Health and Safety Law


This short 30 minute course follows the RSPH Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace and covers negligence and compensation and shows you the penalties for breaching health & safety laws in your workplace.

Course objectives

By the end of this module you will be able to identify:

  • The differences between civil and criminal law and the effect of the European Courts on UK safety legislation
  • The duties placed on employers, employees and others by the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Who enforces Health and Safety and how
  • The consequences of contravening current safety legislation

Course content:

  • Criminal V Civil law and consequences
  • Negligence
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulations and European Directives
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Law enforcement


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