L2 Health and Safety

L2 Health and Safety in the Workplace

A high quality and enjoyable Level 2 course The L2 Health and Safety in the workplace course, delivered by highly experienced AET tutors, who take pride in expertly combining theory and practical aspects of knowledge and understanding relating to Health & Safety in the Workplace.

When attending a course at our main AET site, in addition to a warm welcome, ample free parking you get free tea / coffee at break times.

A face to face, interactive course in a safe, supportive environment where you will have direct contact with a tutor/s and where you can ask questions!

This course covers all key aspects of Health & Safety in the Workplace that are essential to ensuring safe operational practices and regulatory compliance in any industry or environment such as PPE, COSHH, RIDDOR, Fire Safety and Risk Assessment to mention just a few! (see more details and course outline below)

This course is for everyone!

Whether you are a newcomer to the workplace or have lots of experience and simply need to refresh and demonstrate that you have retained safe practice knowledge and competence in line with industry standards, regulations and expectations and perhaps above all else, to help you and others to BE SAFE AND HEALTHY IN THE WORKPLACE.

Course Dates


Day & Date



Tuesday 6th November

9.15 – 17.00


Monday 18th December

9.15 – 17.00

Qualification overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Health and Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on:
• National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to health and safety in the workplace
• Recommendations of good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
This qualification develops Learners’ health and safety awareness in the workplace. It covers understanding risk assessment, identifying and controlling the risks from common workplace hazards, the legal requirements related to health and safety in the workplace and what to do in response to accidents and incidents at work.
This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.


The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners through developing their health and safety awareness. Learners will have the opportunity to build an understanding of health and safety in the workplace and the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.


The purpose of this qualification is to develop Learners’ health and safety awareness in preparation for employment.

Intended audience

This qualification is for all Learners seeking to raise their awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace.


This qualification contains 1 mandatory unit with a total value of 1 credit.

Learners must complete all assessments in the unit successfully within the registration period to achieve the qualification. The maximum period to achieve this qualification, including any referrals is 4 weeks.

Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours learning time. Learning time consists of guided learning hours (GLH) and self-directed study. GLH are a measure of the contact time a typical Learner will require in direct Trainer guidance to complete their programme of learning successfully, which for this qualification should be a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and a maximum of 10 hours. Learners should be encouraged to do self-directed study. Self-directed study is a measure of the time a typical Learner will require away from the programme of learning such as reading course material/handouts and researching information on the intern


1. Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

1.1 Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
1.2 Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
1.3 Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
1.4 Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated

2. Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety

2.1 Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
2.2 Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
2.3 Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work

3. Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards

3.1 Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
3.2 Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
3.3 Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
3.4 List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards

4. Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

4.1 State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
4.2 Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
4.3 List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
4.4 Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health