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Health & Safety Law – Online Learning

This ‘Health & Safety Law’ online learning course is aimed at helping learners better understand the laws that underline key health and safety responsibilities. With this e-learning course, learners will:

  • Analyse health and safety law to gain a comprehensive understanding of its scope and implications
  • Explain the application of legislation in practical situations, illustrating how laws are implemented and enforced
  • Review various sources of health and safety guidance, including laws, regulations, guidance documents, and codes of practice
  • Describe the responsibilities of a duty holder in maintaining workplace safety and their accountabilities for health and safety compliance
  • Identify how the HSE provides inspection and enforcement to ensure workplace safety
  • Understand employer’s duties under health and safety law​

Course Introduction

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) imposes a general duty on employers to make sure that their workplaces are safe and offer no risk to health. This act is supported by a number of specific regulations relating to workplace safety.

The law surrounding health and safety can often be seen as a complex area. This e-learning course aims to provide practical advice on the workings of legislation and how it is best followed. It covers the Health and Safety at Work Act, which is the primary legislation in Great Britain, setting out the general principles that should be adhered to.

Learners are also guided through additional health and safety regulations, supporting advice, guidance and codes of practice that help explain what needs to be done to comply with regulations and ensure everyone’s safety.

Finally, there is an opportunity to review several case studies that help demonstrate how health and safety is practically applied.

Course Content

Module 1 ­­– Introduction to Health and Safety Law
  • Understanding the origins of health and safety law
  • Reviewing the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Explaining what ‘reasonably practicable’ means
  • Exploring some myths around health and safety law 
Module 2 – Law, Regulations, Code of Practice and Guidance
  • Researching the general principles of health and safety compliance
  • Exploring how regulations supplement the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Establishing how Approved Codes of Practice provide practical advice on complying with the law
  • Identifying how you can adhere to the law by following issued guidance
Module 3 – Inspection and Enforcement
  • Understanding the role of the HSE in providing guidance, inspection and enforcement
  • Establishing the role and responsibilities of a duty holder 
Module 4 – Employers’ Responsibilities 
  • Reviewing the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Identifying the role risk assessments play in meeting health and safety requirements
  • Understanding the legal duties of employers including a downloaded summary of responsibilities
Module 5 – Case Studies
  • Several case studies that demonstrate health and safety law in practice​​
Module 6 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learner including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo


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