Health and Safety Course

By: Aphis Training and Services  20/11/2014
Keywords: Risk Assessments, health and safety training, Health and Safety Consultants

The Health and Safety courses have been developed to ensure that employees are equipped with a knowledge of health and safety in their workplace, including the duties under UK health and safety legislation. The level 1 is aimed at all staff, whereas, the level 2 is designed for supervisors. LEVEL 1 - The HABC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety has been developed to ensure that employees are equipped with a basic knowledge of health and safety in their workplace, including the duties under UK health and safety legislation. In order to partake in the qualification, no previous knowledge of Health and Safety is required and is therefore ideal as part of a company health and safety induction programme. It is also a great tool to use as part of a company’s ongoing refresher training designed to improve the health and safety culture in a workplace. The qualification will suit a diverse group of students including those from large multinationals to small businesses. Candidates could also use the qualification as part of relevant courses being taken in schools and colleges. The qualification is suitable for participants aged 14 and over. The Health and Safety level 1 qualifications are: • Health & Safety in the Workplace • Health & Safety for Catering • Health & Safety for Manufacturing • Health & Safety for Retail • Health & Safety for Carers This qualification is assessed through a 15-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Course dates for Health & Safety Level 1 are available upon request and require a minimum of six candidates for the course to be held. LEVEL 2 - The aim of the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic Health and Safety practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods. The 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. The Ofqual approved HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully cognisant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by The Health and Safety Executive, Auditors and other Enforcement Officers. The learner will: • Understand the roles & responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace • Understand how risk assessments aid and contribute to health & safety • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards • Know the procedures for responding to accidents/incidents within the workplace. The qualification is assessed with a 60 minute exam comprised of 30 multiple choice questions in which a minimum of 20 correct answers being achieved. The course is run over a full day with 2 hours worth of pre reading before the course start date.

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