Please organise your travel to arrive at the course venue by 08:30 to register your attendance and verify your identity.
The course will start promptly at 08:45 and is scheduled to finish at 17:00. (please note: timings are subject to change at the discretion of the course tutor).
Verification of identity
Verification of your identity must be completed on the first day of your course. A learner who does not verify their identity will be deemed to have failed their assessment.
To verify your identity, please bring two forms of acceptable evidence from the list below and show them to your tutor. Evidence must include at least one item that has a photograph/image/Biometric of you. All evidence must be supplied as original documents. No photocopies, electronic images or any other simulation of documentation will be accepted.
Forms of acceptable evidence
- A current passport
- A UK or other nationally issued current driving licence
- A national authority issued visa or citizen identity card
- A current bank statement showing your name and address
- Current utility bills showing your name and address
- Current council tax statement showing your name and address.
Please bring your preferred form of personal stationery with you, so that you can use what will help you learn most effectively.
- Paper to write on e.g. in a file, pad or notebook
- Sticky notes.
Upon completion of the course candidates should be able to:
- Explain their personal responsibilities for working safely and why it is important.
- Discuss an organisation’s responsibilities for protecting staff and others from harm, including: provision of safe systems of work, safety committees, safety signs,
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), first aid and emergency procedures.
- Explain what is meant by ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’.
Identify common and often harmful hazards in the workplace.
- Outline basic risk assessment principles.
- Describe basic control principles and be able to select appropriate controls for different situations.
- Outline the elements of a safety management system and how performance can be measured.
- Explain what is meant by ‘incidents, accidents and near misses’ and why it is importance to report these in the workplace.
- Outline what is meant by pollution and how pollution can result from workplace activities.
- Outline the measures an organisation can take to minimise pollution and waste.
Upon completion of the course, candidates must sit a closed-book assessment comprising a multi-choice assessment paper and three hazard spotting exercises.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessments will be awarded a certificate from the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH).
British Safety Council Policies
To view student malpractice policy, tutor malpractice policy and Verification of identification policy please click here.
You are about to embark on a programme of study.
The British Safety Council will:
- Provide a classroom environment which is conducive to learning
- Use suitably-qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the classroom teaching
- Cover all the syllabus learning outcomes
- Provide or direct you to all the information you need to pass the qualification
- Provide you with expert advice on revision and assessment technique
- Respond in a timely manner to any queries
- Be diligent and courteous at all times.
- Attend all scheduled classroom sessions. Failure to attend all the learning sessions will mean you cannot complete the course requirements and assessments.
- Contribute to classroom activities in a positive manner
- Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
- Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and assessment technique
- Be aware that the classroom assessment is held in closed book conditions. You will have no access to any learning materials.
- Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity.
We very much wish you success on your course. If you have any queries or feedback please feel free to speak with your course tutor or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.