Rapid e-Learning
  • Short on-line essential skills covering key HSE areas.
  • Downloadable workbook for reference.
  • Download an RRC certificate on completion of online exam.
  • 3-4 hours of study.

RRC Online Rapid e-Learning 

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RRC's Rapid e-Learning courses have been designed by our highly experienced tutors, and are delivered online by e-learning. If you are looking for training for your organisation, we can also tailor our courses and develop additional titles to suit your specific requirements.

Work at Height - 2 hours

This course serves as a basic introduction to the main hazards and risks involved in working at height. It would be ideal for anyone who requires basic knowledge of the key precautions that should be observed to ensure safety.


  • An introduction to working at height and the essential hierarchy of control.
  • The main hazards and controls associated with the following:
    • Ladders.
    • Steps and trestles.
    • Scaffolding.
    • Edge protection.
    • MEWPs.
    • Roof work.

Risk Assessment - 3 hours

This course gives an introduction to the risk assessment process and develops the skills important in ensuring a safe workplace. Aimed at all workers, it is also an ideal introduction for anyone looking to take more responsibility for health and safety at work.


  • An introduction to risk assessment and its role in health and safety at work.
  • The principles of risk assessment - the five steps.
  • Examples of common workplace hazards and appropriate controls.
  • How to ensure a risk assessment is suitable and sufficient.

Electrical Safety - 2 hours

This course is aimed at anyone who encounters electricity or electrical appliances in the workplace. It provides an introduction to the dangers associated with electricity and an overview of the control measures to be used to ensure safety.


  • Principles of electricity.
  • Common hazards and risks:
    • Shock.
    • Burns.
    • Fires.
  • Controls:
    • Selection and suitability.
    • Protective systems.
    • Inspection and maintenance.

Health and Safety Induction (for Workers) - 2 hours

This course is aimed at all workers and provides a short introduction to the basic principles of health and safety. It is ideal for new employees needing a basic induction to health and safety.


  • Basic principles of health and safety.
  • Workplace hazards and risks:
    • Slips, trips and falls.
    • Working at height.
    • Manual handling.
    • Hazardous substances.
    • Machinery and vehicles.
    • Electricity.
    • Fire.
    • Stress.
  • Workplace conditions:
    • Housekeeping.
    • Access/traffic routes/escape routes.
    • Working environment.
    • Welfare facilities.
    • Safety signs.
  • Workplace procedures:
    • Reporting incidents.
    • First-aid.
    • PPE.
    • Personal hygiene.

Health and Safety Essentials (for Supervisors) - 3 hours

This course is aimed at supervisors and managers and provides an overview of all the essential health and safety information they will need in their role. This is a particularly good course for anyone taking on a new role as a supervisor where health and safety is a concern.


  • Health, safety and welfare (hazards, controls and procedures).
  • The workplace/workplace equipment.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Manual handling.
  • Hazardous substances.
  • Ergonomics/workstation design.
  • Working at height.
  • Transport and vehicles.
  • Noise and vibration.

Transport Safety - 2 hours

This course is designed for all workers who are involved in vehicle operations at work - from cars to lorries and forklift trucks. It may also be useful for supervisors and managers working on sites where vehicles are in use.


  • Hazards in vehicle operations.
  • Controls for vehicle operations.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Segregation.
  • Management of vehicle movement.
  • Environmental issues (e.g. visibility).
  • Maintenance.
  • Driver restraints.
  • Selection and training - driver competence.

Accident Investigation - 2 hours

This course is aimed at anyone who may form part of an accident investigation team and provides an overview of the importance of reporting and investigating incidents at work. It also gives a step by step account of basic investigation procedure.


  • Different types of incident.
  • Near-miss.
  • Accident (injury and/or damage).
  • Dangerous occurrence.
  • Ill health.
  • The purpose of investigating occupational accidents.
  • The basic investigation procedure (gather, analyse, identify, plan).
  • Requirements for recording and reporting incidents.


Display Screen Equipment (DSE) - 2 hours

This course is aimed at those who use display screen equipment. It provides an overview of ergonomic principles as well as specific hazards and control measures associated with use of DSE. This is an ideal course for those who work in office management and HR, as well as those responsible for people who work using display screens.


  • The basic principles of ergonomics.
  • Relevant ill-health effects.
  • Control measures which can prevent musculoskeletal health problems (including workstation design).

Developing a Positive Safety Culture - 2 hours

This course is aimed at those with an interest in health and safety or a particular responsibility for health and safety at work. It is designed to ensure a good understanding of the principles of health and safety culture, the ways in which it can be improved and the benefits this can have.


  • The importance of health and safety culture and the need to assess its effectiveness.
  • Factors influencing health and safety culture and behaviour.
  • Improving health and safety culture learning outcomes.

Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities - 2 hours

This course is aimed at managers and supervisors who want a clear understanding of their health and safety obligations and the obligations of others within their organisation.


  • The health and safety roles and responsibilities of different members of an organisation.
  • Directors.
  • Managers and supervisors.
  • Employees.
  • Health and safety specialists; contractors; controllers of premises; joint occupiers; suppliers, manufacturers and designers; the self-employed.
  • The importance of effective consultation with employees.

Manual Handling - 2 hours

This course is suitable for all workers whose role includes manual handling activities. It outlines some of the common hazards and controls for manual handling.


  • Hazards and risks.
  • Common hazards.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Controls and reducing the risk.
  • Manual handling techniques.

Chemical Safety - 3 hours

This course is designed for workers who work with (or are exposed to) chemical substances in any form. It provides an overview of the risks and possible health effects as well as an introduction to some of the relevant control measures.


  • Types of chemical agent.
  • Classification.
  • Typical examples.
  • Occupational exposure limits.
  • Health effects.
  • Appropriate controls.

Work Equipment Safety - 3 hours

This course is designed for those who use mechanical or non-mechanical work equipment. It provides an overview of some of the hazards associated with work equipment, as well as some basic principles to ensure safety.


  • Selection, use and maintenance of work equipment.
  • Hazards and control of hand-held tools.
  • Hazards and control of mechanical equipment.
  • Protective measures.

Noise Awareness - 2 hours

This course is aimed at those who might be at risk of significant noise exposure in the workplace and provides a basic introduction to the risks and health effects of exposure to noise.


  • Health effects of exposure to noise.
  • The basic principles of noise.
  • Measuring noise.
  • Controlling exposure.
  • Health surveillance.

Radiation - 2 hours

This course is aimed at anyone who might be exposed to ionising or non-ionising radiation.


  • Types of ionising radiation and possible sources.
  • Health effects of ionising radiation.
  • Protection from ionising radiation.
  • Types of non-ionising radiation and possible sources.
  • Health effects of non-ionising radiation.
  • Protection from non-ionising radiation.

Construction Safety - 3 hours

This course is aimed at those who need an understanding of the basic health and safety principles associated with construction work, such as project managers or facilities managers. It is designed as a basic induction to all aspects of construction safety.


  • General hazards and controls.
  • Storage.
  • Machinery and vehicles.
  • Site security.
  • Electricity.
  • Demolition hazards.
  • Working at height.
  • Excavations.
  • Health hazards and controls.
  • Health surveillance.

We are developing new short courses all the time, so if you are interested in a specific topic, get in touch.  



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