The Workplace Health & Safety - Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of health & safety in the workplace.

This course will be suited to anyone who needs to gain a practical understanding of their role and responsibility for health & safety. No prior knowledge is required.

On successful completion on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate of Achievement.


  • Describe the legal framework within which workplace health & safety operates.

  • Explain control systems for ensuring health & safety is properly managed.

  • Analyse policy and practice in relation to workplace health.

  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace safety.

  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace welfare.

The course is split into the following 5 Units:

  • Unit One – Introduction to Workplace Health & Safety

The following topics are covered: Accidents in the workplace, Why workplace health & safety is important, The legal framework, Enforcement.

  • Unit Two – Workplace Health & Safety Management Systems

The following topics are covered: Risk assessment, Health and safety information instruction training and supervision, Consulting with workers, Appointed representatives, Health & Safety committees, Health & Safety policies, Health & Safety budgets, RIDDOR.

  • Unit Three – Workplace Health

The following topics are covered: Comfortable working condition, Smoking, Alcohol drugs and substance abuse, COSHH, Manual Handling, First Aid, New and expectant mothers, Young people, People with disabilities, Health Surveillance.

  • Unit Four – Workplace Safety

The following topics are covered: Clean working condition, Suitable and safe working equipment, Preventing slipping and tripping, transparent and translucent surfaces, Windows, skylights, ventilators, doors and gates, Safety of escalators and walkways, Fire safety, Electrical safety, PPE.

  • Unit Five – Workplace Welfare

The following topics are covered: Legal requirements, Toilets and washing facilities, Drinking water, Meal breaks, Rest facilities, Changing and storing clothing, Working time.


There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.


You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions, and a larger essay/case study assignment. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual's level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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