Health & Safety Office Induction

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Essentials for office safety, fire and emergency, work life balance, stress, accidents, computer workstation safety (DSE) as well as home working, manual handling and bullying.
This office safety online course provides a thorough grounding for those at work in an office environment, focusing on the basic principles of; workstation safety (DSE), manual handling, fire safety, and the very real issues of; accidents, driving at work, home-working, working at height, drugs, alcohol & substance misuse etc.

Tailored training for a standard office environment with the appropriate level of safety detail, assuming there will be trained Fire Marshals present in the office, just touching on fire extinguisher use. See our Fire Martial Theory course for more detailed Fire Martial training.

This course provides employees & colleagues with an awareness of the hazards they may face day-to-day within their office based tasks and activities.

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Course Content avg. 1 hours, 12 minutes

Accidents and Incidents: Understanding accidents, incidents, near miss events and the legal reporting requirements of RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).
Asbestos Awareness for office environments: Familiarisation with key principles of the 3 types of asbestos, Chrysotile (White), Crocidolite (Blue), Amosite (Brown) and the harm it can do, why buildings have asbestos and how is it managed.
Drug, Alcohol and Substance Misuse: Understand why colleagues under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to undertake work on the employers' behalf and learn about support options.
Fire and Emergency: Understand the key principles of fire safety and how workplace fires can cause significant harm before reaching you. Learn about good housekeeping practices and other emergencies such as bomb threat and how they should be addressed in an emergency plan.
First Aid: Understand the importance of informing colleagues of who their First Aider is and that medication such as pain relief is not to be administered during first aid. This module does not replace First Aid training.
Harassment and Bullying: Understand the identification, reporting and effective management of harassment and bullying instances at work.
Information sources: Understand where to find information about the key points of the management of Health and Safety within an organisation and how it is integrated.
New and Expectant Mothers: Learn about an employers legal duty to protect pregnant women and their unborn children from any work-related risks and understand the elements to be considered within a risk assessment that might affect women who are pregnant, breast feeding or have given birth within the past six months.
Occupational Health: Understand the benefits of actively communicating occupational health issues to line managers.
Portable Electrical Equipment: Understand why portable or moveable equipment may suffer additional wear, potentially causing harm to workers, we describe the factors which might contribute to this and actions to be taken by day-to-day workers and also by management such as user checks, formal visual examinations, and formal inspections/tests.
Risk Assessment (inc. Safety Signs): Understand the basics of the The 5 Steps to Risk Assessment concept to follow the guidance of Risk Assessors.
Slips, Trips and Falls: Understand the importance of reporting potential causes of slips, trips and falls.
Visitors: Learn about the management of visitors within premises and in the cases of an emergency.
Work Equipment/Plant for office environments: Understand the different types of work equipment machine guards including; Fixed, Adjustable, Automatic and Interlocking. Learn about Emergency Stop, Trip and Two Handed control devices and the types of harm that can occur if they are removed or tampered with.
Work/Life Balance and Stress: Learn about negative stress, positive stress and pressure along with it's various sources and how they can be work or home related. Understand how to recognise the symptoms and which actions can achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Young People: Understand that young persons should be considered within risk assessments for events or activities within the workplace.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH): Understand the types of hazardous substances that may be found in the workplace, and their potential impacts upon health. Also provides an understanding about the types of hazard warning symbols and their meaning.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE): Understand computer workstation safety (DSE), appropriate positioning of workstations, how to correct or adapt work chairs to enhance an ergonomic posture, breaks and changes of activity.
Driving and Workplace Transport for office environments: Understand the potential harm of driving for work and how to take a proactive role in health and safety when driving.
Electrical Work for office environments: Understand the dangers of disabling or bypassing safety features and safeguards on electrical equipment.
Home Working: Understand what is considered home working and the safe use of common home working environments such as computer workstations.
Inspections of the Workplace: Understand the importance of regular workplace inspections to ensure that hazards are identified in order to pro-actively reduce risk.
Manual Handling for office environments: Learn about the manual handling and movement of inanimate objects in the working environment and the techniques to use such as L.I.T.E.
Working at Height for office environments: Understand what working at height within the work environment actually means with examples to demonstrate suitable types of equipment and good practice.
Lone Working and Home Visits: Understand the safe systems of work for colleagues who work by themselves or without close or direct supervision and the precautions to be taken where personal safety is a concern within the workplace.
Review 1 of 1 by, Stevena J.
"Enjoyed the online training. I had time to do it in my own time and also take in what I was reading without distraction. Thank you!"
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:18:37
  Health and Safety Office Induction
Some employers or senior management may be tempted to exclude coverage of the issues such as Work at Height and Manual Handling as they can be perceived to be 'not office related'...

However, the key is to appropriately cover these issues for the office environment. e.g. a person standing on a work chair is considered 'working at height' and a person unloading a delivery of office stationery can be Manual Handling.

It is important that employers provided the appropriate information, instruction and training to a level that is suitable and sufficient for the level of risk.

This training provides an outline of all of the areas an employer is expected to address including home workers and the basics of 'Before Use' visual inspection techniques required for anyone using equipment at work.

Our online training environment is easy to use, simple to manage and cost effective.

Account Managers are able to review trainee's progress and filter reports where necessary, see our features page for more information.