Health and Safety - Refresher

Event Description This online learning module is for staff and managers working at West Sussex County Council (WSCC), as well as staff and headteachers working in WSCC Schools.

Effective health and safety is vital to protect individuals from injury, illness and harm in the workplace.

This module will introduce you to health and safety legislation and the responsibilities of both employers and employees in respect of the law.

You will explore hazards and risks, as well as the causes and consequences of accidents, to ensure you are able to keep yourself safe and well.
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to enable you to carry out your duties as an employee, in relation to health and safety, and recognise the duties of West Sussex County Council as your employer.

It aims to increase your awareness of the causes of common accidents and ill health in the workplace, how to recognise and report hazards and risks, as well as keep yourself safe and well. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module, you will be able to:

  • Carry out your duties as an employee, in relation to health and safety, and recognise the duties of WSCC as your employer.
  • Identify the causes of common accidents and take steps to avoid them.
  • Identify the causes of ill health.
  • Recognise the difference between hazards and risks.
  • Comply with relevant health and safety legislation in the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of workplace risk assessments.
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    Course Pre-Requisites  
    Course Instructions While every effort has been made to thoroughly test this module using a range of internet browsers and devices, there are some eventualities that we are unable to predict.

    If you are having problems with a module please see the Online Learning Troubleshooting help page.

    If you are not able to find the help you need on the Online Learning Troubleshooting help page, or are still experiencing issues, please contact the Corporate Learning and Development helpdesk on cld@westsussex.gov.uk or call 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Health and Safety 
    Subject Areas Legislation, Health & Safety 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, Schools, Managers 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 20 minutes At your desk