This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain an international level 2 qualification in health and safety.
The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. Achievement of this qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognise and deal with hazards in the workplace, and ensure awareness of cost- effective, practical control methods.
This qualification is applicable for any private or public sector working environment and provides employees with an awareness of their own safety, as well as the safety of customers, contractors and members of the public.
Individuals achieving this qualification can then progress onto:
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment.
• Highfield Level 2 International Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
• Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF).
• Highfield Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF).
• Highfield Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) (RQF).
Learners will sit a 45-minutes multiple-choice examination containing 20 questions and must achieve at least 12 (60%) questions correctly to be awarded a Pass. Learners achieving 16 (80%) or more correct answers will be awarded a Distinction.
What Will You Learn?
- 1. Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- 2. Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
- 3. Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
- 4. Know the procedures for responding to accidents, near-miss and ill health in the workplace
1. Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
1.1 Identify employer’s and employee’s duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work00:00
1.2 Outline the benefits of good health and safety standards00:00
1.3 Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace00:00
1.4 Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated00:00
2. Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
2.1 Define the terms hazard, risk, accident and near miss00:00
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment00:00
2.3 Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work00:00
3. Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
3.1 Describe the common hazards and effects of accidents, near miss and ill health at workplace00:00
3.2 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy00:00
3.3 List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards00:00
4. Know the procedures for responding to accidents, near-miss and ill health in the workplace
4.1 Identify the procedures that should be in place for dealing with accidents at workplace00:00
4.2 Outline why it is best practise to record all incidents, accidents and ill health00:00