Pitman Training

Health and Safety Essentials

Course Outline

Amongst the many health and safety training courses, this is the one which tells you all you need to know in just six hours.

In five modules, our Health & Safety Essentials course begins with an introduction to basic health and safety concepts and how to be aware of hazards to improve safety. It goes on to cover working safely at your computer and continues with the basics of fire safety, fire prevention and what to do in an emergency. Next you’ll move on to learn correct handling techniques at work before taking a final, interactive module giving you the basics of first aid.

This is a flexible learning programme – unlike many other health and safety training courses – so you’ll have the freedom to self-study whenever it suits you. That’s because we use an interactive e-learning system which makes this an extremely simple and useful health and safety course.

Pitman Training also offers other courses for people with an interest in HR, including Get into HR and a Business IT with HR diploma.


To learn health and safety essentials, fire safety, manual handling and workstation safety.

This course is for anyone who needs to learn basic Health and Safety rules to help keep their workplace compliant and a safe environment.

You will cover four topic areas in this course: -

Health and Safety Essentials – an introduction to basic health and safety concepts, be aware of hazards to improve safety.

Workstation Safety Plus – Learn how to work safely at your computer.

Fire Safety Plus – Learn the basics of fire safety, fire prevention and what to do in an emergency.

Manual Handling Plus – Learn correct handling techniques at work.

This course takes around 5 to 6 hours to work through.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Health and Safety Essentials course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Health and Safety Essentials course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Health and Safety Essentials course click here.




The best way to make sure your training programme suits you, your skills, your ambitions and your busy schedule, is to get in touch with us for a free, friendly expert career consultation.