Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the workplace

Qualification Overview and Objective

This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain a nationally recognized qualification in health and safety. Achievement of this regulated qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognize 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.

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.
The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners to progress into further/higher level training.

Course Contents

  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
  • Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

Course Assessment:

This qualification is assessed by an examination with total duration of 1 hour. Learners will achieve a Pass at 65% overall.

Accreditation

  • Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)

Course Duration

01 Day