The CIEH Introductory Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Level 1


Is Your Workplace Prepared?

Did you know that according to the HSE (Health & Safety Executive)

  • 1.3 million working people suffered from a work-related illness
  • 144 workers killed at work (2017/18)
  • 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
  • 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
  • 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
  • £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2015/16)

For employers and employees, the cost financially and to your reputation from inadequate H&S training can have devastating effects. That’s why from using protective equipment to dealing with accidents, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is indispensable to a healthy and safe working environment.

The CIEH Introductory Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety provides an awareness of key health and safety issues, and the part that workers should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm at work.

Learn the importance of health and safety and how to intervene when things don’t go according to plan.

The CIEH Introductory Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is designed for:

  • Workers of all levels that need an awareness of health and safety
  • New workers required to take health and safety induction training at the start of a new job
  • As part of a work experience programme

Upon successful completion of this qualification candidates will be equipped with a background and understanding of general health and safety practices and the control measures required to reduce risks in the workplace.

What’s more, employers can book this course for their employees and rest assured that they have fulfilled their legal responsibilities for providing quality Health & Safety training which meets OFSTED and CQC requirements.

What's Covered?

Introduction to Health and Safety

  • Introduction to health and safety
  • Definitions
  • Responding to health and safety issues
  • Workplace accidents and ill health
  • Legal responsibilities

Workplace Hazards

  • Introduction to hazards
  • Keeping safe at work
  • Hazardous substances
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Fire safety
  • Welfare

Workplace conditions

  • Introduction to workplace conditions
  • Access and exit routes
  • Work-related ill health
  • Safety signs

Workplace procedures

  • Introduction to workplace procedures
  • Reporting hazards
  • Occupational health
  • First aid
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Personal hygiene


The certification displaying the course content will demonstrate how National Occupational Standards have been met.

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