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​​Health & Safety eLearning - Essential Skillz


Essential Skillz provides an extensive suite of health and safety elearning packages 

Accessing the packages - Apps Anywhere

Access to Essential Skillz is through Apps Anywhere  ​(Start menu - Apps Anywhere or apps.napier.ac.uk)


Accessing the packages - M​ac users

Mac users should access Essential Skillz through Apps Anywhere using the Virtual Desktop Service​ ​

Essential Skillz dashboard

When you first go into Essential Skillz the screen will open at your To Do list. Click the Home tab at the top to get to the main screen (see below).


​Mandatory courses - staff**

Health & Safety Induction (to be completed only once)​

Workstation (once a year)

Fire Safety (every two years)

(**Automatic email reminders will be issued to staff) 

Homeworking - All staff working from home/hybrid working​ should complete the Home Working module​​

[self-enrol at: apps.napier.ac.uk and Essential Skillz - Library - Home Working]​

You can go in and out of the packages as often as you need to complete them as they do not need to be completed in one sitting**

​**To ensure the system saves your progress, you should not leave the course open but inactive for an extended period of time without properly logging out first (ensure you click on "exit/x" and do not just close the window/tab).  


Line Managers

Line Managers have two profiles on Essential Skillz - their own training profile and an admin profile.

To switch between these profiles: 

​Resolving concerns for staff you line manage

When staff you line manage complete the annual Workstation eLearning assessment, you as their line manager are required to address any concerns they may raise in the risk assessment and sign these off on Essential Skillz. You will receive automatically generated emails from Essential Skillz notifying you of this. resolving concerns guide​​​​ . ​Where required a full Occupational Health workstation assessment can be requested by the line manag​er through Human Resources, including specialist ergonomic equipment. 


Line managers can also run training reports from the system for their areas of responsibility (Line Managers Guide​)​​

Optional modules available

The following modules are also available in the Library option which you can self-enrol on.


Electrical Safety

​Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

Home Working

Manual Handling

Risk Assessment

Stress Awareness

How to self-enrol on a module

Go to start menu - Apps Anywhere - Essential Skillz

Go to Library menu at top of page - list of all available modules

Find the module you want to complete and click enrol button

Go to your To Do menu at top of page and module will now appear in the list there