Workplace Health and Safety (Level 1)

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) and associated legislation requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees and those using their premises. Employees and individuals are also required to undertake training, take reasonable care of their own and others’ safety, and report any hazards or risks that they may encounter.

This level 1 accredited course provides an excellent introduction, regardless of industry sector, to workplace health and safety. It is designed for learners who are looking to gain subject knowledge or employers who would like to provide induction training to their teams.

Qualification details and validity

The Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (England, Wales, Northern Ireland RQF level 1 / Scotland SCQG level 4) qualification has no formal expiry date, but ongoing refresher training is important to ensure that learners stay up to date.

Course syllabus

The course syllabus includes… The importance of workplace health, safety and standards | Controlling risks and hazards | Causes and effects of poor health and safety | Communicating health and safety in the workplace

Assessment and certification

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper after each day, and a three-year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

Age restrictions and group sizes

A maximum of 16 learners are allowed per instructor and must be a minimum of 14 years of age. An individual cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.

Training options (open courses, off-peak and on-site training)
To see our upcoming open courses please scroll down. We are also pleased to offer on-site training which can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation or sector, and can be delivered on a flexible basis (i.e. across a number of mornings/afternoons/evenings/weekends). For details, go to our on-site training page.

Our open course dates…

We don’t have any open courses planned at present.

If we don’t have a suitable date listed, you can register your interest in future courses or get in touch to enquire about on-site training.