|Course Level||Level 2|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||125 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
Workplace safety is the shared concern of all employers at all levels and spanning every contemporary sector. Each year, the global economy loses billions of dollars due to entirely preventable workplace accidents. Worse still, thousands of workers find their lives adversely affected by injury – some on a temporary basis, others for life. Effective workplace safety management can not only prevent significant financial loss, but can also minimise the likelihood of any member of the workforce suffering a life-changing accident.
This insightful workplace health and safety certificate online, has been designed for those looking to take existing competences and knowledge to a much higher level. Those with the highest regard for health and safety in the workplace contribute to overall business success both significantly and constantly. A series of five intensive modules gradually introduces candidates to essential threat reduction and identification techniques, along with the value of personal protective equipment (PPE) and how to work as part of a workplace safety committee. The core elements of the professional health and safety plan are investigated, along with the importance of consistent proactivity and how to effectively raise health and safety awareness among the workforce.
This health and safety at work course, is delivered over five in-depth modules:
Module 1 – Safety in the Work Place - An Introduction
The course begins with an insightful introduction to health and safety in the workplace from a contemporary corporate perspective. The value and importance of creating and managing safe working cultures is discussed, alongside the establishment of workplace safety committees and how to organise/chair effective meetings. Course content also introduces key health and safety resources and several important governing bodies.
Module 2 – Identifying Hazards
Hazard identification takes precedence in Module 2, focusing specifically on various common examples of hazards in the workplace and what it is that distinguishes a risk from a hazard. Effective risk assessment techniques are also discussed, alongside how to professionally identify and register/address risks and hazards.
Module 3 – Resolving Hazards
Course Module 3 provides candidates with an overview of professional techniques and strategies for resolving identified hazards. Additional subtopics discussed include the appropriate use and provision of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), safe working practices, engineering controls and more.
Module 4 – Taking Proactive Measures
The following course module focuses primarily on the value and importance of taking proactive measures when addressing health and safety concerns. A variety of core concepts are discussed, along with how health and safety should be incorporated in recruitment processes, the way in which different groups of workers are exposed to different risks/hazards, how to professionally approach/address employees with personal problems and more.
Module 5 – Preparing and Implementing a Safety Plan.
Bringing the course to a close, the final module outlines the importance of the professional workplace safety plan, which is broken down into its core components and explored in-depth. Candidates learn what must be included in a safety plan, how to approach and produce high quality plans, effective techniques for investigating incidents, how to respond to workplace incidents and how to go about essential workplace safety program reviews.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.