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HABC Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace

Qualification Overview: The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is …


    Qualification Overview:

    The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for learners already in workplaces and those who are preparing to start or return to work. It is also very useful for young persons to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience  and into employment.


    Assessment Guidance:

    This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.


    Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Workplace:


    1. Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

    1.1 Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
    1.2 Outline the consequences for noncompliance with health and safety legislation
    1.3 Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
    1.4 Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated


    2. Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety

    2.1 Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
    2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
    2.3 Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work


    3. Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards

    3.1 Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
    3.2 Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
    3.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
    3.4 List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards


    4. Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

    4.1 State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
    4.2 Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
    4.3 List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
    4.4 Outline why it is important to record all.


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