Workplace Safety and Health Diploma Course | 2017 | Alison

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Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health - Revised 2017

Learn how to ensure a safe and productive workplace for your employees with this free workplace health and safety course

Health and Safety
Free Course
With this free online course in workplace safety and health, you and your supervisors and managers will learn how to develop a culture of safety among employees, along with higher productivity and greater employee satisfaction. This is essential for modern businesses that need to implement workplace safety and health policies to ensure compliance with legislation, promote employee well-being, and foster a productive work environment.
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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This workplace safety course begins by introducing you to behavior-based safety and how to develop a culture of safety among employees. You will learn how to recognize the signs of drug use and how to implement workplace policies to maintain a drug-free workplace. The lessons will also cover workstation ergonomics where you will learn tips and techniques on maintaining good posture at workstations. This will ensure long-term comfort and back safety for all concerned.

As you progress with the course, you will gain a thorough understanding of key safety aspects such as risk analysis, hazard identification and control, and safety education and training. We will also make sure that you learn best practice policies for the implementation of effective safety programs. To provide a better overview of these lessons, we will also take a case study that focuses on the management of health and safety in schools.

Sometimes, people panic when emergencies at work arise. But if you have an in-depth knowledge of the important aspects of workplace safety and health, then this panic can be averted. This is why the Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health is crucial for anyone wishing to attain certification or gain a greater understanding of health and safety management. So check out the free online course and create a better environment in your workplace now.

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Module 1: The Basics of Behaviour Based Safety

Module 2: The Team and Behaviour Based Safety

Module 3: Behaviour Based Safety - First Assessment

Module 4: Introducing Workstation Ergonomics

Module 5: Designing an Ergonomic Workstation

Module 6: Physical and Environmental Ergonomic Factors

Module 7: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Module 8: Workstation Ergonomics - Second Assessment

Module 9: The Basics of Back Safety

Module 10: Back Safety - Third Assessment

Module 11: Promoting a Drug-Free Workplace

Module 12: Drug Free Workplace - Fourth Assessment

Module 13: Introduction to Safety and Health Legislation and General Duties

Module 14: Risk Assessment

Module 15: Emergency Planning, Reporting Accidents / Dangerous Occurrences

Module 16: Safety and Health Management System

Module 17: Managing Safety and Health in Schools - Fifth Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a behavior-based safety program.
  • Distinguish between the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor and an employee.
  • Identify factors that can cause incidents.
  • Explain the concept of workstation ergonomics concerning people and their work.
  • Describe how to prevent back injury problems in the workplace.
  • Recognize the signs of drug use and how to deal with someone you suspect is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Explain health and safety legislation in schools, as well as specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Describe how to prepare for an emergency, how to report accidents and create a safety statement.
  • Explain the roles of safety representatives and a safety committee within the school system.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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