Health and Safety Level 1

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Health and Safety

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in health and safety awareness. It is designed to meet the Health and Safety regulations and covers regulations, precautions, planning, risk assessing, PPE, individual sectors, what causes accidents, employer/employee responsibilities, RIDDOR, COSHH, first aid, workstation/VDU safety, working at heights, gas safety, occupational health, infection control, electricity, enforcement and the dangers and links in the regulations in fire and manual handling.

Learning Outcomes


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 non-compliance 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 incidents, accidents and ill health

Curriculum:

  • Introduction and Regulation

    • Health & Safety and it’s importance
    • What causes accidents?
    • Health and Safety Law
    • Employee and Employer Responsibility
  • Prevention of Accidents
    • Why prevention is important and what can be done
    • Risk Assessments
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Substances dangerous to health – COSHH
    • Portable gas appliances
    • Safety Signs
  • When an accident happens
    • First Aid Provision
    • Training Requirements
    • Basic First Aid Advice
    • RIDDOR and accident reporting
    • Work place policies and procedures
    • Equipment in the workplace and how you can get hurt
  • Specific areas of health and safety training
    • Formal Risk Assessment
    • Fire Triangle
    • Calling the fire service
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Fire Good Housekeeping
    • Electricity
    • Manual Handling
    • Slips, Trips, and Falls
    • Workstation and VDU safety
    • Working at Heights
    • Occupational Health
    • Infection Control
    • Fork lift trucks
    • Noise and vibration
    • Hoists, cranes and lifts
    • Ventilation
  • Summary of Health and Safety
    • Workplace and personal safety
    • Enforcement of health and safety regulations
    • What you need to remember and what to do next