Workplace Health and Safety (Level 2)

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) and associated legislation requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees and those using their premises. Employees and individuals are also required to undertake training, take reasonable care of their own and others’ safety, and report any hazards or risks that they may encounter.

This level 2 accredited, nationally recognised award is extremely useful for employees of all levels, but is designed particularly for those who may be carrying out a health and safety representative role within their organisation, or who are looking to progress into a supervisory position or further training.

Qualification details and validity

The Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 2 / Scotland SCQG level 5) qualification has no formal expiry date, but ongoing refresher training is important to ensure that learners stay up to date.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes an overview of… Health and safety law | Penalties and enforcement | Employer responsibilities | Employee responsibilities | Ergonomics and human factors | Costs and benefits | Health and safety training | Communication | Hazards and risks | Risk assessment | Hierarchy of control | Accidents | Environmental factors | PPE | Electricity | Fire | Manual handling | Display screen equipment | First aid | Accident and incident reporting

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper. The qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 16 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.