Online Physical and Mental Health at Work Training (Updated 2024)

Explore our comprehensive online training course on Physical and Mental Health at Work to discover how to create a safe and healthy workplace environment. You'll learn practical strategies to manage risks like noise, vibration, and radiation, as well as tackle mental health challenges, workplace violence, and substance abuse. Enroll now to gain essential skills for fostering a safer, happier, and more productive work environment. Trusted by professionals and trainees worldwide, including Canada, the US, UAE, Australia, South Africa, and the UK.


$20 *Payable for digital course completion certificate

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Join our online training to learn how to protect your physical and mental health at work. We'll cover crucial topics like noise, vibration, radiation, mental health challenges, workplace violence, and substance abuse in straightforward language. This course provides foundational awareness of workplace risks and practical methods to mitigate, prevent, and control them..
The goal is to equip individuals with safety knowledge to plan, manage, and execute workplace activities securely.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a course completion certificate.

About the training program

Discover practical strategies to minimize exposure to harmful factors like noise, vibrations, and radiation, ensuring a safer workplace. Learn to recognize signs of mental health issues and acquire tools to manage stress, anxiety, and depression effectively.

Additionally, we'll address ways to prevent workplace violence and promote a culture of respect and safety. Gain insights into identifying and handling substance abuse issues in the workplace, supporting yourself and others in need.

Upon completing the training and assessment, you'll receive a certificate, demonstrating your knowledge to employers and enhancing safety and proficiency in any work setting.

Through interactive modules, real-life scenarios, and expert guidance, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to foster a healthier workplace. Enroll now and take the first step toward creating a workplace where physical and mental well-being thrive.

Why should I join this course?

You should join this course because it equips you with essential knowledge and skills to create a safer, healthier, and more supportive workplace environment. Here are several compelling reasons to enroll:

  • Enhanced Safety Awareness: Recognize and mitigate workplace hazards effectively.
  • Improved Well-being: Learn strategies for promoting mental health and well-being.
  • Professional Development: Boost your career prospects with valuable skills.
  • Greater Productivity: Create a healthier work environment for improved productivity.
  • Personal Growth: Develop resilience and confidence in navigating workplace challenges.
  • Social Responsibility: Contribute to a culture of safety and well-being.
  • Flexibility and Convenience: Study at your own pace with online learning.

Online Physical and mental health at work

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Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, participant should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular, they should be able to:

  • Noise at work
  • Vibration hazards
  • Radiation hazards and protection
  • Mental ill-health
  • Violence at work
  • Substance abuse misuse at work

Course syllabus:

Noise at work
  • The physical and psychological effects of exposure to noise
  • The meaning of commonly used terms: sound pressure, intensity, frequency, the decibel scale, dB(A) and dB(C)
  • When exposure should be assessed; comparison of measurements to exposure limits established by recognised standards
  • Basic noise control measures, including: isolation, absorption, insulation, damping and silencing; the purpose, use and limitations of personal hearing protection (types, selection, use, maintenance and attenuation factors)
  • Role of health surveillance
Vibration hazards
  • The effects on the body of exposure to hand–arm vibration and whole-body vibration
  • When exposure should be assessed; comparison of measurements to exposure limits established by recognised standards
  • Basic vibration control measures, including: alternative methods of working (mechanisation where possible); low-vibration emission tools; selection of suitable equipment; maintenance programmes; limiting the time workers are exposed to vibration (use of rotas, planning work to avoid long periods of exposure); suitable PPE
  • Role of health surveillance
Radiation hazards and protection
  • The types of, and differences between, non-ionising and ionising radiation (including radon) and their health effects
  • Typical occupational sources of non-ionising and ionising radiation
  • The basic ways of controlling exposures to non-ionising and ionising radiation
  • Basic radiation protection strategies, including the role of the competent person in the workplace
  • The role of monitoring and health surveillance
Mental ill-health
  • The frequency and extent of mental ill-health at work
  • Common symptoms of workers with mental ill-health: depression, anxiety/panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • The causes of, and controls for, work-related mental ill-health (see the HSE’s Management Standards): demands, control, support, relationships, role, change
  • Home–work interface: commuting, childcare issues, relocation, care of frail (vulnerable) relatives
  • Recognition that most people with mental ill-health can continue to work effectively
Violence at work
  • Types of violence at work including: physical, psychological, verbal, bullying
  • Jobs and activities which increase the risk of violence, including: police, fire, medical, social workers, those in customer services, lone workers, those working with people under the influence of drugs and alcohol, those who handle money or valuables
  • Control measures to reduce risks from violence at work
Substance abuse at work
  • Risks to health and safety from substance abuse at work (alcohol, legal/illegal drugs and solvents)
  • Control measures to reduce risks from substance abuse at work