CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Course content

Part 1 – Introduction to Health and Safety

A - Introduction

  • Consequences of poor health and safety standards and the benefits of good practices
  • Common types and causes of work-related accidents and ill-health
  • Human factors which can affect health and safety
  • Understanding the role of risk assessment to maintain a healthy work environment

B – Health and Safety Law

  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act
  • Other key Regulations
  • Law enforcement, agencies and powers of inspectors
  • Possible consequences of non-compliance

C – Health

  • Health hazards and their causes
  • Assessing health hazards and managing control measures
  • Role of Occupational Health Specialists and specific risk assessments
  • Importance of following procedures and reporting issues

D – Safety

  • The reporting and recording of accidents
  • Prevention of electrical accidents and slips, trips and falls
  • Fire safety and prevention

E – Welfare

  • Requirements for the provision of welfare facilities
  • Minimising risks associated with smoking, drugs and alcohol
  • The effects and how to minimising them in relation to stress, violence, bullying and harassment
  • First aid provision

Part 2 – Workplace Specific Health and Safety

F – The Workplace and Work Equipment

  • The importance of maintenance, housekeeping, building layout and structure
  • How work equipment causes injury and appropriate control measures

G – Risk Assessment

  • Key definitions
  • Risk levels and associated control measures
  • The risk assessment process

H – Manual Handling

  • The legal responsibilities of the employer and employee under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Types of manual handling and the provisions under the law
  • Methods to reduce manual handling, mechanical aids and correct lifting techniques

I – Hazardous Substances

  • Hazardous substances and routes of entry
  • Risk assessment and control measures
  • Need for proper training, supervision and authorised personnel

J – Ergonomics and Workstation Design

  • Health issues and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Key features of workstation design and set-up

K – Working at Height

  • Common tasks and causes of falls from height
  • Methods to control the risks, including access equipment and personal safety equipment

L – Transport and Vehicles

  • Factors which contribute to transport injuries and accidents
  • Risk assessment, methods and controls to reduce accidents
  • Pedestrian – vehicle control measures

M – Noise and Vibration

  • Affects of noise within the workplace
  • Methods of reduction and control supported by the risk assessment process

Assessment and Certification
All delegates who are successfully on the multiple choice paper will be awarded a certificate from the CIEH.

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