HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge of the basic health and safety practices essential in the workplace. The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the responsibilities and employers and employees, the benefits of good health and safety, steps to a risk assessment, common causes of and how to reduce accidents, near misses and ill-health, typical hazards and controls in the workplace, emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health occurrences.
This qualification has been developed to be suitable for all employees, including those who are preparing to start or return to work. This is an Ofqual regulated qualification and as such is recognised as providing standardised best practice.
Topics covered include roles and responsibilities in the workplace, risk assessment, common workplace hazards and responding to accidents and incidents.
Learners who achieve this qualification and wish to progress their careers may wish to consider the following qualification:
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
This qualification is achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course. Delivery would be through a 1-day training course (10 hours).
How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the learner must answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 45 minutes to complete.
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