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TQUK Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)


This regulated qualification provides progression from the Level 2 Award and is intended principally for those who work in a supervisory or managerial role. Individuals gaining this qualification will gain a wide range of knowledge of health and safety law, the hazards present in a workplace and how to implement effective and necessary controls. Learners will also be equipped with the skills necessary for the effective supervision of staff. It also focuses on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business, which is an invaluable resource for those taking the qualification.

This qualification is applicable to any private or public sector working environment. Individuals working towards this qualification will learn that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that these include obligations to employees, contractors, suppliers and members of the public. They will also be able to take responsibility for ensuring the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards, implementing controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. By employing an individual with this qualification, businesses can demonstrate their legal requirement to engage a 'competent person' by having staff trained to this level.

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 relevant to industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, independent auditors and 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.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
QAN: 601/2781/8
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
TQT: 30
  • Managers
  • Supervisors 
  • Instructors
  • Site managers

This course comes with 30.0 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 the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

1.1 Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
1.2 Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
1.3 Describe the sources and nature of information that demonstrate compliance and best practice with health and safety requirements
1.4 Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
1.5 Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’
1.6 Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work

2. Understand the benefits of using a safety management system

2.1 Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
2.2 Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system
2.3 Outline the benefits of using a safety management system

3. Understand the principles of risk assessment

3.1 Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
3.2 Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
3.3 State where specific risk assessments may be required
3.4 State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment

4. Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards 

4.1 Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors
4.2 Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
4.3 Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control

5. Understand how to manage the effects of accidents and incidents

5.1 Describe the actions that need to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace
5.2 Describe how simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate and root causes