Health & Safety in the Workplace

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This qualification forms part of the QA Health and Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

  • NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS (NOS) FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • RECOMMENDATION OF GOOD PRACTICE OUTLINED BY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE)

This qualification develops Learners’ basic awareness of health and safety in the workplace. It includes understanding the importance of health and safety in the workplace, the types of common hazards present and the requirements for workplace health and safety procedures.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.

Objective

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by providing a basic introduction to health and safety in the workplace to make sure they are keeping themselves and others they work with safe at all times.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for all employees working in all types of environment. It provides them with a basic introduction to health and safety in the workplace. It is also suitable for employees entering work for the first time or returning to work. This training can help to fulfil an employer’s legal duty to train all their staff in health and safety.

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