Health and Safety

Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 (QCF) 1 Day
This course is for anyone who needs to gain an understanding of health and safety in the workplace, whether in a healthcare, education or industry setting.

Course content
Roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
Employer’s and employee’s duties.
Consequences for non-compliance.
Requirements for training and competence.
Ways health and safety information can be communicated

How risk assessments contribute to health and safety
Define terms “hazard” and “risk”.
Process for carrying out a risk assessment.
The principle of risk control hierarchy.
How risk assessment is used to reduce accidents and ill health.
Hazards, the harm they can cause and risk controls: The Workplace, slips trips and falls, working at height, electricity, manual handling, ergonomics, equipment, noise and vibration.

Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents at work
Actions needed to be taken following an incident.
Arrangements for emergencies and first aid in the workplace.
Importance of recording all incidents, accidents and ill health

Assessment
Candidates complete a multiple choice question paper at the end of the day.