A free course consisting of 6 lessons in workplace safety and health. The following lessons are presented: 1. Hazards in the workplace, 2. Measuring Risk, 3. Controlling Risk, 4. Safety Statement, 5. Reporting Accidents and Incidents, and 6. Responsibility. The course is developed towards young people (post primary education) to introduce them into the health risks of work.
After the course, they are able to define safety hazards in the workplace, make a basic risk assessment and estimate risks, know the principles of prevention and identify control measures, know the content of a safety statement, identify key elements in reporting of accidents and the responsibilities of all people involved in the workplace.
The course is presented in English only. It is necessary to register before the course can be approached. Apart from the course described here, the website offers other free courses also: see below: Related Material.
Each lesson consists of simple texts, illustrations and questions, and an assessment. The questions and assessment are interactive and feedback is given on the answers. One may continue without answering the questions. In that case, however, no feedback is provided. The lessons can be followed effectively on-line only. That is, the text presented can also be printed, but the questions, assessment and feedback cannot.
The material is primary meant for students. The level of the material is that of awareness and does not ask for any specific pre-knowledge in health care and / or occupational health. Teachers can monitor the progress of students using a free manager service (also available on the website). Some specific terms used are explained in a glossary.
On start of each lesson, an advertisement (ad) appears on the screen for a considerable period (10-15 seconds). The user may choose for the (paid) option to not let these ads appear.
Training level(s) of the material:
Key terms on the content:
Hazard, risk assessment, safety, control, accidents, incidents
Time demand to complete:
< 3 h (each lesson can be completed within approximately one half hour)
Coverage of the content of the material:
Basic introduction in the field of workplace safety
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Mining and quarrying
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Transportation & storage
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Activities of household as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of housholds for own use
Valuation of previous knowledge:
Yes, towards illustrating videos.
Size of download (Mb):
<p>Online Internet connection is required. Spoken text, so loudspeaker of headphones required.</p>
Health and Safety Authority, James Joyce Street, Dublin
Owner / intellectual property:
Health and Safety Authority, Dublin, Ireland
Date added to the website:
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Collection (part of):
This is part of the free courses provided by ALISON