L2 Health & Safety in the workplace (QCF) – 1 day

Target Group: All levels of staff.

Pre-Course requirements: None.

Assessment: Multiple Choice Question Paper.

Trainer Ratio: 1 trainer to 12 candidates

Course Outline:

• Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
• Outline employers and employee’s duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
• Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
• Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
• Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
• Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
• Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
• Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
• Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
• Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
• Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
• Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
• Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
• List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
• Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
• State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
• Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
• List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
• Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health

Trainer contact hours: 6 hours.

Certification: L2 Health & Safety display certificate (QNUK)