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Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) – Half day

Level 4 Health and Safety in the WorkplaceDescription
The Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) focuses on the importance of maintaining health and safety and ensuring that employee actions reduce risks in the workplace. It is intended for learners working in any workplace environment, including Retail, Manufacturing, Food premises and the Care environment. It is also suitable for those who are returning to work or starting work for the first time.

Learners will gain a sound introduction to all aspects of health and safety including legislation, fire procedures, chemical safety, manual handling and personal protective equipment. It is ideal as an introduction to general health and safety for any environment.

Duration
A minimum of 6 contact hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

Syllabus
A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legal responsibilities * Accidents * Slips, trips and falls
  • Protective clothing * Fire * Electricity * Manual Handling
  • Work at Height * Work equipment * Workplace and welfare
  • Safety signs *COSHH *First Aid * Display screen equipment

Certification
This qualification is assessed through a 15-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15.



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