Accident Prevention in Offices – for Managers

general health and safety

Accident Prevention in Offices Training Course – For Managers

This online course provides managers with the tools they need to minimise the risk of accidents in offices. Managers and supervisors play a key role in determining how safe an office is. After all, the office environment and the individuals in it are under their direct control.

Managers must use a preventative approach when it comes to accidents. They must know what a health and safety management system is. And they must ensure risk assessments are carried out properly and put in place appropriate controls to reduce risk to acceptable levels.

A manager’s attitude also determines how your staff views health and safety, whether vital information such as near misses are reported, and whether or not appropriate action is taken after an incident occurs.

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Why this Accident Prevention at Work for Managers Online Course is Vital

Human error or unsafe facts and decisions are a major cause in around 90% of workplace accidents. If your action plan is to be effective, you’ve got to get staff to use the measures implemented for their protection. It’s no good having a safe workplace without safe people.

Accidents in the workplace can result in the loss of property, sick leave for staff, and costly claims, as well as pain and suffering to the individuals, affected. It also is the legal duty of employers to ensure their managers have a clear understanding of accident prevention at work and how to uphold clear guidelines for health and safety.

Employers also have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of any affected by their operations, including those working in office environments.

Objectives of the Accident Prevention for Managers Training Course

The main objective of this accident prevention in offices for managers’ e-learning course is to make delegates aware of accident prevention strategies in offices.

Those who complete this programme will have a greater understanding of the role of human error in accidents, how their own attitudes and behaviour affect employee behaviour, and how to send the right message about health and safety to employees.


The accident prevention in offices e-learning course requires:

  • No prior subject knowledge
  • No certification requirement

Who this Accident Prevention Course is for?

This online training course is intended for anyone working in the office and has a responsibility to protect their staff, clients, or anyone affected by work activities, including managers, supervisors, duty holders, or employees.

Learning Outcomes of this Online Course

Upon completion of this course, delegates will better understand:

  • How human error plays a role in injuries and ill health at work
  • Methods to develop and support safer behaviour in the workplace
  • The reasons behind management failures and accident causation
  • How to minimise deliberate risk-taking and unintentional mistakes

Benefits of the Course

Employer Benefits

  • Minimise the chances of accidents at work
  • Ensures managers have a clearer understanding of their role in accident prevention
  • Compliant with office safety guidelines to reduce any incident

Employee Benefits

  • A greater understanding of safe working practices
  • Understand the role of human error and attitude in accidents
  • Course certification upon successful completion

Why Choose Human Focus for Accident Prevention at Work for Managers?

Choosing Human Focus for the accident prevention – safety manager course offers the following advantages:

  • Self-paced learning
  • Accessible anytime and anywhere
  • RoSPA assured
  • Interactive and appealing content
  • Highly engaging
  • Short quizzes at the end of each section to facilitate retention

Course Format

Format: 100% online course that trainees can take on any of their mobile, desktop, or tablet devices from any of Android or IOS operating systems.

Course Duration: Approximately 17+ minutes in length

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

Why manage health and safety?

It’s now officially recognised that managing health and safety is an essential part of professional management. It’s an integral part of every manager’s duties. This makes sense as managers have direct contact with front line workers. They play a vital role in ensuring that the systems that you have in place to manage health and safety are being implemented.

When accidents, incidents, and ill health occur, the way in which a manager responds have a massive impact on the end result and whether or not similar incidents will happen again in the future.

What are the implications of not preventing accidents at work?

The negligence from the responsibilities of preventing workers from accidents at work can result in high legal costs, claims, and hefty fines. For organisations, this can result in consequences such as damage to the reputation, a loss of an employee, and low rates of employee retention.

Managers and upper managers directly responsible for breaches in health and safety face fines, disqualification, and imprisonment.

Who should the safety manager report to?

This will depend on the organisation. But, in general, safety managers or supervisors should report to the highest officer of the business or the owners. In larger organisations, they would report to the director in charge of health and safety for their division.

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