Is Your Workplace Safe?
Did you know that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related illnesses and workplace injury in 2017/18?
It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety
and welfare of their employees and other people
who might be affected by their business. This
includes providing sufficient information, instruction
and training to employees to allow them to work in
a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.
The QA Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the
Workplace (RQF) has been specifically designed to
provide candidates with a basic introduction to
workplace health and safety. It is suitable for all
employees working in a range of environments, as
well as employees returning to work or entering work
for the first time.
With all subjects covered in just 4 hours, this
regulated and nationally recognised qualification is
ideal for providing employees with a basic
understanding of workplace health and safety whilst
helping employers to fulfil their legal duties.
Health and Safety roles and responsibilities of employers and employees
The importance of health and safety in the workplace
Workplace hazards and risks:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Working at heights
• Manual handling
• Hazardous substances
• Machinery and vehicles
Workplace conditions that can affect health and safety
Health and safety signage
Personal Protective Equipment and its uses
Importance of personal hygiene
The purpose of first aid provision
The need for reporting incidents and ill health