Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
This qualification provides essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.
Online assessments £11.95, paper-based £13.95 (prices are excluding VAT).
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care qualification is for those employed in health and social care settings, such as residential and nursing care homes, medical practices, hospitals and child day care centres. It provides essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in health and social care settings in the form of a contextualised introduction.
In 2017/2018, 144 workers were killed in UK workplaces. 1.4 million people suffered from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work and 30.7 million working days were lost as a result of occupational injury and ill-health. In addition to the tragic loss of life and personal suffering, employers found themselves with legal costs, increased insurance premiums, compensations claims, damaged reputation and lower staff morale.
Employers have an ethical and legal obligation to keep their people, themselves and others healthy and safe. This qualification helps them to fulfil it.
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care qualification is regulated by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
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What does it cover?
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care qualification covers topics including employers' and employees' duties, workplace emergency arrangements, the provision of welfare facilities, risk assessments, the identification and control of hygiene hazards and maintenance of a clean working environment.
Where patients are concerned, employers and employees must also be extremely mindful of the risks associated with exposure to infectious diseases and the importance of cleaning, disinfection, sterilisation and decontamination as well as the correct procedures for dealing with waste, sharps and spillage. The course also covers first aid arrangements, actions to be taken following an incident and much more.
How does it work?
Learning materials are provided to Approved Centres who subsequently deliver the training (recommended six hours). 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.
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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 30 multiple choice questions. All our qualifications are developed to the very highest standards. Attaining the qualification will earn a candidate one credit.
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