With the constant changes within Health and Safety legislation, it has never been more important to ensure compliance in this field. Contravening this legislation can result in prosecution, with the possibility of an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.
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. Through the achievement of one of our health and safety qualifications, employees will develop the appropriate knowledge and attitude to contribute to an organisation’s continued compliance.
Our suite of qualifications has been created to assist businesses in complying with legal requirements by demonstrating that staff members have been trained in preventative approaches to hazards and in promoting a positive health and safety culture. They are also designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own responsibilities and how they contribute to the effective maintenance of health and safety policies.
“How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?”
This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 1-day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed.
“How is the qualification assessed?”
This can be done by either of the following two options:
Option 1 – Multiple-Choice Assessment Learners must answer a series of multiple-choice questions across the breadth of the course syllabus within a 1-hour time frame.
Option 2 – Open Response Assessment Learners must provide a short response to questions across the breadth of the course syllabus throughout the duration of the course.
Learners successfully achieving this qualification may wish to progress to:
• HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
• HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)