This safety awareness and accident prevention e-learning programme provides instruction on how to lower the risk of accidents occurring in an industrial environment. It gives an overview of common hazards, safety measures, and precautions that are necessary.
Accidents and injuries can be painful and costly. They can also put employers into legal trouble, if they have not done their duty to foresee and prevent them. This online course provides employees with helpful knowledge to minimise the risk of such accidents.
The industrial sector is a dangerous place to work in. Industrial employees often operate powerful machines, work at height, on roadsides, in confined spaces, near workplace transport, and in other such situations. These type of work activities not only increase the risk of accidents, but also the consequences when they do.
There are an annual average of 85,000 work-related ill health cases recorded in manufacturing industry annually, as per the Health and Safety Executive’s 2020 report. The manufacturing sector saw 15 fatal injuries in 2019/20. This contributed to around 15% of total injuries across the UK during this time period.
Business owners must educate employees on how to prevent accidents and injuires. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) places a duty on employers to ensure employees’ health and safety, so far is practically possible. This means they need to balance the level of risk to their employees, contractors, or anyone else affected by their operations against their ability to control them.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 forces employers to perform a workplace risk assessment to identify potential workplace hazards. After identification, business owners need to take action against identified risks where necessary.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 requires employers to keep floors in good condition and free from obstacles. Thus to minimise the risk of workplace injuries and accidents.
Workers also have legal duties under this legislation. Under the HSWA and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employees must take care of themselves and others who may be affected by their actions. As per health and safety legislation, employees must:
- Inform employers of any dangerous work condition or shortcoming related to health and safety conditions
- Use all work items as per given instructions and training
The prime objectives of this training are to:
- Meet compliance with federal and state system standards and regulations
- Maintain a work environment that offers healthy and safe working conditions for everyone to work in
- Reduce the accident rates by maintaining workplace safety standards
- Provide all industrial workers, contractors, and managers with a firm understanding of occupational safety and accident prevention
This safety and prevention online course requires:
- No prior subject knowledge
- No course certification requirement
This accident prevention online course is made up of four sections:
- Introduction to the course
- What’s at stake?
- What are the odds?
This health and safety e-learning training is designed for all the employees working in an industrial environment. It is also suitable for those who want to increase their basic health and safety awareness in the workplace.
By the end of this online training course, trainees will learn the following aspects regarding accident control, identification, and prevention:
- Awareness of the practical safety measures to reduce the risk of hazards in the workplace
- Importance of wearing personal protective equipment
- Roles and responsibilities of everyone in the workplace
- Identification of different types of hazardous risks and injuries in the workplace
Accident prevention in the workplace is a legal requirement. Business owners of any industrial environment are responsible to identify, assess and control health risks. Failure to do so can lead to unlimited fines, prison sentences, and a range of other consequences for the employee affected and the business.
This online course based on an accident prevention plan can help employees to protect themselves and colleagues from fatal and non-fatal injuries and accidents. It also helps in keeping employees happy, healthy, and motivated by ensuring occupational health and safety standards.
Human Focus’s prevention of industrial accidents course has the following features:
- Course content complies with the latest health and safety legislations
- Self-paced learning
- Short and interactive mini-quizzes
- End of a course knowledge test
- End of course knowledge test
After successfully passing the multiple-choice end test with a score of 80% or higher, a printable certificate will be instantly issued to the user.
The certificate is RoSPA-approved and valid for three years.
The first step in accident prevention is identifying the hazard. It is the legal responsibility of an employer to carefully assess everything in the workplace that has the potential to cause harm. Once identified, the risk of the hazard can be assessed and control measures put in place, as is appropriate.
It is crucial to involve the front-line workers themselves in the process of identifying hazards. They are the ones who know how the work is done and will be most familiar with the working environment.
Every workplace has hazards inherent in its operations. The management of health and safety involves recognising that those hazards exist and that they are continuously changing.
Controls should be put in place to minimise the risk of a hazard as much as reasonably practicable. But such processes must be continuously reviewed and monitored to make sure they remain effective. Human Focus’ accident prevention course online is designed to minimise occupational health and safety hazards.
It refers to the plans, preparation, and actions taken to stop the accident to happen. It is the legal duty of organisations to comply with laws and safety measures for minimising workplace accidents.