The Ultimate Guide to Health and Safety Training: Key Principles and Best Practices 

Health and safety training is essential for any workplace. It helps to ensure that employees are aware of the hazards they may face, and that they know how to protect themselves and others.

Aspects of health and safety which need to be covered in training: 

  • Hazard identification and control 
  • Emergency procedures 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • Fire safety 
  • Ergonomics 
  • Manual handling 
  • Workplace violence 


Key principles which should be followed when developing and delivering health and safety training: 

  • Relevance: The training should be relevant to the specific hazards that employees face in their workplace. 
  • Accuracy: The training should be accurate and current. 
  • Effectiveness: The training should be effective in changing employee behaviour and reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. 
  • Engagement: The training should be engaging and interesting to employees. 
  • Continuity: The training should be ongoing, and employees should be regularly reminded of the key health and safety messages. 


There are several best practices that can be followed to ensure that health and safety training is effective. These include: 

  • Involve employees in the planning and development of the training. This will help to ensure that the training is relevant and engaging. 
  • Use a variety of training methods, such as lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. This will help to keep employees’ attention and make the training more effective. 
  • Provide opportunities for employees to ask questions and practice what they have learned. This will help to ensure that they understand the key messages and can apply them in the workplace. 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the training. This will help to identify any areas that need improvement. 


iProtectU EHS software is a comprehensive platform that can help organisations to manage their health and safety training programs. The software includes several features that can help to improve the effectiveness of training, such as: 

  • A centralised repository for training materials: This makes it easy for employees to find the training they need. 
  • A tracking system for employee training records: This helps to ensure that employees are completing the required training. 
  • Reporting tools: These tools can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program. 


If you are looking for a way to improve your organisation’s health and safety training program, iProtectU EHS software is a great option. 

The iProtectU health and safety software provides: 

  • An inspection and Audit App which allows for safety inspection of the workplace and associated report 
  • eLearning on a wide range of EHS topics 
  • Scheduling functionality for managers to send eLearning, risk assessments and documents out to all staff via the software with tracks completion and compliance 
  • Risk assessment templates covering training needs 
  • Management system to document control the policy on training 
  • Method Statement module for the creation of work activity working instructions 
  • Legal register that provides legislation guidance on health and safety training 
  • Incident investigation module that tracks incidents both with an app and via desktop 
  • Hazard observation app where staff can report and record any concerns regarding gaps in training to the organisation 
  • Asset management App ensuring assets are recorded in the software 



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