Health and Safety in the Workplace

Health

The complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not merely the absence of infirmity or disease

Safety

Safety suggests security and freedom from danger and risk of injury or damage

All employers are required to have the correct systems in place to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for employees and any other people who may be affected by their business activities.

This course provides candidates with the knowledge of practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.

This course can lead to the L2 Award in Workplace Health and Safety.

Achievement of this regulated qualification will enable learners to work safely and to recognise and deal with hazards in the workplace. The aim of the qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.

During the course, we look at the following topics, in relation to your company’s needs:

  • Accidents and ill health
  • Slips and trips
  • Health and Safety law
  • Risk assessments
  • Hazardous substances
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Vehicles at work
  • Fire safety
  • First Aid
  • Work equipment
  • Electricity
  • Occupational health
  • Noise and vibration
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Manual handling

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Cameron KinrossHealth and Safety in the Workplace