Accident Prevention In Industry – For Managers

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Accident Prevention in Industry Online Course for Managers

This accident prevention online course provides managers and supervisors in industry with the tools they need to achieve high standards of health and safety in their working environments.

As per the new approach to health and safety, business owners are required to carry out a risk assessment for improving workplace safety standards. This involves looking for health and safety loopholes and developing safety measures to protect workers from injuries and accidents.

Managers, supervisors, and site safety managers play an essential role in implementing these measures. They are in position to work with front-line workers to see if they are effective and to make improvements. It is vital that all managers and supervisors in industry have the training they need to do their job when it comes to health and safety.

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Why this Accident Prevention Course for Managers is Vital

An average of 22 workers died annually over the past five-year period as a result of workplace accidents in the manufacturing industry, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). During this same period more than 3,100 injuries were reported and almost 4,100 injured cases kept the workers away from work for one week or more.

Across all industries, there were almost 85,000 work-related ill health cases recorded in the United Kingdom, as per HSE‘s most recent report. Behind each of these statistics are organisations, individuals, and families suffering from the financial consequences and any loss or suffering caused by these accidents and incidents.

Managers and supervisors must be competent and trained in order to effectively prevent incidents and accidents from occurring. They must understand why accidents occur, the role that human error plays in them occurring, and how to communicate with effectively with front-line employees on health and safety.

Employers are responsible to protect the health and safety of workers as far as reasonably practicable, under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Additional legislation that applies includes the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), the Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1996, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Objectives of this Online Training Course

The objectives of this accident prevention course are to make industrial managers and supervisors aware of their responsibilities when it comes to occupational health and safety. The course is about developing safer people as well as ensuring a safe workplace.

The role of a manager in maintaining health and safety is challenging but this course involves inspiring commitment to health and safety through example and encouragement.

The completion of this training course ensures that managers are aware of their role in the minimisation of accidents in any industrial environment.


This online course for site management safety requires:

  • No prior subject knowledge
  • No course certification requirement

Course Content of Accident Prevention Training for Site Safety Manager

This online health and safety training has the following 4 sections:

  • Introduction to the course
  • Whose risks?
  • Your role
  • Making a difference

Who should take this Health and Safety Manager Training Course?

This online training course is specially created for managers, supervisors, site safety managers, health and safety representatives, safety advisors, and anyone responsible for preventing accidents in the industrial workplace.

Learning Outcomes of this Online Course

Upon completion of this course, delegates will better understand:

  • Role of human error in injuries and ill health at work
  • How to develop and encourage safer behaviour in the workplace
  • Main reasons behind management failures and accident causation
  • How minimise unintentional mistakes and deliberate risk-taking

Benefits of Training Course for Risk Management in Industry

This accident prevention online course offers the following benefits to employees and employers:

Employer benefits

  • Compliant with health and safety legislation
  • Ensures managers have a better understanding of their duties when it comes to accident prevention
  • Supports a healthier more productive workforce
  • Improves health and safety culture

Employee benefits

  • Learn to develop and implement safe working practices at work
  • Understand the role human error and attitude in accidents
  • Helps to develop the accident prevention planning for any industrial environment
  • RoSPA assured certificate upon completion

Why Choose Human Focus?

Human Focus’s Accident Prevention in Industry for Managers Online Course is:

  • RoSPA assured
  • Compliant with the health and safety legislation
  • Self-paced
  • Concise yet effective

Course Format

This online training is:

  • 100% online course
  • Compatible with any electronic device
  • Course duration – 19+ minutes

End of Course Assessment

The end assessment for the course is a pass or a fail knowledge test consisting of multiple-choice questions. A score of 80% or higher is required to complete the course and attain the certificate.


A RoSPA assured certificate will be awarded to the learner upon passing the end test successfully. The certificate is received via email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common causes of accidents at work?

While the exact figures vary from year to year, the main causes of workplace injury tend to remain the same. According to data from the HSE, the most common types of occupational non-fatal injuries in 2019/20 were slips, trips, or falls which accounted for 29%. This was followed by handling, lifting, or carrying accidents (19%); being struck by a moving object (11%); acts of violence (9%); and falls from height (8%).

In respect of workplace fatal injuries, in 2019/20 falls from height were the most common cause of workplace injury, representing around 26% of the total. This was followed by struck by a moving vehicle (18%) , struck by a moving object (16%), other kinds of injuries (16%), trapped by something collapsing or overturning (14%), and contact with moving machinery (10%).

How can we prevent the causes of accidents in industrial work?

Incidents and accidents are rarely caused by one thing. Generally, there are multiple factors that cause the problem. These factors are often made up of a combination of immediate causes, which are obvious, and underlying causes which are less obvious.

For instance, consider an accident in which a worker cuts himself on a piece of machinery. An immediate cause might be that the equipment was missing fixed guards. But only eliminating this problem will not tackle the root or underlying cause. To find out the answer to this, you must ask, why?

Why was the equipment missing fixed guards in the first place? Root factors create the conditions that might result in an accident or incident. They are the underlying causes that allow unsafe actions and conditions to happen.

To prevent the causes of accidents, you must find out what the underlying or cause is and deal with that. Otherwise, the accident is likely to occur again.

What are the moral responsibilities of management to prevent an accident?

There are clear moral arguments for health and safety. The majority of accidents that occur are caused by human error, unsafe acts, and decisions. These are factors which fall under the direct influence, if not control, of management.

Moreover, the way that a workplace or team is managed will determine how safe it is for the employees. So, it is the moral duty of management to take the steps necessary to prevent accidents and ill health from occurring. To be safe and healthy is the most fundamental right we all share.

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