HS Direct - E-Learning
HS Direct - First for Learning

First For Learning

Accredited E-Learning courses for your business.

Our First For Learning package gives customers and their employees access to over 60 courses in total ranging from basic H&S to industry-specific training - all readily available to complete online. All training is available to employees in the office, on the go and in their own homes, so learners can study at their own pace where they feel most comfortable.

Health and safety courses

CPD accredited courses are identified with a
Find out more about CPD accreditation here.

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at height
  • First Aid
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • COSHH Awareness
  • Food Hygiene
  • Young persons in the workplace
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Fire safety
  • H&S Induction
  • Risk Assessment Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Driver safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Fire Marshall Training
  • Home Worker
  • Lone Worker
  • Office Safety Essentials
  • Permit to Work Systems
  • Stress in the Workplace
  • Working with Disability in the Workplace
  • CDM Awareness for managers and supervisors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Hand Arm Vibration Awareness
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Ladders and Stepladders
  • Legionella
  • Sharps Course
  • Work-related skin disease
  • information security
  • Probationary Periods
  • Stress
  • Preparing for disciplinary hearing
  • Managing short-term sickness absence
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Equality Act
  • GDPR 2019
  • Employees receive a dedicated dashboard and unique login details
  • You can manage personal details and training information via your Employee Hub
  • You choose the relevant courses for you and your employees - and if you’re unsure we can help. When a course is completed you will receive a certificate for your records.

Training time and costs can be greatly reduced with E-learning. Whilst the cost of paying for training may be manageable, the cost of taking staff out of the business for a day or more can make a big difference to the overall costs. E-learning can be a cost-effective alternative and with us, there are no time limits, so you have unlimited use throughout the year.

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to www.openoffice.org.
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading OpenOffice.org...'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.