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Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace Level 2

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone in a work environment.

Why is this training important?

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless, employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific
training for individual tasks.

Learning Outcomes

·  Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
·  Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
·  Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
·  Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
·  Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
·  Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
·  Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
·  Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety.

Duration – 6 hours or as a self learning package

Accreditation -Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Ltd

Assessment – Multiple choice examination

Prerequisite – None

Suggested progression Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

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