Dropped Objects Awareness

Dropped Objects

Course description

This course is designed to help you better understand the common causes and consequences of dropped objects.

You will learn about the hazards of dropped objects and how to avoid them. You will learn what your employer must do to control risk, and you will be given advice on how to prevent dropped objects.

    Course duration

    30 minutes

    Learning objectives


    Assessment questions





    Health and Safety Executive

Learning objectives

  • Describe dropped objects
  • Identify where dropped objects are most likely to happen
  • What are the risks of dropped objects?
  • Explain what can be done to reduce or stop the impact of falling objects?
  • Describe your employer's obligations to manage dropped objects
  • Recognise your duties in regards to managing dropped objects
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This course is written in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.

The HSE is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.