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Health, safety and environmental e-learning courses now available from the British Safety Council

18 June 2012

The British Safety Council has launched a new range of instant access health, safety and environmental e-learning courses, allowing employers to quickly and easily purchase and provide online training to employees from as little as £10 per course.

Pay-as-you-go e-learning

The new e-learning courses are available on a ‘pay-as-you-go basis’, meaning they can be immediately purchased online using a credit card. Developed by British Safety Council experts and based on the latest best practice, the first batch of available e-learning courses are:
• Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety
• General Health and Safety
• Display Screen Equipment (including a self-assessment of the user’s DSE workstation)
• Fire Safety Awareness
• Manual Handling
• Health and Safety for Managers
• Environmental Awareness.

How it works
Once an employer has purchased the required courses, they simply enter the names and emails of the employees to be trained, and the system sends the individual an email with easy-to-follow log-on details taking them straight to the online training.
The courses can be completed in one go or in stages, allowing the individual to learn at their own pace. Designed to be interactive and engaging, the courses feature a short multiple-choice test to ensure the individual has understood the information provided. Once the employee has successfully completed the course and test, they are issued with a PDF ‘completion of training’ certificate which they can download and keep.
Employers are also notified when an employee completes a course so they can maintain training records, and can keep track of the e-learning provided to all staff via an easy-to-use online ‘My Learners’ function. For the DSE course, employers also receive an emailed report listing the outcome of the learner’s self-assessment of their workstation, highlighting any areas for improvement.

Flexible learning
John Phillips, director of qualifications and standards at the British Safety Council, said: “Our new Instant Access e-learning courses are a convenient, cost effective and flexible way of delivering high quality health, safety and environmental training to employees.
“E-learning allows employees to study around their working day and at a time and place that suits them, and is a great way for employers to meet their legal obligation to provide suitable health and safety training to employees.
“These new courses will be of particular benefit to small and medium-sized businesses that want to quickly deliver health, safety and environmental training with the minimum of fuss and effort.”

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