It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.
The Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2 is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. What’s more, not only is this a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, it is also fully supported by Proskills, making it the ideal health and safety course for organisations throughout the UK.
Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees Health and safety laws, including
- Penalties for non-compliance
- Training and competence in the workplace
- Communicating health and safety information
- Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy
- Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards
- Slips, trips and falls
- Manual handling
- Fire safety
- Working from height
- Hazardous substances
- Workplace conditions
- Noise and vibration
- Transport and vehicles
- Smoking, alcohol and drugs
- Stress Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents Recording incidents, accidents and ill health
The qualification is available to candidates aged 16 or over.
It is recommended that candidates should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.
It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a candidate who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; candidates should contact us to discuss.
The qualification is assessed by a written assessment.
Candidate must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; candidates pass or are referred.
Candidate will complete a written assessment paper containing 20 multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 to pass. The duration of the assessment is 40 minutes.
The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.
Candidates who achieve this qualification may progress on to higher level Health and Safety qualifications.
On completion candidates will be awarded a Health and Safety In The Workplace Level 2 RQF/LEVEL 5 SCQF certificate by First Aid Awards (FAA) who are regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. Our qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).