Health and Safety Induction Online Training

  • Details both employee and employer health and safety responsibilities under health and safety legislation and how these are enforced.
  • Provides employees with basic health and safety information.
  • Explains the causes of accidents and the importance of reporting accidents.
  • Discusses the difference between a hazard and a risk and the importance of risk assessing tasks.
  • This course is regularly updated, RoSPA Approved and can be fully edited by you to suit your business requirements.


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The EssentialSkillz Health & Safety Induction Online Training introduces the importance of good health and safety practices in the workplace. The course introduces the Health and Safety Act that affects workplaces and discusses why it is in place. The online course outlines the specific responsibilities that employees have in relation to health and safety at work, including complying with procedures, participating in training and taking responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. The Health and Safety induction covers the type of accidents that can occur in workplaces, what contributes to accidents, eg, environmental and human factors and how ill-health and injury can be avoided. The course looks at what to do if an accident occurs and the importance of reporting accidents. Hazards and risks are discussed as well as the importance of risk assessments and how employees can become more risk-aware to promote safe working.

Like all EssentialSkillz courses, this Health and Safety Induction course can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation eg, your Health and Safety Policies, all at no extra cost.

Course Objectives

  • Highlight the importance of health and safety issues in the workplace, how they affect people and what you can do to protect your own safety.
  • Discuss health and safety law, how it is enforced and employer and employee responsibilities.
  • Increase risk awareness to help avoid accidents and ill-health.
  • Highlight the importance of reporting accidents, safety defects and dangerous practices.

Course Details


On successful completion of the test users can download and print a certificate.

The course is RoSPA approved


The course lasts approximately 45 minutes


Users are required to take a final test consisting of 10 default questions. The default pass mark is 70%

The course administrator within your organisation can:

  • Change the pass mark
  • Implement the random test question feature which selects 10 questions from a bank of 20.
  • Can specify that more than 10 questions must be answered (up to the full bank of 20 questions)


Target Audience

The course is suitable for employees of all levels and is particularly suited to new employees  who are required to take health and safety induction training at the start of their employment. It should be combined with a site specific induction which covers the local hazards and control measures.