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Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Course Overview

The aim of the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic Health and Safety practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods. The qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.

Who is the course for?

The 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 qualification is intended for candidates already in workplaces and those who are preparing to start or return to work. It is also very useful for young persons to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience and into employment.

Course Benefits

Persons gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, its contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace. The qualification is firmly based on the Entry Level 2 National Occupational Standards developed by ENTO HSK1 and HSS1.

Course Content

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Legal Requirements for Health and Safety and Enforcement
  • Responsibilities for Health and Safety
  • Accidents
  • Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Hazards
  • The Workplace
  • Welfare Provision
  • Safety Signs
  • First Aid Equipment and Facilities
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Assessment

This is a single unit qualification, assessed by a 1 hour, 30 question multi-choice examination. Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 20/30.

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