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Approved Centre
An organisation undertaking the delivery of British Safety Council qualifications.
Awarding Organisation
An organisation recognised by the qualifications regulators, in this case the British Safety Council.
COSHH
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
DSE
Display Screen Equipment.
E-learning
Electronic means of learning.
General Conditions of Recognition
The General Conditions of Recognition issued by Ofqual in November 2012 or any subsequent version of this document.
Health and Safety Executive
An organisation responsible for proposing safety regulations, throughout the UK. It is responsible for enforcing, statute, regulations, approved codes of practice and guidance. 
HSE
Health and Safety Executive or health, safety and environmental.
IOSH
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
IIRSM
International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.
LMS
Learning Management System.
Manual Handling Operations
Tasks that require a person to exert force in order to lift, lower, push, pull, more, move, carry, hold or restrain an object.
NEBOSH
National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health.
NVQ
National Vocational Qualification.
Occupational Health
The development, promotion and maintenance of workplace policies and programs that ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of employees.
BS OHSAS 18001:2007
BSI Standard for Occupational Health and Safety
Policy
A statement of an organisation's strategy for achieving a safe and healthy working environment and the responsibility, organisation and arrangements for pursuing and implementing the strategy.
PPE
Personal Protection Equipment. 
Regulation
A statutory device made under a general provision that is contained in an act of parliament. Regulations themselves are approved by parliament and are generally absolute legal standards.
Regulators
The qualifications regulators in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Risk Assessment
A formal estimation of the likelihood that persons may suffer injury or adverse health effects as a result of identified hazards.
Risk Management
The introduction of change or control measures with the intention of eliminating or bringing the level of risk associated with a hazard within acceptable limits. 
VDU
Visual Display Unit.
Workstation
The combination of equipment items that a user requires to fulfill their all allotted tasks. In Display Screen Equipment terms, the components might include: desk, chair, computer monitor, keyboard, processing unit and such ancillary equipment as required by the work, such as document holder or telephone.