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Information on training courses provided by Healthy Working Lives

​Healthy Working Lives provides a range of free* training courses to employers in Scotland to support them in improving the occupational health, safety and well-being of their staff. A healthier workforce really does make for a healthier business.

We have different delivery styles of training available to suit all business needs and we work closely with our partners and customers to review and develop our training.

Our customer feedback also shows that our customers love our training products and would recommend them to other customers, (source: NET Promoter score of 75% of our customers being Promoters in 2018-2019).

*a cancellation fee may apply for late cancellation or nonattendance.

  1. Online learning - learn anytime and anywhere
  2. Face to face training
  3. Train your own staff - approved trainer

​1. Online learning - learn anytime and anywhere

We offer an extensive range of online courses via our virtual online learning environment known as the “VLE”. This is done in conjunction with Health Scotland. Each course takes approximately 90 mins to complete.

Our range of online courses can be started at any time – day or night. Learners can print a completion certificate if they gain a high enough score at the end of the course assessment.

In this way learners are tested on the knowledge gained and you can keep a record of the training they have completed.

These courses can be used by anyone and are free to access at any time of the day.

Our current range of online learning courses are

  • Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace – Increase your knowledge of the impact of alcohol and drugs on the workforce and employer and employee responsibilities
  • Mentally Healthy Workplaces - This training has been developed to increase your awareness of mental health in the workplace
  • Health Risks at Work - This module covers some of the health risks that you could find in your workplace and how to manage them. It deals with risks to breathing, skin, touch, hearing, muscle bones and joints and well-being
  • Driving Risks at Work - The Driving Risks at Work eLearning course is based on a toolkit developed by The Scottish Occupational Road Safety Alliance (SCORSA). It provides you with a range of information and guidance on driving at work
  • Managing Safety and Health the Basics - This module provides you with basic health and safety knowledge and information to assist you in ensuring you meet current health and safety laws
  • Support Staff Attendance - This module provides support in managing absence from work (sometimes referred to as absence management)
  • Violence and Aggression in the Workplace – This eLearning course is designed to provide you with information and advice on the topic and has been co-written with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust
  • Sensible Risk Assessment - This module explains the basic concepts around the risk assessment process and gives you access to materials and further resources to help you complete a risk assessment
  • Improving Workplace Health – Introduction – In this module you will learn about the main concepts related to workplace health and the relationships between work and health
  • Improving Workplace Health – Legislation – this module focuses on the main provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other legislation. It also looks at the main elements of a typical safety management system and risks associated in the work environment
  • Improving Workplace Health – Common Hazards - this module focuses on hazard/risks associated with chemicals, electricity, manual handling, the use of display screen equipment and fire
  • Improving Workplace Health – Workplace health and well-being – this module covers the main concepts in relation to health promotion and how they could be applied into practice in the workplace. It also looks at the main health topics that should be considered for optimised workplace health and well-being
  • Improving Workplace Health – Planning and Reviewing - the main concepts and steps that you can follow for planning and reviewing workplace interventions
  • Improving Workplace Health – Occupational Health – this module will help you identify issues that would benefit from occupational health interventions in the workplace along with an understanding of what good occupational health does and offers for workplaces.

You need to register on the site before starting a course.

Go to the online learning area to create an account and start learning

Blended learning

We currently offer 2 manager/supervisor courses that uses a blended approach

  • Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Managers
  • Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace Training for Managers

Both of these courses consist of an element of online learning and face-to-face Training. The blended approach has been developed to allow us to ensure the most effective use of resources and time.  The online element must be completed first before booking onto the face-to-face course.