Short Health & Safety Courses

Top 10 Short Courses

29th June 2023

Looking to get specialised training for your team or get a new starter up to speed? Phoenix Health & Safety offer a range of short courses which provide specialised training in key areas such as Data Protection, Manual Handling and Fire Safety - perfect if you’re looking to upskill your team in a specific area or create a package of short courses for new starters. In this post, we’ll break down the 10 most popular short courses and the skills they can offer your team.

Phoenix Short Courses

Our short courses cover a wide range of topics from Asbestos Awareness to Working at Height. Most of them are available online for as little as £24.95 +VAT, and all are available in-house, meaning they can be delivered on your premises by one of our expert trainers. Phoenix can also help your organisation create course packages designed for new starters, or refresher packages for existing workers. We’ll work with you to create a package based on your organisation’s safety needs, covering all the areas you need to stay in line with legislation and best safety practices.

Our Top 10 Short Courses

GDPR Training

Phoenix’s GDPR training provides an awareness of the Data Protection Act 2018. It’s designed for those who have to handle personal data in their role, whether it be emails, names, or appointment information. The online course can be completed in approximately 40 minutes and, upon completing it, students will know how to handle personal data safely, as well as what to do in the event of a data breach.

Working at Height

Any work performed at height can pose significant risks, so it’s vital that workers have the necessary training to carry it out safely. Phoenix’s Working at Height training is available in-house or via E-learning and provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work at height safely, reducing the risk of falls and injury.

Asbestos Awareness

According to the HSE, asbestos is responsible for 5000 deaths per year in the UK. Employees have a legal duty to ensure their team members are not at risk from Asbestos under The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Our Asbestos Awareness training teaches delegates how to handle asbestos safely, minimising the risk it poses in the workplace.

Manual Handling Awareness Training

Poor manual handling technique can lead to back and spinal injuries, with 477,000 workers across the UK suffering from musculoskeletal injuries as of 2022, according to the HSE. Our Manual Handling Awareness Training can be completed online in just 40 minutes and provides workers with the knowledge they need to execute proper manual handling technique, helping to keep them happy and healthy while at work.

COSHH Awareness

Hazardous substances are used in a variety of industries and can pose a range of risks to those who handle them. With Phoenix’s COSHH Awareness training, workers will learn how to handle hazardous substances safely and control the risks they pose. The 40-minute online course includes information on legislative requirements and key safety measures such as the use of PPE (personal protective equipment).

Fire Awareness Training

Phoenix’s Fire Awareness Training course gives workers the knowledge they need to stay safe in the event of a fire, including how fires occur and how to identify different types of fire extinguishers. The course fulfils employer responsibility to provide fire safety training under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and can help reduce the risk of fires occurring in the workplace.

Fire Marshal training

Another effective way to ensure compliance in the workplace is by training a dedicated fire marshal. Marshals help organisations stay in line with fire safety legislation, identify fire hazards and take precautions to reduce fire risk. Phoenix’s Fire Marshal Training provides all this knowledge and more, training workers to be qualified fire marshals for their workplace.

Legionella Awareness

Any organisation that owns or manages a premises must be aware of legionella. The dangerous bacteria can cause serious harm if an outbreak occurs, making proper safety training a must. Our Legionella Awareness course can be completed online in just 40 minutes and provides the knowledge workers need to spot the signs of a legionella outbreak, or respond to an outbreak safely and effectively should one occur.

Risk Assessment Training

Performing regular risk assessments is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of injury in the workplace. They can also be an effective tool for assessing the effectiveness of new safety measures and policy, so providing workers with the knowledge and skills to conduct effective risk assessments can have major benefits. Phoenix’s Risk Assessment training can be delivered in-house and teaches all the skills needed to carry out an effective risk assessment.

Safe Driving Awareness

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, driving has to be treated as importantly as any other workplace hazard. Because of this, providing any workers who need to drive as part of their role can be massively beneficial, helping them to reduce the risk they and other road users face. Our Safe Driving Awareness course provides the knowledge and guidance needed by these workers and can be completed online in approximately 40 minutes.

Whether you’re looking for specific training or to build a course package for your team, Phoenix’s short courses offer the targeted training and skills you need. You can explore our full range of short courses here. If you’d like to enquire about course packages and our account management team, or have any questions, contact us today.