Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Why is workplace health and safety training important?

Workplace health and safety training is crucial for preventing injuries, raising hazard awareness, ensuring regulatory compliance, preparing for emergencies, promoting employee well-being, reducing costs, and maintaining a positive reputation.

It creates a safer and healthier work environment, benefiting both employees and the overall success of the business.

Did you know?

1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, of which;

2,544 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2020)

123 workers killed in work-related accidents

565,000 working people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey

61,713 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

36.8 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

£18.8 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2019/20)

Level 1 Award Health and Safety in the Workplace

Course Description:

The qualification is an introduction to health and safety in the workplace and can form part of an employee’s induction programme or a basis for a learner wishing to gain higher levels of training in this area.

The qualification provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace under UK health and safety legislation ensuring that the working environment is safe and healthy.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners 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 learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy

  • Understand the importance of health, safety and welfare standards in the workplace
  • Know how hazards and risks are controlled in the workplace
  • Be aware of the main causes and effects of poor health and safety at work
  • Understand how health and safety information is communicated in the workplace

Level 2 Award Health and Safety in the Workplace

Course Description:

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Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Course Description:

The qualification is an ideal introduction into fire safety awareness for employees and a strong basis for undertaking further fire safety training. The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the key principles of fire safety from cause to prevention and response.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy

  • The qualification has 4 assigned guided learning hours (GLH)
  • 5 hours total qualification time (TQT)

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Course Description:

The qualification is suitable for a learner who has responsibility in the workplace to undertake fire safety requirements and will provide learners with the knowledge to carry out designated duties as a Fire Warden/ Marshall.

The qualification will also increase fire safety awareness for all employees. The qualification covers fire hazards, risk assessment, control of fire in the workplace and duties of both employers and employees.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over but a learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16. It is recommended that learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

  • Understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace
  • Understand how fire risk is controlled in the workplace
  • Understand the principles and practice of fire safety management at work
  • Understand the role of the nominated fire warden
  • Qualification delivery
  • The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH)
  • 7 hours total qualification time (TQT)

Level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles & Practise

Course Description:

The risks arising from manual handling have been recognised by the Health and Safety Executive as evidenced in their regulations and advisory notices promoting good practice.

The qualification is designed for those who carry out manual handling at work and provides essential information about controls and hazards. Employers are required to take appropriate steps, including training, to reduce the risk of injury to employees who carry out any manual handling activities at work.

The qualification is available to learners aged 14 or over. It is recommended that learners should hold a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or equivalent to undertake this qualification.

There are physical demands within the manual handling assessment and learners will need to demonstrate the safe moving and handling of loads. It may be possible to allocate a reasonable adjustment to a learner who has a disability, medical condition or learning need; learners should contact their training provider to discuss. Any reasonable adjustments granted must be in line with the FAA Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

  • Understand the reasons for safe manual handling
  • Understand how manual handling risk assessments contribute to improving health and safety
  • Understand the principles, types of equipment and testing requirements associated with manual handling safety
  • Be able to apply safe manual handling principles