Health and Safety at Work (RQF Level 2 / SCQF Level 5)

We at SafeCert Awards provide the accreditation service through our awarding body to provide our accredited trainers and accredited centres a range of Health and Safety Award as follows:

Qualification Details

The Health and Safety in the Workplace Award provides a good workplace induction into health and safety at work or as a good refresher for employees.

The award has one unit with four learning outcomes as follows:

  1. Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
    • Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
    • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
    • Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
    • Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
  2. Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
    • Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
    • Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
    • Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
  3. Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
    • Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
    • Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
    • Describe the principles of the risk control hierarchy
    • List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
  4. Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
    • State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
    • Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
    • List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
    • Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health

The qualification is assessed on health and safety at work knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.