CIEH Foundation Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (Distance Learning)

This 3-hour distance learning course provides essential information, which is required by everyone, covering the fundamental aspects of health and safety at work.


Employers are required to protect the health and safety of people while at work and others who may be affected by the undertakings.  Thousands of accidents and cases of ill health happen in workplaces every year, some are reported to the enforcing authorities, however, many go unreported. A fundamental aspect of health and safety is to take measures aimed at preventing accidents and protecting people. Employers and employees need to work together in order to achieve good health and safety standards.  We believe a team approach is the most effective way to manage this essential function. Employers must inform, instruct and train their staff on all aspects relating to safe working practices in order to achieve acceptable standards.

Programme Structure

Distance learning course consisting of a power-point presentation, which provides essential information that is required by everyone covering the fundamental aspects of health and safety at work. This method of learning enables the individual to work at their own pace within a reasonable timeframe. The duration is 3-hours to include the end of course multiple-choice examination taking approximately 30 minutes (60 minutes maximum).

Course Outline

The AIM of this course is to enable the learner to comply with Health & Safety legislation both as an employee and or employer to manage risk.

The following Health and Safety subjects are delivered during the course of study:

  • Accidents & accident prevention
  • Legislation
  • Occupational Health, Safety & Welfare
  • The workplace & equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal protection
  • Fire safety
  • Manual handling
  • Hazardous substances/Cross infection control
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • First aid


Assessment is by means of a 20-question multiple-choice ‘test’, the test is a paper-based examination format, this must be virtually invigilated by DenMed at a mutually agreed time and date & marked by our quality assurance team.


Those who achieve the required standard will receive the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Foundation Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

General Dental Council Verifiable Continuing Professional Development

Course Approved by the FGDP (UK) and complies with GDC Verifiable ECPD requirements incorporating Development Outcomes: B, C & D over a duration of 3 hours.

Delegate Pre-requisites

No specific prior qualifications, learning or experience is required. However, the nature of both the learning and assessment required for the certificate is such that delegates will benefit from working in a dental environment.

Delegate Specification

This course will benefit anyone working in a dental environment.


For individuals with a greater responsibility for managing health & safety and prefer a Distance Learning method then DenMed Ltd Principles of Risk Assessment is the route of progression.

Course Fee

The course fee is £35.00 per person and is inclusive of all course content and materials including; power-point presentation, examination question and answer paper, DenMed examination CIEH approved invigilator, DenMed certificate compliant with GDC ECPD requirements and certification from CIEH.

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