Workplace Health and Safety Learning Path

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 online workplace health and safety course will first cover the essential topic of risk assessment. Here, you will be shown how to identify workplace hazards and risk factors that have the potential to cause harm. You will then learn how to analyze and evaluate the risks associated with each type of hazard. Next, you will study the different types of fires and fire extinguishers such as water and foam, carbon dioxide, and wet chemical fire extinguishers to name a few.

    Next, you will learn about workplace health and safety issues involving the environment. The work environment refers to the surrounding conditions in which an employee operates. This may be composed of physical conditions such as office temperature, or equipment such as personal computers, You will also cover the electricity and other work-related factors such as manufacturing processes or procedures. You will also study health and safety issues involving chemicals and other important hazards.

    Raising your awareness of the dangers that may be present in your workplace will keep you away from harm and injury. This course will be of real values to all workers wishing to learn more about the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace, especially for those who are working in the training and employment department. So, check out the course and learn how to keep yourself and your colleagues out of harm's way.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Behaviour-Based Safety

    This Behaviour-Based Safety 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.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Back Safety

    This 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.

    1.5-3 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 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.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  5. Drug-Free Workplace

    The 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.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  6. Health & Safety - Managing Noise at Work

    This course begins by teaching you how to manage noise in the workplace. You will learn that hazardous noise can destroy the ability to hear clearly and can also make it more difficult to hear sounds necessary for working safely. With this course, you will learn that business owners must ensure that the noise a worker is exposed to must not exceed the exposure standard for noise. You will look also into the noise hazard identification and noise assessment process.

    You will then look into the ways to control the risks involved with noise at work, the process of reviewing control measures, and the roles of the different people in managing noise. This course will teach you that the most important step in the risk management process involves eliminating or minimising the risks. You will learn that the most effective control measure is to eliminate the source of the noise completely.

    Noise management helps prevent hearing impairment in the workplace. Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding of what is involved in managing noise in the workplace, the process of noise hazard identification, the ways in which to control risks involved with noise at work, and a whole lot more. Sign up for this course and learn more about the different ways of controlling the risks associated with noise.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  7. Nursing Studies - Health and Safety, Movement and Exercise

    Ensuring adequate health and safety is vital in the healthcare setting to prevent the spread of pathogens and to protect both the nursing professional and their patients.

    This nursing course provides the learner with an overview of important health and safety guidelines that aid in the prevention and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and blood-borne pathogens.

    Other key elements of the course focus on good body mechanics that demonstrate the importance of correct posture and body alignment for lifting heavy objects or when moving patients or materials from one location to another.

    Ambulating the patient is one of the tasks the nursing professional performs regularly to assist the recovery process and ensure patient comfort, sleep, and relaxation when bed bound. The type and range of positions are outlined, together with procedures to apply when positioning and turning adult patients with specific spinal or surgical conditions.

    Range-of-motion exercises introduce the learner to the challenges presented by immobility, the impact on the patient’s overall body system, and the resulting psychosocial effects.

    The purpose, type, and time of exercises are discussed with guidelines for planning the appropriate range-of-motion exercises, the possible contraindications and the importance of documenting a patient’s progress.

    This nursing course will be of great interest to all healthcare professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any healthcare setting.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  8. Hospitality Management - Health and Safety in Food Service

    Learn about implementing best practices in health and safety in food service operations by studying the course Hospitality Management – Health and Safety in Food Service. 

    The course first introduces the different factors affecting kitchen layout and design. You will learn about the features that have to be considered when designing the kitchen, such as the number of staff, type of restaurant and kitchen hazards. You will also learn about the ease of workflow, and the different types of kitchen equipment and how this affects the kitchen design and layout. Next, you will learn about food safety and the food handling process, such as the observance of good hygiene codes and habits.

    You will also learn about the different types of food contamination and the measures taken to control them, such as safe food storage, safe cooking procedures and correct food temperature control and measurement. Finally, you will be introduced to the types of accidents and injuries that occur in the food service industry such as trip, falls, cuts and burns. You will learn how to be aware of hazards, and implement safe kitchen working procedures to help minimize injuries. You will also learn about fire safety and how to recognize and use fire equipment found in most restaurants, such as the different types of fire extinguisher.

    This course will be of great interest to all food service staff and managers who would like to learn more about implementing best practices and procedures in relation to kitchen health and safety, and to all learners who are interested in hospitality and the food service industry as a career.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  9. Managing Safety and Health in Schools (International)

    This course begins by introducing you to safety hazard and accident prevention in schools. Safety and health is relevant to all school principals or managers and any new members of staff. You will learn about safety and health legislation as well as the duties and responsibilities of everyone concerned. You will also look into the safety statement which is very important in safeguarding the health and safety of those at work.

    You will then delve into the different types of hazards which include biological, chemical, ergonomic, physical, psychological, and safety. Learning how to identify hazards at your workplace can help you control or eliminate them thus preventing accidents, injuries, and property damage. With this course, you will also learn how to measure and assess risk, plan for emergencies, and report an accident. You will also be introduced to the role of the safety committee.

    This course will help you become a better member of the management committee by teaching you important health and safety protocols applicable in the workplace or school. Upon the completion of this course, you will learn how to identify risks and hazards in school just like second nature. You will also learn how to correctly create an accident report and handle an emergency or accident. Check out this free online course and increase your management proficiency today!

    1.5-3 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.