Achievement of this accredited qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognise and deal with hazards in the workplace. The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks along with the relevant legislation and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.
This qualification is applicable for any private or public sector working environment and provides employees with an awareness of their own safety, as well as the safety of customers, contractors and members of the public.
The achievement of the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognise and deal with hazards in the workplace.
This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion into the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by the Health and Safety Executive, auditors and other enforcement officers.
Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.
This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.
This course comes with 6.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
1 Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
1.1 Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
1.2 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
1.3 Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
1.4 Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
2 Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
2.1 Define the terms 'hazard' and 'risk'
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
2.3 Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
3 Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
3.1 Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
3.2 Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
3.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
3.4 List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
4 Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
4.1 State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
4.2 Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
4.3 List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
4.4 Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health