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Level 4 Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)

Level 4 Health and Safety in the WorkplaceDescription
The Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification aimed at Supervisors and Managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management.

The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

Learners gaining this 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, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

The Ofqual approved Level 4 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.

In order to pass this qualification, learners must successfully construct a risk assessment and a safe system of work as well as pass the examination.

PLEASE NOTE: Entry requirements for this qualification are at least a Level 3 Health and Safety qualification.

Duration
A minimum of 40 contact hours (4 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 duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others in relation to health and safety at work
  • Understanding the process by which health and safety is managed within an organisation
  • Understanding procedures for developing and implementing risk assessment
  • Understanding procedures for developing and implementing safe systems of work
  • Know how to review health and safety across an organisation

Certification
This qualification is assessed in two parts.

Part 1
Centre set and marked assessment of 2 sections. Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:

  • Section 1 Undertake a risk assessment
  • Section 2 Construct a safe system of work

This part of the assessment will be subject to external moderation after being initially marked by the tutor.

Part 2
Examination consisting of 2 sections with a total duration of 2.5 hours.

  • Section 1 contains 30 multiple-choice questions. Total marks available in this section are 30.
  • Section 2 contains 6 longer written questions from which the learner answers 4 of their choice.

Total marks available in this section are 70.

Marks from both sections will be added together to determine the learner's grade. Learners will achieve a Pass at 60% overall, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.



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