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Warehouse Safety Awareness Online Course

Text/SMS this online CPD-accredited course to employees phones. No passwords required.



£25 inc VAT
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1 hour · Self-paced
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1 year
No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online warehouse safety training course provides candidates with the knowledge needed to minimise the risk of an incident while working in a warehouse or manufacturing environment.

In addition to helping keep individuals safe, the course serves as a reminder of their responsibility to others, creating safer warehouses for all.

You or you colleagues do not need passwords to access this course so you can focus on the course content. The course can be texted to your phone.


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Duration: 45 minutes

On completion of the Warehouse Safety eLearning course you will…

  1. Be aware of the various sources of hazards in a warehouse
  2. Understand precautions to follow while working in a warehouse environment
  3. Know how to manage and reduce risks to colleagues

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Warehouse Safety Course Content

Section 1 | Legislation

Working in warehouses; HSE act 1974; Employer’s duties; Employee’s duties

Section 2 | Hazards faced in the warehouse

General Safety checklist; Hazard communication; Forklifts; Portable fire extinguishers

Section 3 | Proactive Working

Introduction; Security and safe packaging; Warehouse storage; Risk management

Warehouse Safety Certification

Through out the course there are short 'Knowledge Checks'.

At the end of the course is a 20 question assessment.

To successfully complete the course candidates are required to achieve 80% in the final assessment. The assessment may be retaken as often as required.

On successful completion candidates will be automatically emailed their completion certificate.

The completion certificate contains the candidate name, course title, date and a validation code which can be authenticated via echo3education.

Why is this course important?

Warehouse operations can present a wide variety of potential hazards to workers.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that in 2016-2017, 1.6% of workers were injured in the warehousing and transportation support industries

This warehouse injury rate is over 5 times higher than the average for all other industries. This is because more hazards are present than in most other workplaces.

In warehouses, injuries are often cause by

  • slips, trips and falls
  • manual handling tasks
  • working at height
  • vehicles in and around the warehouse
  • moving or falling objects

Improper behaviour increases the chance of hazards causing injuries.

For example

  • Unsafe use of forklifts.
  • Poor stacking of products.
  • Failure to use the right personal protective equipment.
  • Not dealing with slippery floors immediately.
  • Incorrect lifting technique
  • Not responding to training

This course provides the knowledge needed to work safely in warehouses, reducing the risk to you and others.

Working in Warehouses

In the UK more than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses. A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc.

They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Sometimes warehouses are designed for the loading and unloading of goods directly from railways, airports or seaports.

They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods. A warehouse worker’s job tends to vary depending on the specifics of the warehouse and what is stocked or processed there.

Due to the unique combination of vehicular, electrical, slips, trips-and-falls, lifting, repetitive motion, chemical, respiratory and fire hazards found in warehouses, the warehousing industry’s injury rate rises over 5 times the average for all industries combined.

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Who is this course for?

Warehouse safety awareness eLearning course is ideal for any employees that work in a warehouse, managers who supervise warehouse work, and employers who have employees that work in a warehouse.


There are no prerequisites required prior to undertaking warehouse safety training.

Career path

Warehouse safety awareness training is useful for any warehouse career.

Warehouse Operative £30K

Warehouse Manager £40K

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Valid for 3 years. Emailed on completion.


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