Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 2 Award

Course Duration -1 Day
Venue – Cardiff
Cost – £

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The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety is a qualification aimed at all employees. The qualification is intended for candidates already in workplaces and those who are preparing for work.

It is also very useful for young persons to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience and getting into employment.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, it’s contractors, visitors and suppliers. It’s syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

COURSE CONTENTS

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria

The Learner Will:

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

The Learner Can:

  • Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work.
  • Outline the consequences for non compliance with health and safety legislation.
  • Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace.
  • Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated.
  • Define the terms ‘hazards’ and ‘risks’
  • Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment.
  • Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work.
  • Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces.
  • Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people.
  • Describe the principle of risk control hierarchy
  • List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards.
  • State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
  • Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an acident in the workplace.
  • List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
  • List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards.

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