Health & Safety in the Workforce
This Level 2 health and safety in the workplace course is designed to provide employees with the requisite knowledge needed in order to provide a safe working environment within your organisation. This includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the key areas of workplace health and safety.
All NSAFD course content in this industry designed programme has been developed by leading subject matter experts. It includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the key areas of workplace health and safety.
There are 6 easy-to-digest modules.
Module 1 - Introduction to health & safety and health & safety law
Define health & safety
State the costs of poor health and safety and the benefits of good health and safety standards
Indicate what causes harm (injuries, disease and ill-health) to people at work and the scale of harm to workers
Describe the legal framework for health & safety and the responsibilities of employers and employees
State what enforcement and legal action can be taken
Module 2 - Risk Assessment and Risk Control, Manual Handling and Hazardous Substances
The aim of the module is for leaners to be aware of risk assessment and general control measures and the risks and controls associated with manual handling and hazardous substances.
- Define the terms ‘hazard and ‘risk’
- State the risk assessment process, factors that can increase risk and control measures that can reduce risk
- Describe the hazards and controls associated with manual handling
- Describe the hazards and controls associated with hazardous substances
Module 3 - Occupational health & welfare
Define occupational health and describe the common health and hazards at work, including stress
Describe the need for risk assessment and controls for health risk, including health surveillance
State what welfare facilities need to be provided to reduce the risk of health effect, including first aid
Describe that effects of alcohol, drugs and smoking on workers
Module 4 - Safety and Fire Safety
The aim of the module is for leaners to understand the importance of safety and the prevention of accident, in particular, hazards and controls in relations to slips, trips and falls, electricity, fire and emergency arrangements.
- Define what an accident is and what needs to be done following an accident, including the requirement to legally report certain accidents
- State the importance of slips, trips and falls, common causes and measures that can be taken to reduce the risks
- Describe the hazards associated with electricity, including electric shock and how to deal with it, and the general controls the prevent electrical hazards, including portable appliances
- State common causes of fire, arrangements to reduce the risk of these happenings and evacuation procedures
Module 5 - The workplace and work equipment
State the general health and safety aspects of buildings, their design and layout of premises
Explain the importance of maintenance and good housekeeping
Identify equipment hazards and control measures that can be used to reduce risk
State the hazards and controls associated with:
- Working at height
- Transport and vehicles at work
- Noise and vibration
Module 6 - Summary and test
15 questions randomly selected from all 5 modules
You will need a score of 75 % to pass this test.
Food Safety Level 2
Endorsed by the Food Standards Agency and BRC
HACCP Level 2
Endorsed by the food standards agency and BRC
Health & Safety Level 2
Developed by leading H&S experts in the Food & Drink sector
Mapped to Food Standards Agency training standards
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