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Level 2 Award in Health and Safety at Work Place

This qualification is aimed at those who require a better understanding of health and safety within the workplace. The emphasis is on making the employee safe for themselves, safe for others and capable of identifying potential hazards.

The OSHAS Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace covers the principles of Health and Safety requirements whilst at work and the procedures that are required to be in place for managing risks and dealing with accidents and ill health.

Health and Safety takes as its starting point from the fact that most accidents are attributable to a lack of knowledge or carelessness and that the key to improvement is increased awareness on everybody's part.

  • Understand their role and responsibilities for workplace health, safety & welfare.
  • Identify common workplace hazards and assess the risk.
  • Implement controls to reduce the risk from identified hazards.
  • Understand how a health & safety management system can benefit the organization.
  • Understand the importance of good communication and record-keeping in supporting a health & safety management system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of health & safety at work.

This qualification is intended for anyone in a work environment and ensures that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of others that might be affected by their work; furthermore this qualification will assist those who require a better understanding of health and safety within the workplace.

upon successful completion of this course learner must be able to understand:

  • 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 Multi Choice Questions (MCQ). To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ.