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Health & Safety

Who is this course suitable for?

The Health & Safety Executive places a legal duty on employers to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of employees, and to ensure that employees and others are kept safe. The main pieces of relevant legislation include: The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) Employers have a legal duty under this Act to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Employers must consider the risks to employees (including the risk of reasonably foreseeable violence)
  • Decide how significant these risks are
  • Decide what to do to prevent or control the risk and develop a clear management plan to achieve this.

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)

Employers must notify their enforcing authority in the event of an accident at work to any employee resulting in death, major injury, incapacity for normal work for seven or more days. This includes any act of non-consensual physical violence done to a person at work. More information is available at the HSE RIDDOR pages.

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977

(a) and The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 199
(b) Employers must inform, and consult with, employees in good time on matters relating to their health and safety.

Employee representatives, either appointed by recognised trade unions under (a) or elected under (b) may make representations to their employer on matters affecting the health and safety of those they represent.

You will gain

As an approved City & Guilds centre, we are able to deliver The Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace. This one day workshop provides learners with the basic knowledge for keeping themselves and those around them safe in a work environment, covering such important skills as using protective equipment, dealing with accidents and controlling risks. This City & Guilds qualification was developed in consultation with employers, FE colleges, private training providers and Health & Safety consultants.


Career and Progression Routes

Following completion of the programmes, learners will:

  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understand employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
  • Understand the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Understand the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
  • Understand the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated

Following completion of the 1 day workshop and test, learners will achieve a full City & Guilds Qualification and certificate in: City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace.

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