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Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

This qualification is primarily aimed at a younger audience and provides a basic introduction to health and safety for anyone entering a workplace for the first time.

Online assessments £11.95, paper-based £13.95 (sliding scale applies, prices are excluding VAT).

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Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification will leave candidates with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, including the duties of employers and employees under the UK health and safety regulations. It will also help employers to address their obligation to keep their people and themselves healthy and safe.

This nationally-recognised qualification will leave candidates with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, including the duties of employers and employees under the UK health and safety regulations.

In 2015-2016, 144 workers were killed in UK workplaces. In addition to the tragic loss of life and personal suffering, employers found themselves faced with court fines and costs, increased insurance premiums, compensation claims, reduced productivity, damaged reputation and low staff morale. Teaching this qualification will help avoid such consequences.

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Unique to the British Safety Council

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    Recognised pioneers in occupational safety

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    Qualifications developed with fully-qualified experts

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    Information that is clear and easily accessible to a broad audience

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    Materials which are adaptable to the needs of each unique learner

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    Sole awarding organisation offering health, safety and environmental qualifications Entry Level to Level 6

What does it cover?

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification covers the key terms used in health and safety, so that the learner is familiar with everything they read or hear within their new and unfamiliar environment. It also covers the duties of employers and employees, creating awareness of the main hazards and risks in the workplace. The programme essentially focuses on good housekeeping to keep everyone safe.

The learners will also be introduced to personal protective equipment and its use as well as welfare facilities that should be provided. They will also be taught the importance of personal hygiene, the purpose of first aid provision and the reporting of health and safety incidents.

The qualification assumes no prior knowledge. Learners will come from diverse employment and education backgrounds, and will be of all ages.

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How does it work?

Learning materials are provided to Approved Centres who subsequently deliver the training (recommended three-four hours, depending on the learner). Centres then request the examination – available either online or paper-based – on a date and time of their choosing. The results of online examinations are available immediately while paper-based results and certificates are issued within five working days of receipt.

Deliver this qualification – and others

We invite you to apply to become an Approved Centre and benefit from teaching the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification as well as others from our comprehensive list. For more details about delivering our qualifications, see how to become an Approved Centre. It’s extremely straightforward and rewarding for your organisation.

Assessments for Approved Centres

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Assessments are comprehensive and clearly laid out, so that candidates can easily understand the process. The assessments are broken down into 20 multiple choice questions. All our qualifications are developed to the very highest standards. Attaining the qualification will earn a candidate one credit.

If you have any questions about our Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification, please contact us on +44 (0)20 8600 5599 or email qualifications@britsafe.org.

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