risk from hazardous substances.

Fire Safety

Understand the three elements needed for fire to occur, identify fire hazards, understand typical fire safety features in workplaces, know what to do in the event of a fire and understand which extinguisher to use and why.

Reporting Health & Safety Incidents

Understand why it is important to report accidents, and how to report them properly.

Staying Safe on the Road

Understand how to stay safe on the road by knowing how to plan journeys to reduce risk, essential vehicle maintenance checks, safe driving practices and techniques, when and how to use mobile phones on the road and what to do in an accident.

Asbestos Awareness

Understand what asbestos is, the threats posed by asbestos, where asbestos can be found, legal responsibilities of organisations, and what to do if you encounter asbestos.

Working at Height

The learning objectives of this module include being able to Identify dangerous activities, and understanding the practices, tools & equipment used for minimising risk.

Behavioural Safety Essentials

This module aims to provide understanding of behavioural safety, the benefits of behavioural safety, the human factors behind accidents, how to identify the root cause of accidents and how to create a positive safety culture.

This course is published by Cylix

Tailored versions of the courses are available for the following sectors

Compatible for

Any Workplace

Public Sector




Fire & Rescue

The Assessment

Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user’s knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.


2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10
£34.50 / per learner
11 - 20
£29 / per learner
21 - 50
£23 / per learner
51 - 100
£17.50 / per learner
101 - 150
£11.50 / per learner
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!
Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100
£34.50 / per learner
101 - 200
£29 / per learner
201 - 300
£24.50 / per learner
301 - 400
£21 / per learner
401 - 500
£17.50 / per learner
501 - 750
£14.50 / per learner
751 - 1000
£11.50 / per learner
1001 - 2500
£9.50 / per learner
2501 - 5000
£7 / per learner
5000 - 10,000
£6 / per learner
10,000 +

Included Features

  • All courses in our catalogue
  • Our Learning Experience Platform ‘Astute’
  • New courses added regularly
  • Branded, downloadable posters
  • Customise Course Content for Your Team
  • Regular course updates
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Unlimited help desk support
Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

Why you need our Health and Safety Essentials eLearning course

Our Health and Safety Essentials eLearning helps everyone in your organisation to understand their part to play in helping to achieve a positive working environment. It has 12 modules of study which give the learner a good understanding of the key principles of Health and Safety.


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

If you have any feedback about our products please contact us at [email protected]

7 Day Instant FREE Trial