The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) imposes a general duty on employers to make sure that their workplaces are safe and offer no risk to health. This act is supported by a number of specific regulations relating to workplace safety.

The law surrounding health and safety can often be seen as a complex area. This e-learning course aims to provide practical advice on the workings of legislation and how it is best followed. It covers the Health and Safety at Work Act, which is the primary legislation in Great Britain, setting out the general principles that should be adhered to.

Learners are also guided through additional health and safety regulations, supporting advice, guidance and codes of practice that help explain what needs to be done to comply with regulations and ensure everyone’s safety.

Finally, there is an opportunity to review several case studies that help demonstrate how health and safety is practically applied.