Approximately 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness or workplace injury during 2012. Good knowledge of health and safety is becoming a vital skill in the workplace as it benefits the employees, employers and general safety at work.
This nationally-recognised qualification (NCFE) covers all aspects of health and safety, from risk assessments to fire safety. The course enables you to progress in a role where health and safety exists or is part of your responsibility. You can complete this course on our interactive online learning platform, EQUAL, where your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.
Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety course content
This course is split into manageable units. These are:
Unit 1: Health and safety in the workplace
In this unit, learners will understand the roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace, and will look at how risk assessment contributes to health and safety and identify how to control risks.
Unit 2: Fire safety principles
Learners will understand the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace, and how to control and reduce these risks.
Unit 3: DSE risk assessment
This unit covers the importance of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk assessments and the principles of controlling risks to health from workstation design and use.
Unit 4: COSHH risk assessment
Learners will understand the importance of controlling substances hazardous to health, as well as learning about the main types of hazardous substances that are relevant to the workplace.
Unit 5: Manual handling safety at work
In this unit, learners will understand the reasons for safe handling and how manual handling risk assessments contribute to health and safety.
Who is the Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety course aimed at?
The course enables you to progress in a role where health and safety exists or is part of your responsibility. This may mean more of a health and safety role in your current job or a role within a new company.
What kind of Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety training course is available?
There are numerous health and safety-style courses available. The Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety course offered by The Skills Network is paper-based, with elements of online study and online assessments.
Students should be of a reasonable standard in written and spoken English as all course material is in English.
The Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety course is a 10 - 16 week course.
After completing the Level 2 in Occupational Health and Safety course
Graduates of this course will gain a great addition to their CV, showng a commitment to health and safety at work, with, perhaps more added responsibility at work with regards to health and safety.
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