Managing Health & Safety Online Training

This Managing Health and Safety Online Training course covers:

  • The plan, do check, act framework for managing health and safety in the workplace.
  • The need for worker participation and engagement in developing a positive safety culture.
  • A manager’s responsibilities in managing the health and safety of employees under their supervision.

Fully customisable by you, at no extra cost.

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Course Introduction

The EssentialSkillz Managing Health and Safety eLearning course has been created for managers, and for supervisors where they have management responsibilities.

The online course outlines the legal requirements defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation. The information is structured around the plan, do, check, act process defined in ISO 45001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

It is not necessary to be certified to ISO 45001, nor to be seeking certification, to benefit from the structured approach of ISO 45001 to managing safety and health.

Main Sections within the course:
Overview, Plan (including health and safety policies), Do (including risk assessment), Check (including inspections, audits, accidents and ill-health reports), Act (continuous improvement) and Final Test.

This Managing Health and Safety Online Training course takes on average 55 minutes to complete.

Course Content

The course explains the importance of health and safety and the role of managers in encouraging worker engagement to promote health and safety in the workplace. The legal and enforcement context is explained, but health and safety is more than a set of rules.

This course guides managers through the steps needed to make sure that the experience of those who carry out activities in the workplace is incorporated into the policies that impact them, and the procedures they follow.

Managers are encouraged to look at the policies and processes in their own organisation, to understand the way that work has been planned. The risk assessment process is explained, although the separate risk assessment course from EssentialSkillz provides more detail on this topic. In this course, risk assessment is put into context: risk assessments are there to make sure people can do things safely, and without harm to health.

A routine of active and proactive checks is key to a successful health and safety management system, and to improved risk assessments. The course explains the differences between active and proactive checks and provides examples of each. Within this, the importance of reporting incidents (including accidents, near-misses and dangerous occurrences) is explained. The learner is encouraged to compare what they are learning in the course with how things are done in their own workplace so that they can apply their learning directly.

Learners will be approaching this course from many different perspectives. Some will be responsible for writing policies and procedures and will be able to improve and change these in response to active and proactive checks. Other managers will be in a position where they must work with the processes in place. All managers are encouraged to consider what they can do to improve the management of health and safety in their workplaces.

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

Key features

All our courses provide technically accurate training which keeps your organisation in line with best practice. We include the latest techniques in learning which ensure learners are engaged throughout. Our courses are also:

Fully customisable by you

Add your own scripts, images, videos, presentations and interactions – with no coding experience required. Use our suite of templates to make our courses your own, delivering highly relevant training to your organisation at no extra cost.

White label branding

We can brand our training with your unique corporate identity to make your users feel right at home throughout the training journey.

Integrate with your LMS

You can deploy this course using our compliance platform. Alternatively, you can deliver this course, with all its key features, directly from your third-party LMS.


Our Managing Health & Safety course can integrate with JAWS ® a widely available text-to-speech integration to help visually impaired users engage with the same, unabridged and high-quality compliance training as their colleagues.


On successful completion, learners receive a personalised certificate which includes the learner’s name, score and date of completion. Certificates can be viewed, downloaded and printed off at any time to serve as a record of compliance.


Our Managing Health & Safety Online Training course is RoSPA approved and IIRSM certified. This ensures that our courses adhere to the highest standard of training and will provide a practical and meaningful learning experience to our customers.

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Why is this course important for compliance?

  • Managing Health & Safety training forms an essential part of compliance training as it ensures that your organisation complies with its legal obligations and requirements.
  • The online course explains the legal requirements, as defined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation, as well as the importance of a robust Health and Safety Policy.

Add your own questions

Create your own question and answer bank to test your users on the key information that they need to know to be fully compliant. Set core questions to appear in the test section that users are required to pass so that crucial learning points are reinforced.

Randomise test questions

Generate 10 random questions from a bank of 20 to test your user’s retention and understanding of key content.

Set the pass mark

As training administrator, you can configure the passing score that users need to complete the course. Set your own grade boundaries to ensure your training complies with the standards set out by your organisation.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for new managers and any manager requiring refresher training on how to manage health and safety in their area or department.

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