Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification is a natural progression from Level 1, which caters for newcomers to the organisation or industry. Employers have an ethical obligation to keep their people, themselves and others healthy and safe.
The qualification provides candidates with a basic 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.
Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 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 the Workplace qualification covers the principal aspects, elements, procedures and duties of employers and employees. It also highlights the consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation, the requirements for training and competence and the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated. The qualification assumes no prior knowledge. Learners will come from diverse employment and education backgrounds, and will be of all ages.
Focus is placed on the definitions of 'hazard' and 'risk', including the main hazards found in a range of workplaces and how they can cause harm, as well as the common causes of workplace accidents and ill-health. It includes the process for carrying out a risk assessment, illustrating how risk assessments can be used to reduce accidents and ill-health.
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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We invite you to apply to become an Approved Centre and benefit from teaching the Level 2 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 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 40 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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