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10 Courses to Improve Safety Skills

We've gathered 10 courses to improve safety skills for your team members to avoid injuries and accidents in the workplace. These safety skills courses are intended to help your employees acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure safety. Keep scrolling to learn more.

Courses to Improve Safety Skills
Last published: 25th August 2023
EdApp Safety Skills Course - The Basics of First Aid

1. The Basics of First Aid

EdApp's Basics of First Aid safety skills course is tailored to first responders whose primary role is to administer first aid to an injured person until an ambulance arrives. It includes all of the necessary knowledge and skills for first responders or anybody else performing emergency treatment properly. This short course can be used to deal with a variety of emergency cases, including bleeding and shock, choking, heart attacks, electrical shock, exposure to bloodborne pathogen, and more. It’s most commonly used as an introduction for a  beginner lesson, but it may also be used as a refresher to ensure that your personnels' first aid knowledge is up to date. It consists of six bite-sized lectures that are supplemented with interactive activities and quizzes to make them easier to follow and remember. This course is accessible in EdApp's course collection for free, making it easy to distribute for your staff. 

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - Fire Safety

2. Fire Safety

Fire Safety is a course available in EdApp that introduces the basics of fire safety to your employees. This 4-part occupational safety skills course determines the components of the Fire Triangle and points out the different elements causing a fire. Then, it further explores the protocols for fire safety applicable in offices and construction sites. It also educates learners on how to use different kinds of fire extinguishers. By developing a basic knowledge of fire safety, your employees will develop a sense of awareness in identifying fire hazards and preventing them.  

Available in EdApp’s free editable course library, this course can be customized with other information specific to your organization and workplace, such as floor plans and evacuation routes.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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eSafety Safety Skills Course - Hazard Communication

3. Hazard Communication

The eSafety Hazard Communication course delves into how hazard communication works, the regulatory mechanisms that govern it, and how it aligns with the GHS. What's excellent about this toxicology course is that it was recently updated to reflect the 2012 OSHA regulatory amendments and training requirements, which can be found in OSHA standard 1910.1200. You'll learn about specific topics including flammable gases, explosion threats, material reactivity, corrosive substances, toxicological information, protective equipment, fire-fighting procedures, and first-aid measures in this comprehensive course. Overall, the classes are designed to improve your understanding of chemical risks, classification systems, and fundamental protection procedures in order to ensure chemical safety handling.

Length: 50 minutes

Certification: Available

Cost: Paid plans

Created by eSafety

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High Speed Training Safety Skills Course - Office Safety

4. Office Safety

High Speed Training offers an online course called Office Health and Safety Training, designed to reduce health and safety risks in low-risk workplaces like offices. It includes modules that can help your employees understand office safety and regulations, recognize workplace risks, determine their responsibilities in the event of an incident, and understand proper electrical equipment handling. It also contains a lesson on preventing work-related stress and pain for your employees. Learners must obtain at least 80% on the evaluation test in order to receive a certificate.

Length: 2 hours

Certification: Available

Cost: £20 EUR (Inclusive of VAT)

Created by High Speed Training

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - Chemical Storing and Handling

5. Chemical Storing and Handling

When dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals come into touch with the body, they can be lethal. The Chemical Storing and Handling course on EdApp provides a thorough overview of the essential precautions to take when handling chemicals. Hazards associated injuries may be reduced and workers would know what to do in an emergency if they were practiced properly. This interactive biosafety course has three modules that you can complete at your own speed, and certification is provided immediately upon completion.

EdApp's approach to microlearning with bite-sized lessons will undoubtedly provide your staff with a convenient refresher. Your employees will have an easier time learning with a mobile-first approach. Learners can also take and complete the course at any time and from any location.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - New Hire Safety Orientation 

6. New Hire Safety Orientation 

Available for free in EdApp’s editable course library, New Hire Safety Orientations is a course by Risk Management Inc. that aims to seamlessly integrate office safety training into onboarding programs for new employees. This 15-part safety skills program provides your employees with a strong foundation for workplace safety. It also features an action plan for emergency situations and dives into different forms of safety training for certain situations (such as using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), electrical safety, and many more).

In EdApp, courses are delivered through a microlearning approach that breaks down overwhelming information into bite-sized lessons. Since microlessons are focused specifically on key information, they are proven to improve knowledge retention and increase the course completion rate among learners. This course also adds gamification features that make learning more engaging.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - Safety in the Workplace

7. Safety in the Workplace

Safety in the Workplace is a safety program course developed by EdApp to assist employees in ensuring workplace safety compliance, particularly in high-risk industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and health. This safety skills course begins with an overview and introduction to the needed safety protocols, then instructs learners on how to recognize and avoid various dangers and risks. It also includes tips on how to avoid slips, trips, and falls, which are most likely to occur on the job. It also focuses on fall prevention by emphasizing safe lifting techniques and the usage of personal protective equipment. 

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - Food Safety Standards

8. Food Safety Standards

Unsafe food practices can affect your health and that of others, and your business too. This training helps employees in the food industry learn about the different guidelines for handling food based on the FDA (US), FSA (UK), and FSANZ (AU) food codes, so you’re sure that they’re up to standard. The Food Safety Standards course will help you identify food safety procedures, such as determining the correct temperature in handling food. It also discusses your employees’ role in making sure that they are not just practicing these techniques, but that they are also of sound health when performing their job.

Like most EdApp courses, this safety skills training is fully customizable, which can be helpful for incorporating branding and more specific concepts tailored to your business.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available 

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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Universal Class Safety Skills Course - Personal Protective Equipment

9. Personal Protective Equipment

Available in Universal Class, the Personal Protective Equipment course focuses on the various workplace hazards and the different types of general and job-specific PPEs. With the varying work environments and job descriptions, lessons from this course outline the different types of PPE, their uses according to body parts they protect, and the materials used to make them. By developing this knowledge among the workers, they’ll be able to maximize the protection that their respective PPEs can provide.

After successful course completion, learners are required to have a minimum of 70% final grade to earn a certificate. The course is designed for self-paced learning but is only accessible within 6 months upon purchase.

Length: 5 hours

Certification: Available

Cost: $50 USD (no certification), $75 USD (with certification)

Created by Universal Class

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EdApp Safety Skills Course - Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

10. Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

GHS, which stands for the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals”, is a pictogram system that defines and classifies chemical hazards and communicates safety measures through label elements and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This material safety data system was developed by experts from the United Nations to standardize hazard classifications and chemical handling processes all over the world. EdApp’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) course delves into a quick background of GHS, hazard classification, hazard communication, and proper GHS application and implementation. As your workers go through the lessons, they’ll also be able to learn about the proper steps in classifying hazards and understand the differences between chemical substances, mixtures, and alloys. 

Feel free to import this hazard communication training course from EdApp’s course library. Even without design experience, you can easily edit its content, incorporate games, add interactive elements, or rebrand the entire course in line with your company’s guidelines.

Length: 5-10 minutes per lesson

Certification: Available

Cost: Free

Created by EdApp

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Upskill your employees with courses to improve safety skills

Every worker experiences varying degrees of safety hazards especially those in the manual labor industry. It is the responsibility of the employer to protect the employees from unsafe working conditions. One way to address that is to train the employees in the different safety skills to prevent injuries, accidents, and health hazards. These skills will come in handy in the workplace and will empower the employees to work safely and efficiently.

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