Basics of Safety - HS10

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Basic
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Stewart Clarke
  • Mr. Christopher Dougherty


Related courses
Basics of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (OH & IH) - HS14
Basics of HSE Management - HS18
Basics of Environmental Management - HS13
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
Recognition and control of safety-related risks is fundamental to all management and professional roles in our industry. This course provides participants with the basic principles of hazard identification, and the correct use of safety control and management. A key benefit of this class is the ability for participants to identify the common hazards arising in our industry and to know how to control them. A variety of exercises, videos and case studies are used to understand and practices the hazards control.

This course has been designed for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries around the PetroSkills competency maps for Safety Management at the Awareness competency level. It may be taken either independently or in conjunction with our other Basic level courses 'Basics of Environmental Management (HS13)' and/or 'Basics of HSE Management (HS18).
Designed For
All workers who need awareness of safety hazards and their control including: operations, engineers, supervisors, safety representatives and non-safety HSE professionals.
It is a core course for anyone who can influence safety within the organization, and provides an ideal introduction to safety for anyone new to the industry or with no prior safety knowledge.
You will learn
  • About hazards associated with premises, plant and equipment
  • A basic understanding of the human factors which contribute to safe workplaces
  • How to control an A-Z of hazards arising in working environments, from asbestos to zinc fumes
Course Content
  • Safety techniques for hazard and effect management
  • Process safety and hazards control
  • Safety culture
  • Chemical agents and substances
  • Biological agents
  • Work environment
  • Fire safety
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Tool safety
  • Machine guarding
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Lifting operations and lifting equipment
  • Electrical safety
  • Noise and vibration
  • Radiation and radioactive sources
  • Construction and demolition
  • Scaffold and ladder safety
  • Excavation
  • Confined space entry
  • Asbestos / ACM