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10 Safety Induction Training Courses

Safety induction is a key aspect of many company training programs. With it, you can introduce your new team members to the basic health and safety practices at work. These courses were created to help new hires perform their duties effectively, safely, and in accordance with company policies.

10 Safety Induction Training Courses
Last published: 7th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Safety Induction Training Course - Safety in the Workplace

1. Safety in the Workplace

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Safety in the Workplace course is designed to guide your new hires regarding safety issues that can happen every day in the office. Here, new team members will learn how to control simple occupational accidents like slips, trips, and falls before they can even happen. This course will also touch on safety culture and how cleanliness and tidiness can help teams avoid and reduce office hazards. Lastly, the course will also cover safe lifting practices and the use of PPEs, especially for high-risk industries.

One of the biggest perks of this course is that it can be fully edited and personalized to tailor fit your company’s needs. Also, you don’t have to worry about setting up notifications. Just select an individual or a group of learners to send a notification in one easy click and watch course completions climb.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Slips, trips & falls, PPE usage, safe lifting, cleanliness at the workplace

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Safety Induction Training Course - New Hire Safety Orientation

2. New Hire Safety Orientation

Available for free in SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s editable course library, New Hire Safety Orientation is a course developed by Risk Management Inc. that aims to seamlessly integrate office safety training into safety induction programs for new employees. This 15-part course provides your employees with a strong foundation for site safety and risk preparedness. It also provides an action plan for emergencies and dives into different forms of employee safety training for certain situations (such as using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), electrical safety, and many more).

SC Training (formerly EdApp) courses follow a microlearning design model that breaks down overwhelming information into bite-sized lessons. Since microlessons are focused specifically on key information, they are proven to improve knowledge retention and increase the course completion rate among learners. This course also adds gamification features that make learning more engaging and improves knowledge retention. 

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Overview of safety, emergency action plan, hazard communication, and ways to practice for different situations

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Alison Safety Induction Training Course - Shipboard Safety - General Safety and Safe Working Practice

3. Shipboard Safety

Alison’s Shipboard Safety course is the perfect induction training to familiarize new ship workers and crew members with the dangers present in a ship. It covers general safety practices before, during, and after a voyage that will help keep the safety of the passengers, the cargo, and themselves. Here, they’ll learn about the common unsafe practices and hazardous areas in a ship, such as tanks and confined spaces, and how to work safely in those premises. As ships are likely to encounter inclement weather, learners will also be provided with tips on how to safely navigate in those conditions, significantly guarding them from electrical hazards. This safety program takes 3-4 hours to complete and includes a certificate of completion.

Cost: Free

Scope: Hazardous areas in ships, ship safety, working in bad weather, electrical hazards

Created by Alison

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FutureLearn Safety Induction Training Course - Workplace Essentials: Health and Safety

4. Workplace Essentials: Health and Safety

This safety induction training course was designed by FutureLearn to prepare new and returning employees about general health, hygiene, and safety in the workplace. It equips learners with information to prevent the spread of COVID-19, minimize injuries on the job, and the risk of fires and accidents. This course will also educate learners about both employee and employer responsibilities. As some hazards are inevitable even with safety practices, this course will also teach learners what to do in case of any incidents at work. 

Cost: Free

Scope: Health & safety best practices, fire safety, COVID-19 awareness, emergency response

Created by FutureLearn

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Coursera Safety Induction Training Course - Safety in the Utility Industry

5. Safety in the Utility Industry

Coursera’s Safety in the Utility Industry course is what you might be looking for if your organization is in the electric utility industry. This safety induction training gears up energy sector employees with basic utility industry safety knowledge, such as recognizing electrical and non-electrical hazards and their causes. Once learners are familiarized with those hazards, they’ll then be taught about the proper response and first aid procedures. To protect workers from any accidents, this course also educates them about proper PPE usage in compliance with laws and regulations. This self-paced course takes around 11 hours to complete and learners can earn a certificate upon completion.

Cost: Free

Scope: Electrical & non-electrical hazards, first aid treatment, PPE usage

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EssentialSkillz Safety Induction Training Course - Health & Safety Induction Online Training

6. Health & Safety Induction Online Training

This safety induction training course by EssentialSkillz acquaints new employees with common hazards at work, such as manual handling, stress, hazardous substances and falls from height. It also prepares them how to report and respond to accidents in the workplace or employee sickness. Lessons in this course include case studies, story-based scenarios, and active learning opportunities. One of its unique features is that it has a text-to-speech integration to aid visually impaired learners to access their training with ease.

Cost: Available upon request

Scope: Workplace hazards, incident reporting, emergency response

Created by EssentialSkillz

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High Speed Training Safety Induction Training Course - Office Health & Safety Training

7. Office Health & Safety Training

Office Health and Safety Training is an online training course offered by High Speed Training. This course is intended to mitigate health and safety hazards found in low-risk workplaces such as offices. It consists of modules that can help your employees understand office safety and regulations, recognize risks in the workplace, determine their responsibilities for any incident, and know the proper handling of electrical equipment. It also includes a lesson that helps your employees prevent work-related stress and discomfort. To earn a certificate, learners are expected to have a score of at least 80% score on the assessment.

Cost: £20 (Inclusive of VAT)

Scope: Introduction to office health and safety, identifying office safety risks, and ways to prevent workplace stress

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OSHAcademy Safety Induction Training Course - Introduction to Ergonomics

8. Introduction to Ergonomics

Available in OSHAcademy, Introduction to Ergonomics is a course that new employees across all industries can take to reduce risks of ergonomic injuries from performing work in awkward postures. As even in workplaces such as offices, there’s still a risk of ergonomic injuries and illnesses. This course introduces learners to what ergonomics is and helps them identify risk factors according to the type of worker, task, and workplace environment then guides them on hazard control strategies to eliminate or reduce risks. The course modules and practice quizzes are available for free. However, certification is only available for purchase and can only be earned by achieving a passing score in the (open-book) final exam.

Cost: Free (without certification), $15.99 USD - $27.99 USD (with certification)

Scope: Defining ergonomics, determining the risk factors in the worker, task, and environment, and controlling risk factors

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Safety Services Direct Safety Induction Training Course - Health and Safety Induction Training Course

9. Health and Safety Induction Training Course

Safety Services Direct’s Health and Safety Induction training course is perfect for new employees who aren’t aware yet of your company’s policies. It provides examples of workplace accidents, their causes, and preventive measures. Here, they’ll highlight the importance of being aware of the possible risks in your surroundings to mitigate accidents and health risks. Learners will also be educated about employee responsibilities under current Health & Safety laws. This course takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and learners will earn a training certificate after.

Cost: Starts at £7.50

Scope: Health & safety procedures, accidents in the workplace, employee responsibilities

Created by Safety Services Direct

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Safety Induction Training Course - Hazard Communication

10 . Hazard Communication

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Hazard Communication course focuses on educating your workforce about the different hazards surrounding a chemical. Here, they will learn more about the physical, health, and environmental hazards associated with these harmful substances, when and how toxicity in a substance occur, and the steps your team can take to eliminate or at least reduce these risks. As they progress through these lessons, they will also gain a thorough understanding of the components of GHS-compliant chemical labels and safety data sheets. This way, they can easily identify the hazards of the chemical products they will be working with as well as the best practices to avoid accidental exposure or any related incidents.

This lab safety training course only contains 11 short but highly concentrated slides that your team can complete in just 5-10 minutes. If you have remote employees all over the world, you can also use SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s AI translation tool to translate it into different languages, like Spanish, Japanese, or Arabic.


  • Different types of chemical hazards
  • How and when they occur
  • Steps to eliminate or reduce them
  • Elements of GHS-compliant chemical labels and safety data sheets

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Foster a culture of workplace safety with safety induction training

Safety induction training is a training program that organizations should deploy to new employees to orient them about the health and safety protocols at work. Arming them with this vital knowledge gives you peace of mind knowing that they can carry out work safely and efficiently from the get-go. This also ensures that your organization is compliant with the health and safety legal requirements set by your local government. New employees will also be assured of their safety and well-being at work, which can lead to increased productivity and employee retention.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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