Qualification number: 600/4261/8
Duration: 1 day
Credit value: 1
Who is this for? This qualification is aimed at all employees, or those looking to enter/re-enter the workforce. Health and safety training is a requirement in workplaces and this qualification enables learners to identify and understand the most common workplace hazards.
Pre-Requisites: This qualification is available to those over 16 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent.
Who needs this qualification?
• Anyone in a work environment.
Why is this qualification important?
• Employees have a moral and legal obligation to keep themselves and others healthy and safe
• Employers have a moral and legal obligation to keep their people healthy and safe.
• The main duties of employers and employees
• Consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation
• Requirements for training and competence
• The ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
• Definitions of ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
• The main hazards found in a range of workplaces
• How hazards can cause harm
• The common causes of workplace accidents and ill-health
• The process for carrying out a risk assessment
• How risk assessments can be used to reduce accidents and ill-health
• The risk control hierarchy
• Risk controls for common workplace hazards
• Arrangements for emergencies and first aid
• The importance of recording all incidents, accidents and ill-health
• Actions to be taken following an incident.
This qualification is assessed by multiple choice questions.
There is a single multiple choice question paper. Learners must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass
Progression route: Learners may progress onto the following qualifications:
- QNUK Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)
- QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Workplace Risk Assessment (RQF)
- QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Fire Safety for Fire Marshals (RQF)
More: for more information about this qualification, download the qualification specification