Online course designed for all staff working in warehouses.
Injuries to warehouse employees are 3x higher than average, so appropriate safety training is important.
Covering the knowledge needed to work safely in warehouses this course includes a verifiable CPD-accredited certificate.
DURATION | 40 minutes
WAREHOUSE SAFETY TRAINING
This fully online Warehouse Safety training course is for everyone working in warehouses.
Warehouse operations present additional hazards to workers compared to most other workplaces.
For example, warehouse workers are at greater risk of injury from; slips & trips, manual handling, vehicles, falling objects, machinery, and hazardous substances.
All warehouse staff must receive appropriate safety training, so they are aware of hazards and how to work safely around them.
This online Warehouse course educates best-practice behaviours for working around common warehouse hazards.
Upon completion of the course learner will:
- Know their responsibilities with respect to safely
- Understand the various sources of hazards in a warehouse
- Know the safety measures to follow for a variety of common warehouse hazards
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This online Warehouse Safety training is ideal for all employees working in or visiting warehouses.
UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION
Firstly, we highlight the course learning objectives, highlighting the importance of taking seriously the topic of warehouse safety.
UNIT 2 | LEGISLATION
While working in warehouses, employers and employees both have duties with respect to health & safety. These duties are outlined in this second section.
UNIT 3 | COMMON CAUSES OF INJURY
Thirdly, we briefly outline the main causes of warehouse injuries. Providing an awareness for staff of where particular vigilance is required.
UNIT 4 | REDUCING RISK
Finally, we detail best-practice process and behaviour that help keep yourself and colleagues safe.
UNIT 5 | SUMMARY
UNIT 6 | QUIZ
- Provide the knowledge needed to work safely in warehouses
- Provide an effective way for employers to create a safe working environment and meet regulations
At the end of the Warehouse Safety training is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. Demonstrate an understanding of the content by achieving 80% or more and we’ll email your 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 £9.
The Warehouse Safety certificate valid for 3 years.
- Memorable, motion-graphic training
- Learn anywhere with an internet connection
- Up to date with legislation and best practice
- Verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate
- Carbon neutral training solution
WAREHOUSE SAFETY FAQs
Why take this warehouse safety course?
Every warehouse exposes workers to a unique combination of hazards that both individually and together have the potential to injure workers.
Providing staff with an awareness of these hazards and highlighting best-practice behaviours helps improve behaviours and reduce the chance of an incident in your warehouse.
Common unsafe warehouse behaviours
Unsafe behaviours increase the risk of warehouse accidents. Common unsafe behaviours include:
- Improper use of forklifts
- Improper stacking
- Inadequate fire safety provisions
- Improper Personal Protective Equipment
- Repetitive and/or heavy lifting
Warehouse Safety tips
The UK Health & Safety executive has created a guide to safety in warehouses which you may find helpful. You may also wish to consider:
With regards to Slips & Trips;
- Firstly, ensure flooring doesn’t become contaminated. E.g. ensure sensible packing of materials.
- Secondly, when contamination does happen, deal with it immediately. Ideally by cleaning. Signs should be only a very temporary measure.
- Thirdly, keep floors and traffic routes free from obstructions
- Fourthly, using correct footwear can help reduce slips
- Next, if possible, install slips resistant flooring. Prioritise steps.
- Furthermore, adequate lighting can help reduce slips
With regards to Manual Handling.
- Firstly, try to avoid the task first
- Secondly, supply mechanical aids
- Thirdly, provide specific Manual Handling training
- In addition, encourage staff to suggest improvements
If you have any questions about this online Warehouse Safety training course, please email [email protected]
1 – Warehouse Accident Statistics – Link
2 – Legislation – Link