Hand Protection


Ideal for:   Anyone handling chemicals or using machinery

Duration:  30 minutes

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Hand Protection eLearning objectives

The aim of this Hand Protection course is to give you an overview of the health, safety, and welfare policies that are related to hand injuries. Because hand injuries are so common on construction sites, we’ve created this course to help reduce the risk of accidents, incidents, and near-misses.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the key to hand injury prevention is themselves.
  • That hand safety is a personal responsibility
  • That we are all responsible and accountable for our safety and that of our co-workers.
  • Understand the correct PPE and how to maintain it.
  • Understand how to identify potential risks of hand injuries and perform a hand risk assessment.
  • Understand different types of injuries including repetitive strain injuries.
  • Be aware of the importance of observing others and halting any unsafe practices.

Why this particular Hand Protection eLearning course?

A moderate to high course pace and rich media maintains attention to deliver improved learning outcomes.

In 25 minutes, the course accelerates delegates to the achievement of a RoSPA accredited certificate in Hand Protection . Similar online courses can last 1 hr + and offer comparable learning objectives at a higher cost in terms of price and time.

The course administration process is quick, simple and fully trackable. Certificates are available for download immediately and replacements available on request at no extra cost. Any delegate can re-access the course as many times as they wish for a period of 12 months.

Hand Protection (UK) (RoSPA) a course new course – release date June 2017. Ensure your online learning course is up to date.

What are risks associated with hand injuries?

We use our hand constantly. A disabling hand injury can have a dramatic effect on your quality of life. A hand injury can impact not only your ability to perform your job, but daily routines as well. A hand injury can occur in a second, but the social, financial and emotional effects can last a lifetime.

Human hands are unique and one of our greatest assets. Hand injuries can vary from minor cuts or irritation to amputations.

Statistics show that 20% of workplace injuries involve the hands. The vast majority of hand injuries are lacerations (63%) with crush (13%) also common. Approximately 75% of industrial injuries that cause partial disability involve the hands; in the UK over 3 million individuals seek emergency care each year for hand injuries.

Course Content

What is the real cost of an injury?


Safety and Hand Protection

  • Hand Injuries
  • Hazards
  • Types of Injuries
  • Observing Safety
  • Repetitive strain Disorders


Reducing Risk

  • Training
  • Risk Assessments
  • Primary Prevention

Applicable Legislation

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable, which means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble.

This hand protection course is designed to offer an effective control measure due to its easy and affortability relative to the risk and long term implications of a hand injury.

The management of Health & Safety at work regulations build on the HSWA to include a duty on employers to assess risks (including hand safety) and take action where necessary.

Additional Information

General HSE advice – http://www.hse.gov.uk

Choosing the right gloves – http://www.hse.gov.uk/skin/employ/gloves.htm


On successful completion of this Hand Protection eLearning course delegates will receive a RoSPA accredited completion certificate. The certificate will be available for download immediately. echo3 education will store delegate training records for 5 years and provide free copies of certificates on request.

All of our RoSPA accredited courses confirm to syllabus requirements and enhance the learning experience through the use high quality media, scenarios and knowledge checks to impart information in a memorable way.

How do I book the online Hand Protection eLearning course ?

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