Basic Principles of Health and Safety Compliance

This one day course aims to give its delegates a brief overview of the vast array of health and safety legislation all businesses are required to comply with.

We will discuss the law behind identifying the risks posed by any commercial undertaking and the steps which should be taken to manage such risks in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of both employees and others who may be affected by the actions of a business.

The course will also review the key areas of legislation which relate to owning or occupying a business premises and how such requirements can be complied with.

The course will also give a summary of how health and safety should be managed within a business in order to comply with the requirements discussed.

Who Should Attend

This is a basic awareness course so will not be suitable for anyone with previous health and safety training but would suit:

  • Business owners who do not have any prior health and safety training
  • Managers responsible for the health and safety of their employees
  • Employees who require a basic awareness of health and safety
  • Employees who assist in the completion of risk assessments
  • Self-employed individuals who are required to produce documentation for clients


  • Overview of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Risk Assessment
  • Other general health and safety legislation
  • Premises related legal requirements
  • A summary of health and safety management systems


This course should give all delegates a basic knowledge of the key health and safety requirements which business must comply with by law.

In addition delegates should be able to:

  • Understand how to identify risks within their organisation
  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment
  • Understand the methods of controlling risk
  • Be aware of the main legal requirements which relate to all businesses and business premises
  • Understand that there may be other requirements specific to their business
  • Have a basic awareness on how to manage health and safety

Course Cost:

£125.00 + VAT including a buffet lunch and refreshments

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