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Health and Safety Training Courses

Atlas Knowledge has been the leading provider of health and safety training in the Oil and Gas industry for over 20 years.

The UK Oil and Gas industry is renowned for its stringent controls and its track record for low incident and injury rates. This safety culture informs every aspect of the Atlas eLearning courses, and allows individuals to access the safety standards required to work in the top energy companies around the world.

The core Atlas health and safety courses address the most common work-related injuries and health effects caused by working in hazardous environments. These 12 courses are all CPD and RoSPA approved, verifying that the content and learning approach is in line with best practice and current legislation. These courses are now available to individuals through our website at the exclusive price of £30 for a 30-day access period. Upon course completion, the learner will be issued with a RoSPA- and CPD-approved certificate valid for a year.

According to the HSE, in 2016/17 the most commonly-occurring injuries at work in Great Britain were:

Working at Height

Falls from height accounted for 26% of all work-related fatalities as well as 6% of non-fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2015/16. 

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Manual Handling

20% of non-fatal injuries in 2016 were due to incorrectly handling or lifting objects. Injuries caused in this way can have long-term effects and can result in musculoskeletal disorders in later life. 

Learn more about Manual Handling with our online course here> 

Dropped Objects

Dropped objects are among the Top 10 causes of Fatality and serious Injury in the Oil and Gas Industry. 

Learn more about Dropped Objects with our online course here> 

Slips, Trips and Falls

29% of non-fatal injuries can be attributed to slips, trips and falls while at work in 2016/17

Learn more about Slips, Trips and Falls with our online course here> 

Hand Arm Vibration

Since 2007, there have been more than 7,000 new claims for Vibration White Finger and more than 3000 for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Both these conditions are forms of the industrial injury known as Hand Arm Vibration.

Learn more about Hand Arm Vibration with our online course here> 

Noise at Work

It is estimated that there are currently 20,000 workers in Great Britain who suffer work-related hearing problems.

Learn more about Noise at Work with our online course here> 

Asbestos Awareness

It is estimated that 36% of annual deaths due to work-related diseases are caused by Asbestos-related cancer. 

Learn more about Asbestos with our online course here> 

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment (LOLER) Awareness

Lifting or moving people or loads was the second most prevalent reported risk factor in 60% of workplaces in Great Britain in 2014. 

Learn more about LOLER with our online course here> 

Fire Awareness 

Workplace fires can have devastating consequences, so it is vital that everyone knows how they can be prevented. Simple housekeeping measures contribute greatly to prevention, while ensuring that everyone knows the fire escape routes and procedures greatly increases the chance of a swift and effective evacuation should a fire break out.

Learn more about Fire Awareness with our online course here> 

Confined Space Entry

Around the world, there is a confined-space entry incident causing multiple fatalities every week. Our course highlights the risks, preventive measures and best practices for workers and rescuers entering confined spaces. 

Learn more about Confined Space Entry with our online course here> 

Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness 

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a poisonous gas produced naturally from both mineral sources and decaying organic matter. It can be released from sewage sludge, liquid manure, sulfurous hot springs, and with natural gas. It is also used in, or is a by-product of, many industrial processes. Many workers are at risk of exposure to hydrogen sulfide, especially when working in confined spaces.

Humans can detect hydrogen sulphide at just 0.0047 parts per million (ppm) by its characteristic rotten egg smell. The higher the concentration, the deadlier it becomes; at concentrations of over 1,000 ppm a single breath can cause an immediate collapse and loss of breathing.

Learn more about Hydrogen Sulfide with our online course here> 

NORM/LSA Scale Awareness

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) or Low Specific Activity (LSA) scale is found in many of the materials processed in the Energy industries; primarily oil and gas, mining, and nuclear. Equipment must be cleaned of NORM scale and sludge and the radioactive waste properly disposed of.

The hazards are from inhalation and ingestion as well as external exposure to significant accumulations of NORM. Breathing protection may be necessary when NORM becomes airborne and has the increased potential to enter the body.

Learn more about NORM/LSA with our online course here>