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​Health & Safety eLearning - Essential Skillz


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

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).



Staff are required​ to complete the following courses**:

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) 

All staff working from home should complete the Home Working module​​

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

Accessing the packages

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

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).  


Accessing the packages from a M​ac

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


Line Managers

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

To switch between these profiles: 

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

​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​​​ 


Other packages available

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


Electrical Safety

Equality and Diversity

Hazardous Substances (COSHH)

Home Working

Manual Handling

Risk Assessment

Stress Awareness

​​​​​​​Page reviewed:  08/12/2021​​​