Free Online Courses, Classes and Tutorials

The health, safety and welfare of employees in any business or organisation is of paramount importance.


The Alison Learning Path in Workplace Health and Safety will help you gain a thorough understanding of key aspects such as risk analysis, hazard identification and control, safety education and training, and best practice policies for the implementation of effective safety programs. The Alison Learning Path in Workplace Health and Safety is a sequence of courses that will increase your knowledge and understanding of health and safety practices in the workplace.


You will learn key skills in the areas of behaviour-based safety, how to keep the workplace drug-free, how to implement correct ergonomics in the workplace, and how to ensure back safety during manual handling.


Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Fundamentals of Health and Safety in the Workplace

    This free online course is about health and safety in the workplace and is suitable for all people in training and employment. It is intended to raise your awareness of the dangers of your work so that you will not get injured. It is also designed to help you understand your duties to your fellow workers, as well as your employer's duties towards you.

    The course will help identify risks and hazards in the workplace and describe the steps involved in a risk assessment. You will learn about the different types of fires and which type of fire extinguisher should be used to extinguish them. You will also review health and safety issues involving electricity and computers, the working environment and chemicals and other hazards.

    This free online course will be of great interest to all workers wishing to learn more about the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Behaviour-Based Safety

    This free online course provides an introduction to behaviour-based safety. It is designed primarily for supervisors and team leaders, but may be useful to anyone requiring an overview of the concepts involved.

    It may be of particular use to Health and Safety Auditors, Representatives and Officers or Managers.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Back Safety

    This free online course Back Safety training provides learners with useful information on how to take the relevant precautions against back injury at their place of work. This programme combines exercises within each module with a quiz at the end of each module.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  4. Workstation Ergonomics

    It is important for those who spend long periods of time working with computers to know about workstation ergonomics, also known as DSE. This free online course demonstrates the recommended way to use computer equipment in a safe and healthy way. Given the widespread use of computers at work and beyond, this course is increasingly vital in today's world.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  5. Drug-Free Workplace

    The free online course Drug-free Workplace training provides the learner with useful information on how to recognize the signs of drug misuse at their place of work and how to takes steps to prevent its increase. This programme allows the learner to complete the modules at their own pace, with exercises within each module and a quiz at the each module end.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points


Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Workplace Health and Safety Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.


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