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Level 4 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace



Health and Safety in the Workplace provide those in managerial and supervisory positions with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved. You will learn how to reduce costs and improve profits with effective safety management.

Health and safety technology and procedures are very important aspects of health and safety management. However, on their own, these will not provide continuous improvement in health and safety performance. It is necessary to have personnel with a sound understanding of the areas that can give rise to losses. The course covers all the basic areas of Safety in the Workplace such as Safety Management, Safety Culture, Workplace Equipment, Hazardous agents, and Legislation.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Advice on aspects of the management of health and safety in the workplace
  • Determine health and safety training requirements
  • Identify areas where specific legal requirements apply
  • Determine good health and safety practice
  • Identify areas for improvement through a risk assessment approach

Targeted Audience:

  • Process Managers
  • Process Engineers
  • Team Leaders/Supervisors
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Health and Safety personnel

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Legislation:

  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Safety Law in the UK and EU
  • The role & powers of enforcing agencies
  • Consequences of non-compliance with the law

Unit 2: Health and Safety Management:

  • Elements of a Safety Management system
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Inspections and Audits

Unit 3: Safety Management and Culture:

  • Accidents and Incidents
  • What is Safety Culture?
  • Developing a positive Safety Culture
  • Communication
  • Safety Committees

Unit 4: Workplace and Work Equipment:

  • Welfare arrangements
  • First Aid
  • Minimizing hazards of work equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency arrangements

Unit 5: Hazardous Agents:

  • Occupational Health
  • Chemical hazards control
  • Physical Hazards – Noise, Vibration, Radiation, Manual Handling
  • Psychological hazards – Stress

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