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NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award

NEBOSH accredited centre 807 logoDo you need to understand the principles of health & safety as part of your role?

The NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award is a 3 day course aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health & safety as part of their role covering risk assessments and how to control common workplace hazards. It is the first step towards higher NEBOSH qualifications.

NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Course Key Facts
Learning Methods  In-company
Units 2 units: HSW1; HSW2
Assessments 1 hour multiple choice exam and practical risk assessment
Duration 3 days

Is the NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award for me?

The NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work is for staff with responsibility who need to understand the basic of health and safety in their role. The course is aimed at team leaders/ supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and those working with young people in a training environment. 

What is covered?

The course consists of two units: ‘Workplace Safety Foundations’ and ‘Workplace Risk Assessment Activity’.

Workplace Safety Foundations covers the foundations of health & safety including:

  • Responsibilities for health & safety
  • The principles of risk assessment and control
  • Hazards and controls in the following areas: work equipment, transport, electricity, fire, manual handling, hazardous substances and the working environment

Workplace Risk Assessment Activity requires candidates to complete a risk assessment to demonstrate:

  • The abilities to identify workplace hazards
  • Determine the adequacy of existing controls
  • Make prioritised recommendations for additional controls
  • Determine an appropriate review date

Click to read the full NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award syllabus. 

How is the course assessed?

Workplace Safety Foundations is assessed by a 1 hour, 40 question, multiple choice test paper while Workplace Risk Assessment Activity requires candidates to complete a 1 hour practical workplace risk assessment. Click here to book your NEBOSH Health & Safety at Work Award exam.

Candidates need to successfully complete both units within a two year period to obtain the overall qualification.

Qualification recognition

The course has been developed to be “broadly comparable” to a vocationally related qualification (VRQ) at level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) (comparable to GCSE standard). VRQ's are nationally recognised, flexible qualifications that offer a route for academic and career progression. They are designed to provide practical skills as well as subject knowledge.

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