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Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions and the right systems and methods for safe activities. But employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

To help businesses ensure that employees are trained, we run the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace.

Who is the course intended for?

This qualification is designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public. It is applicable in any private or public sector environment.

Employers, managers and the self-employed will require further information but the course will provide them with a useful basic introduction to health and safety.

A short written multiple-choice test is taken at the end of the day. Where candidates have reading difficulties or other special needs please contact us to find out what assistance we can offer. Arrangements can be made, upon request, for an alternative oral test to be taken. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be 16 years or older.

What does the course cover?

The qualification provides learners with:

  • an understanding in the responsibilities of employers and employees
  • the benefits of good health and safety
  • steps to a risk assessment and how they can reduce accidents
  • near misses and ill-health
  • typical hazards and controls in a workplace
  • common causes of accidents, near misses and ill-health
  • emergency procedures and the importance of recording accidents, near misses and ill-health.

Course dates and booking

Courses are held at East Suffolk House, Melton and Riverside, Lowestoft. The cost is £80 per person and includes tea and coffee. To help keep the cost of the course to an affordable level, lunch is not provided. Courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

We can provide a course if you have a minimum of 10 candidates. Contact our Food and Safety Team for further details.