Health and Safety in the Workplace Course

Health and Safety in the Workplace Course overview

Health and Safety in the workplace (HSW) 1 day
£ 90 pp

Price includes: Registration, book, certification and credit card id
National Qualification: Level 5 (Scotland SCQF) Level 2`x (England, Wales and Northern Ireland RQF). All COVID 19 restrictions are as per HSE /GOV guidelines. No need to stop this important training, we have it covered.

While only scratching the surface of health and safety, this course offers you a good starting point. It is designed so that it meets a variety of requirements for health and safety training.

The ability to execute health and safety at work is an essential knowledge and skill that everyone must possess at some level.You must demonstrate to your workers that they understand the risk. The best way to do this is to provide them with information, instructions, and training.

The average employee health issue can cost you £9,300 over a 7 day period.That’s a lot of money.

The Health and Safety course from Driscoll Safety assumes you are very interested in health and safety and need to know the basics. This course is for anyone who is trying to deal with workplace health and safety issues.

Health and Safety in the Workplace Course

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Aside from being a legal and moral duty under this act, there are multiple regulations and rules that apply to your business, and it can be difficult to navigate. You may think it’s common sense, but on the other hand, may think it’s too complicated. Managing it and getting the workforce involved is the first step to success,this course helps in that journey.

Health an Safety in Workplace Course objectives

This qualification provides an excellent starting point for learners who wish to achieve their health and safety goals. This qualification sheds some light on the key aspects of health and safety in the workplace, and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment

Note: The course can be based on company paperwork, and a post risk assessment can be produced by the learner to represent an area of your workplace (please call to discuss this)

This course is designed to be delivered in a classroom in your workplace. (Please talk to us about your business and needs so we can tailor the course to your business)

Course Contents

  • The law (brief)
  • Penalties and Enforcement.
  • Employers responsibility
  • Employees responsibility
  • Accident and Incident Management
  • Cost of getting it wrong
  • Benefits of good health and safety management
  • Communicating
  • Health and safety training
  • Signage
  • Ergonomics and human factors
  • Risk Assessment process (theory and practical session)
  • Controls and the use of the hierarchy of controls
  • Use of PPE
  • Other common risks Fire, COSHH, Manual Handling, Electricity.

    Who will Benefit from the course?

  • Learners in a variety of work environments will develop awareness of health and safety within an organisation.
  • The qualification provides learners with essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace under UK health and safety legislation and is also an ideal platform to higher level training or career development.

    Assessment Process

  • A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification.
  • There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.
  • The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing 20 multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 to pass.
  • The duration of the assessment is 40 minutes. An example question is ‘How can hazardous substances be identified?’


  • The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor
  • Employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
  • During COVID the maximum number of students is 8, again this is dependent on site and classroom.
  • An assessment will be conducted prior to going firm on numbers.


    The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.

    Progression Learners

    Who achieve this qualification may progress on to a higher level Health and Safety qualifications.

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