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Workplace Essentials: Health and Safety

ATC Training via FutureLearn


Learn about general health and safety in the workplace in a post COVID-19 world

With additional information on infection control to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, this health and safety course offers the perfect combination of subjects to induct or refresh employees, associates, and visitors to preventing injuries and accidents in the workplace.

You’ll learn about manual handling in the workplace, fire safety awareness and infection control on this 3 CPD accredited course.

Discover the correct procedures for manual handling

You’ll list employer and employee’s responsibilities and will identify ways to stop accidents and injuries from occurring in the workplace.

You’ll also learn about manual handling and decipher the correct ways of lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving loads.

Identify the principles of fire safety

As well as recognising fire safety signs, you’ll understand how to raise the alarm and how to best evacuate a building safely.

You’ll also get to grips with the benefits of having risk assessments within the workplace.

Get to know infection control methods in a COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the foreseeable future. You’ll learn how the workplace needs to adapt to prevent infection control, as well as PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements for the workplace.

This course is suitable for people working in a wide range of sectors including retail and commerce, hospitality, education, finance and professional services, hotels and tourism, manufacturing and more.

Those working in a higher-risk role or industries such as construction may require industry specific health and safety training.


  • Preventing workplace accidents and your role in safety
    • Introduction
    • Legislation, Roles and Responsibilities
    • Preventing Accidents and Injuries
    • Keeping safe at work
    • Preventing the spread of Covid-19
    • Summary and Quiz
  • Manual Handling and Fire Safety Awareness
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • Fire Safety
    • Manual Handling
    • Summary and Quiz

Taught by

Andrew Cumiskey


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  • João Manuel Barbosa De Freitas
    Curso de acesso rápido. Com conteúdo e imagens de fácil compreensão. Aprendizagem rápida com uma linguagem acessível e objetiva. Penso que é uma formação que uma grande parte da sociedade deveria frequentar. Pena não ser gratuito e o certificado ter um custo.

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