Safety awareness and training has generally focused on the shop floor industrial worker and largely ignores the office worker. An office is not the most hazardous environment to work, but it is a place of work where accidents can happen. Since one third of the work force is in offices, even low rates of work-related injuries and illnesses have an impact on employee safety and health.  Office staff should be aware of the hazards involved within their office environment so that they can take the necessary measures to avoid accidents and thus maintain their own quality of life and heightened productivity that will promote their company.

Occupational Health

  • Ergonomics
  • Safety with computers
  • Computer workstations
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
  • Manual Handling
  • Stress
  • Smoking

Common Hazards in the Office

  • Chemicals
  • Safe use of Electricity
  • Portable Appliance Testing
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Shelving
  • Evaluating Risks
  • Risk Assessments


  • Fire Causes
  • Fire Propagation
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Plans
  • Fire Wardens
  • Evacuation plans and routes
  • Course evaluation and review

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