This course is delivered over 2 days with 1-day pre-course work that is completed using the workbook and course book provided. This qualification is aimed at those working or wishing to work as a supervisor in health and safety in the workplace. It gives the learner a wide range of skills and knowledge to equip them to confidently undertake health and safety requirements such as risk assessments and to deal competently with consequences arising from incidents that may occur.
The course covers a wide range of health and safety subjects to cover all workplace settings. This qualification is aimed at learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level. Topics covered include legislation, the benefits of using a safety management system, the principles of risk assessments, hazards and risk control methods. This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.
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.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criterion
Understand the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
1. Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
2. Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
3. Describe the sources and nature of information that demonstrate compliance and best practice with health and safety requirements
4. Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
5. Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’
6. Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work
Understand the benefits of using a safety management system
1. Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
2. Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system
3. Outline the benefits of using a safety management system
Understand the principles of risk assessment
1. Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
2. Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
3. State where specific risk assessments may be required
4. State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment
Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards
1. Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors
2. Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
3. Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control
Understand how to manage the effects of accidents and incidents
1. Describe the actions that need to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace
2. Describe how simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate and root causes