RSPH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Who is this qualification for?
The qualification is suitable for everyone in employment or who has just started work for the first time or with a new employer and is also applicable to young people as part of their preparation for work experience.
The objective of the qualification is to provide individuals with the awareness of health & safety in the workplace. The RSPH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace covers the principles of Health & Safety requirements whilst at work and the procedures that are required to be in place for managing risks and dealing with accidents and ill health.
What will this course cover?
Unit: Health and Safety in the workplace
To achieve this qualification a candidate must:
- Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace, by being able to meet the following assessment criteria:
- Outline employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
- Outline the consequences of 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, by being able to meet the following assessment criteria:
- 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, by being able to meet the following assessment criteria:
- 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 principles 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, by being able to meet the following assessment criteria:
- 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
Assessment: Attainment of the Learning Outcomes will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination. The examination is provided by RSPH Qualifications. The multiple choice test consists of 25 questions and is of forty minutes duration. Candidates must achieve a score of 16/25 in order to pass the assessment.