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Health and Safety in the Workplace HABC Award Level 2 at Boston College

Course description

The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification aimed at all employees. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

Candidates who attend this course will be able to:

•Understand the importance of health and safety and reasons for behaving responsibly.
•Have an awareness of the legislative requirements for health and safety in the workplace.
•Understand that everyone within a business has responsibilities for the health and safety of themselves and those affected by their work activities.
•Understand the importance of preventing and reporting accidents.
•Understand the concept and benefits of risk assessment.
•Identify common occupational hazards and their controls.
•know and understand how the conditions in a workplace such as housekeeping, layout, access and traffic routes, lighting, ventilation, noise, temperature, dust and fumes, working hazards, storage and racking can Represent hazards and cause accidents.
•Know and understand the meaning of the term ‘welfare provision at work’, the importance of personal hygiene, The facilities that must be available to employees to ensure personal hygiene and health.
•Know and understand the meanings of the different types of safety signs and the hazards that they indicate including prohibition, warning, safe condition, mandatory and fire signs.
•Know and understand the importance of the provision of first aid equipment, facilities and procedures and the role of trained first aid personnel.
•Know and understand the types of personal protective equipment available and the hazards against which they provide protection, including protective clothing, head, hearing and eye protection, respiratory, hand and foot protection.

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Entry requirements

It is advised that candidates have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent in order to attend this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston College directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 day