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Health and Safety Training

Environmental Health and Training in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Do you have a business in Aberdeenshire?
  • Do health and safety requirements confuse you?
  • Do you want to increase your knowledge of health and safety?
  • Do you want a safe workforce?

Whether you are an employer, employee, self-employed or just interested, Aberdeenshire Council is offering you an opportunity to gain further knowledge of health and safety and obtain an Elementary Health & Safety Certificate accredited by The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS).

  • "Unsafe working environment and dangerous procedures resulted in the death of an employee and a fine of £100,000 plus £7,171 costs"
  • "Poor Health and Safety cost one organisation 37% of its profits and put another small firm out of business"
  • "Five workers were hospitalised after a cleaning chemical spillage. Sand was used to absorb the spillage, but there was insufficient sand and the strong-smelling vapour given off resulted in the workers being taken to hospital with respiratory problems. The court fined the company £35,000 with £12,500 costs"
  • Duty holders found guilty of health and safety offences by Local authorities received fines totalling £2 856 523 an average fine per conviction of £8102 (2009/2010).

Course Details

Courses will be held throughout Aberdeenshire, wherever there is sufficient demand.

There will be a short, multiple-choice question paper at the end of the course.

Successful completion will result in being awarded a nationally-recognised certificate in Elementary Health & Safety.

The cost of £90.50 includes:

  • 6 hours of tuition (one day or 2 x ½ days)
  • Handouts and course handbook
  • Examination fee
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments during the course

Course Content

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Accidents and ill health
  • Risk assessments
  • First aid at work
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Work equipment and machinery
  • Electricity
  • Fire prevention
  • Health hazards
  • Hazardous substances
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Manual Handling
  • Noise


For further information about this training please contact:

Lorna Ross
Food and Safety Support Officer
Aberdeenshire Council
Planning and Environmental Services
Gordon House
Blackhall Road
AB51 3WA
Tel: 01467 539044