Health & Safety Awareness


This online HSE Awareness course for employees is designed to to develop understanding of how to work safely and sustainably at work.

Duration  |  40 minutes

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Online HSE Awareness Course | This course will introduce you to the systems that are needed to effectively manage health, safety and sustainability in the workplace.

HSE refers to Health, Safety and the Environment.  Every business, regardless of size, have legal, moral and ethical duties with respect to SHE.

For example, they must assess the risk to people from work activities.  Then take steps to minimise those risks to a level that is reasonably practicable.



Learning Outcomes

  • Key Legislation
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Effective SHE policies

HSE Awareness Course Content

UNIT 1  |  Legislation

Employer’s responsibility; Employee responsibilities

UNIT 2  |  SHE basics

What is SHE; Policies; 

UNIT 3  |  SHE activities

Inspections; Fire & Emergency; Environment and waste management

Ideal For

Anyone requiring greater awareness of issues around health, safety and the environment.  Office managers; Facilities Managers; Aspiring HSE Mangers; Safety Committee Members; Managers of staff

HSE Awareness Certificate

At the end of the HSE training there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate.  If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.



What is HSE Awareness

Firstly, health refers to protect people from ill-health at work.  Because it is responsible for more deaths each year than accidents.  For example ill-health from asbestosis in a building site or back pain from computer work.

Secondly, safety means protecting people from injury from accidents.  F0r example, falling from hight.

Finally, the environment aspect of this course looks at our obligation to protect the environment from pollution and waste.

Applicable legislation

The HSE Act 1974 requires employers to ensure the health and safety of all employees  and anyone affected by their work, so far as is reasonably practicable.  To clarify, this means balancing the level of risk against the measures needed to control the risk in terms of money, time or trouble.

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

Health and Safety good sense:

Employer’s Duties

Your business is legally and morally obliged to provide a safe place of work for its workers.  For example, safe access to and from the workplace.  Secondly, providing safe plant and equipment.  Thirdly,  setting up safe systems of work.  And making sure workers know what they should be doing.

In addition, all employers must provide all staff with the correct personal protection equipment.   And provide appropriate training and supervision.  In addition employers must work with staff on health and safety issues.   For instance, providing information and making sure everyone’s view is taken into account.

Employee’s Duties

Employee must play their part in keeping themselves and others safe at work.  For example, using equipment safely.  Reporting any accidents, problems or unsafe situations to your supervisor.  Thirdly, cooperating with training.  And, using the correct Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE.


  • Accelerated Learning – 40 minutes
  • Complies with UK legislation
  • Learn anywhere, anytime
  • Access on phones, tablets or desktop
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