Health and Safety for Managers


This online course educates managers on how to reduce risks to the health & safety of employees through effective management systems.  The course outlines these systems in the context of UK legal and commercial requirements.  

DURATION 45 minutes

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Health and Safety Training for Managers | The UK is one of the safest places to work.  As a result, both injuries and fatalities at work are among the lowest of any country in the world.  The is in part due to effective legislation. 

The Health & Safety Act require business to reduce hazards ‘so far as is ‘reasonably practicable’.  The Management of Health & Safety regulations 1999 add some specific duties the main one being risk assessments.  There remains in legislation for many workplaces a wide space for interpretation.  So as with most things a balance is required.  

Currently in the UK managing health and safety is not fashionable.  Often we apply over zealous interpretation of regulations causing frustration, unnecessary expense and inefficiency.  The UK Health & Safety Executive themselves have noted this as a problem themselves.  

This course offer a common sense, balanced approach to the application of health and safety in your business.  So you’ll know how to strike the right balance, which means keeping co-workers safe, staying compliant, and remaining efficient. 

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Course Objective

Provide a clear understanding of practical steps (not over the top) that will keep your employees and the public safe and healthy while at work.

On completion of the Health & Safety for Managers course you will know:

  • The purpose of H&S management and its costs – both human and financial
  • The UK and EU laws and obligations
  • What the reasonable H&S policies & procedures are
  • How to undertake a Risk Assessment
  • How to continually monitor and improve systems

UNIT 1 | Health and Safety Management

We begin with outlining what health and safety (H&S) management is and why it is a good idea.  Then outline the key elements of a successful H&S plan.

UNIT 2 | Risk Management

You need to control risks to staff and the public from your commercial activities. To achieve this you first need to understand the risks.  So, in UNIT 2 we explain sensible risk management approaches, what hazards are and how they differ from risks. We also detail the risk assessment process and legislation.

UNIT 3 |  Accident Prevention

Now we prompt thinking about the potential costs of accident.  This helps you assign an appropriate level of resource to your H&S controls.

UNIT 4 | UK and European Law

Next, we outline the legal landscape for employees, managers and directors.

UNIT 5 |  Monitoring & Review

Management of health and safety is an ongoing process that will require periodic refinement as your business evolves.  So, in this section you will learn how efficiently monitor and review your procedures so ongoing improvement can be made.

Who is this course for?

The person responsible for health and safety in small businesses or low-risk environments.

Also, in larger businesses the course is helpful for all employees who have responsibility for managing others.  This is because responsibility for safety is delegated down the line management chain.   So, an awareness of a managers responsibilities is crucial.  


Safety for Managers Certificate


The Health & Safety certificate is emailed on successful completion of the course.   This requires 80% or more in the final 15 question assessment.  Which can be retaken as often as required.

The certificate includes CPD Credits, date and unique code that can be verified here.


  • 45 minutes 
  • Self-paced interactive content
  • Complies with UK legislation
  • CPD accredited PDF certificate
  • Zero Carbon Product

Further Information

We mentioned earlier that the UK is one of the safety places in the world to work.  In fact, through 2018/2019 the fatality rate was 0.45 per 100,000 workers.  While the global average is of fatalities at work is 11 per 100,000 workers.  The EU average being 2.8.  In the US the fatalities rate was 3.5 her 100,000 workers.  However, 40% of the US statistics include fatalities due to motor vehicle incidents.  In the UK, a fatal road accident while driving for work does not appear in workplace health & safety statistics.  


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