CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public. This qualification can be tailored to business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone in a work environment.

Why is this training important?

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Learning outcomes

Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

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Duration Duration One-day programme
Assessment Assessment Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite Prerequisite None
Suggested Progression Suggested Progression CIEH Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

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