The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop their knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace. It provides learners with formal recognition of their knowledge and understanding and as the qualification is generic, it is applicable to a range of work settings. As the qualification is knowledge-based, there is no requirement for the learner to be in work. By completing the single mandatory unit, all learners will cover the essentials of health and safety in the workplace, including roles and responsibilities, the contribution of risk assessments, identifying and controlling the risks from common workplace hazards and the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents.
Who should attend?
There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English language.
All assessment criteria in this qualification are assessed by portfolio, internally set and marked and externally quality assured by the awarding organisation.
Learning Outcomes Unit 1
The learner will:
- Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
- Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
- Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace