Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF Level 1 / SCQF Level 4)

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Qualification Details

The Health and Safety in the Workplace Award is an awareness level award which provides a good workplace induction into health and safety at work or as a good refresher for employees.

The award has one unit with four learning outcomes as follows:

  1. Understand the importance of health, safety and welfare standards in the workplace
    • State how the duties of employers contribute to a healthy and safe workplace
    • State how the duties of employees contribute to a healthy and safe workplace
    • Outline suitable workplace welfare arrangements
  2. Know how hazards and risks are controlled in the workplace
    • Identify how hazards and risks contribute to workplace risk assessments
    • State the importance of workers following procedures of work
    • Outline how to use methods for controlling risk in the workplace
  3. Be aware of the main causes and effects of poor health and safety at work
    • Outline the main causes of workplace injury
    • Outline the main causes of workplace ill-health
    • Outline the reasons why accidents occur
    • State the effects of accidents at work
    • Outline the need to report accidents and near misses at work
  4. Understand how health and safety information is communicated in the workplace
    • Identify the main safety signs and signals found in the workplace
    • List sources of health and safety information found in the workplace
    • State the importance of workers notifying health and safety concerns to their employer

The qualification is assessed on health and safety at work knowledge in the form of a multiple choice question paper.

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