Certified Introductory Courses


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

This course is designed to heighten personnel’s awareness of the hazards and risks involved in the use of hazardous substances in the workplace. The course covers the regulations applicable to hazardous substances, hazards and risks, and personnel’s rights and responsibilities.

This course is of a general nature and is suitable for any field of activity. It is not suitable for personnel actively using hazardous substances.

The basic course lasts for 2 hours and includes a short test.


Company Health and Safety Awareness

This course provides an understanding of the Health & Safety at Work Act and covers the duties and responsibilities of personnel under the act. It introduces personnel to Risk Assessments and their role under the legislation. It also covers some of the other regulations that apply to people at work.

This course is of a general nature and is suitable for any field of activity. However, it can be made more specific in order to be applicable to groups from the same industries.

This course lasts for 2 hours and includes a short test


Food Hygiene Awareness

This course gives an introduction to the principles of Food Safety and provides an understanding of personnel’s duties and responsibilities when handling food. The course covers basic hygiene principles to ensure safe production of food, food poisoning, equipment for food production, pests and legislation.

It is suitable to provide temporary staff with an understanding of Food Safety or as an introduction for personnel whose business is not in direct contact with food but who might supply services to the food industry.

This course lasts for 2 hours and includes a short test


Introduction to Personal Safety

Conflict at work takes many forms.It may be that two workers simply don’t get on; or that an individual has a grievance against their manager. Conflict may take the form of rivalry between teams; or it may be apparent by the lack of trust and cooperation between large groups of employees and management.

How do you manage this conflict so that it has a positive rather than a negative impact on your workplace?

An Introduction to the concepts of safety awareness and handling potential conflict situations, this course looks at situations and actions where personal safety is at risk, whether at home or at work. It aims to enable people to adopt a preventative attitude in their approach to difficult situations.

This is a 3 hour course involving discussion and activities.


Level 1 Infection Control

Controlling the spread of infection is vital in a wide variety of workplaces, including hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries, and anywhere else people live and work together. Training for the HABC Infection Control qualification will raise the employees’ awareness of minimising the risk of infection.

It is essential that employees are aware of the hazards and controls associated with the spread of infection at work. This is not only important in terms of ensuring they are protected, but also to reduce the risk to others around them.

One of the higher risk environments is healthcare. Every year a significant number of people are made ill or die as a direct result of the spread of infections. Healthcare providers have both a legal and moral obligation to make certain that they are not contributing to these statistics by ensuring their staff are effectively trained – ideally holding a relevant qualification.

The course includes a 40 question multiple choice test.