Did you know that 27.3 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in 2014/15?
It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.
The QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) is ideal for all employees, as it helps candidates develop a greater understanding of health and safety issues and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment. What’s more, not only is this a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, it is also fully supported by Proskills, making it the ideal health and safety course for organisations throughout the UK.
What does it cover?
Roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
Health and safety laws, including:
- Penalties for non-compliance
- Training and competence in the workplace
- Communicating health and safety information
Risk assessments and risk control hierarchy
Identifying and controlling risks from common workplace hazards:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Manual handling
- Fire safety
- Working from height
- Hazardous substances
- Workplace conditions
- Noise and vibration
- Transport and vehicles
- Smoking, alcohol and drugs
Procedures for responding to accidents and incidents
Recording incidents, accidents and ill health
Cost: £70 per person for members (£80 per person non members) (inc lunch)
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