Warehouse Safety Course

Warehouse Safety Course

£20 + VAT

In our Warehouse Safety course you will learn the process of reporting and recording accidents as well as being introduced to the meaning of risk assessment and what the law requires to be able to complete one. You will also consider the laws surrounding manual and mechanical handling in a warehouse environment.

All about this course

This course will introduce you to warehouse safety and you will look at some of the laws relating to warehouse health and safety as well as taking into account the employer and employee responsibilities.

You will learn about the different hazards that workers can be exposed to in a warehouse environment.

You will acknowledge that approximately a quarter of major injuries are caused by workers slipping or tripping and that it is one of the most common causes of accidents.

The HSWA applies to all industries and workplaces in Great Britain, which includes warehouses and storage.

The HSWA is also referred to as ‘umbrella legislation’. The Act is illustrated as an umbrella with various health and safety regulations underneath it which will be explained in more detail throughout the course.

You will learn that employers have a duty not to expose non-employees to health and safety risks (section 3). The self-employed also have duties under this section to themselves and others.

You will consider the effective ways in which employers should make employees aware of their health and safety duties.

The ‘six-pack’ regulations were introduced due to EU Directives and are still currently relevant. You will look at the MHSWR (1999) and the additional five regulations in more detail.

You will consider how hazards in a warehouse can be controlled to prevent accidents, injuries and ill health.

To control the hazards in a warehouse, they must be first be identified and then assessed. You will learn about the seven categories in which the hazards can be split into.

You will also consider the common manual and mechanical handling injuries that are caused by certain work activities.

You will finish by learning some of the legislation applicable to manual and mechanical handling and some ways in which the risks can be reduced or controlled.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 4 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 to 4 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Fully CPD registered
Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
Fully printed certificate posted next day
Covers all required legislation and practices, including stress risk assessments
Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

Unit 1 – Introduction – In the first unit, you will be introduced to warehouses and will look at some common activities within these environments. You will look at the common risks and injuries associated with working in a warehouse environment. You will look at some of the laws relating to warehouse health and safety with a focus on employer and employee responsibilities. You will consider some of the enforcement action that can be taken if employers do not follow the law. Finally, you will look at some case studies of warehouse accidents and health and safety management.
Unit 2 – Hazards associated with working in a warehouse – In this unit, you look at a variety of general hazards associated with working in a warehouse. You will explore the different categories of hazard, and will look at some examples that you could come across in a warehouse-based environment. You will consider how the hazards in a warehouse can be controlled to prevent accidents, injuries and ill health. Finally, you will look at personal protective equipment and will learn about why it shouldn’t be the first choice in risk control.
Unit 3 – Identifying, assessing and controlling risks – In this unit, you will consider the meaning of risk assessment and will look at what the law requires. You will consider what constitutes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment. You will consider why risk assessments are important. You will learn about who is responsible for risk assessments and who is competent to complete them, as well as exploring the five steps of risk assessment.
Unit 4 – Reporting and recording– In this unit, you will explore the process of reporting and recording accidents in the workplace. You will look at what usually happens if there is an accident in the workplace and if someone is injured. You will consider the need for first aid, the legal duties and the provisions that should be considered. You will look at why accidents and near misses should be reported, recorded and investigated. You will explore the requirements for reporting certain injuries externally. Finally, you will look at reporting and recording accidents and near misses internally.
Unit 5 – Slips, trips and falls – In this unit, you will be introduced to the definitions of slips, trips and falls. You will look at some statistics that will highlight the seriousness of these hazards and will consider some of the injuries that can result from accidents. You will explore the causes of slips, trips and falls and will consider ways of preventing the risks. You will explore ways of preventing falls, and will look at the hierarchy of control for working at height. Finally, you will look at some examples of work at height equipment and will consider how to reduce the risk of falls when using this equipment.
Unit 6 – Electrical Safety – In this unit, you will be introduced to some of the electrical equipment that can be found in a warehouse-based environment. You will learn about what electricity is and will look at some electrical hazards that can be found in a warehouse. You will consider some of the risks and injuries that can result from these hazards. You will look at an overview of the laws relating to electrical equipment. You will explore the need for maintenance, and will consider how the risks associated with electricity can be reduced and controlled. You will look at protective devices and other safety measures.
Unit 7 – Manual and mechanical handling – In this final unit, you will be introduced to manual and mechanical handling and will look at what these activities involve. You will look at some of the common causes of injuries associated with materials handling. You will look at some of the legislation applicable to manual and mechanical handling as well as looking at some ways in which the risks can be reduced or controlled and will explore some safety considerations.