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Level 3 Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

Level 3 Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)Description
The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides progression from the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and is intended principally for those who are operating in a supervisory or managerial role. Qualification holders will have gained a wide range of knowledge on health and safety Law, the hazards present in a workplace and how to implement effective and necessary controls. The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace will equip candidates with the skills necessary for the effective supervision of staff. It will also focus on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business which will be an invaluable resource to those taking the qualification.

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is applicable for any private or public sector working environment. Candidates working towards the Level 3 qualification will know that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, suppliers and members of the public. They will also be able to take responsibility for ensuring the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards, implementing controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. Furthermore, holders of the Level 3 Award will assist businesses to demonstrate their legal requirement to engage a 'competent person'.

The Ofqual approved Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully relevant to industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by The Health and Safety Executive, Independent Auditors and Enforcement Officers.

Duration
A minimum of 30 contact hours (3 days) 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:

  • Understanding the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understanding the benefits of using a safety management system
  • Understanding the principles of risk assessment
  • Understanding the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards

Certification
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60. Learners will achieve a Merit at 50/60.



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