What will I learn?
- Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
- Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
- Describe the sources and nature of information that demonstrate compliance and
best practice with health and safety requirements
- Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
- Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’
- Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work
- Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
- Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system
- Outline the benefits of using a safety management system
- Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
- Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
- State where specific risk assessments may be required
- State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment
- Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors
- Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
- Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control
- Describe the actions that need to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace
- Describe how simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate and root causes
Learners will need to complete and pass a multiple choice question paper and gain a score of at least 40 out of 60 to be considered for a Pass.
It is recommended that learners refresh this qualification every 3 years.
What grades/experience will I need?
Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.
It is recommended that learners already hold Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace.