What will I learn?

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding
of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

The course covers:

Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees

Health and safety laws, including:

  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Training and competence in the workplace
  • Communicating health and safety information

    Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy

    Identifying and controlling risks from common
    workplace hazards:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety
  • Working from height
  • Electricity
  • Hazardous substances
  • Workplace conditions
  • Ergonomics
  • Equipment
  • Noise and vibration
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Violence
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs
  • Stress
  • Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents
  • Recording incidents, accidents and ill health

    Please note that delegates need to bring a copy of Level 2 Health and Safety Made Easy (ISBN 0955229456) to the course. This is available online or from all good booksellers.

    Where will it lead me?

    It is recommended that you refresh your training every three years.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning, we suggest that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

  • Qualification:

    Level 2



    Level of Study:



    • 23/02/2023 - (AWL2HSW/PG02)
    • 15/06/2023 - (AWL2HSW/PG03)




    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:00 - 16:30