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Health and Safety Level 3


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.

  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Managers and Line Managers
  • Instructors
  • Self employed

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.

  • The concepts of health and safety
  • Workplace accidents and ill health
  • Work equipment
  • Legislation
  • Manual handling
  • Supervising health and safety

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

  • ProTrainings Health and Safety Awareness level 1 & 2 student manual V7.0
  • Risk Assessment Exercise
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice, Regulations and guidance from the HSE
  • Conveyor belt workstation design - HSE leaflet for guidance
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Example risk assessment for an office-based business from the HSE
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE COSHH Work Place Exposure Limits Leaflet
  • HSE COSHH risk assessment guide
  • HSE DSE/VDU safety leaflet
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • HSE guide to safety signs in the workplace
  • HSE guide to working at height
  • HSE newsletter on the use of ladders
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manging Health and Safety Five steps to success HSE Leaflet
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Working at Height - HSE guide link
  • Workplace Accident Book