This introductory qualification will help you understand and improve the safety culture in your organisation, by equipping you to identify and deal with hazards at work. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of an international audience. There is no content on UK law.
This qualification is an ideal first step towards other higher level NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSH’s International General Certificate.
This introductory qualification is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job.
The typical people who would benefit from this qualification include: Team leaders and supervisors, HR professionals, Facilities managers, those working with young people in a training environment.
This qualification has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).
The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is made up of two units:
Unit HSW1: Workplace Safety Foundations
• The Foundations of Health and Safety
• The Responsibility for Health and Safety
• Health and Safety Risk Assessment and Control
• Hazards and Controls Associated with Work Equipment
• Working with Electricity
• Manual Handling and Repetitive Movement
• Hazardous Substances
• The Working Environment
• Transport Safety
• Fire Safety
Assessed by a 1 hour multiple-choice exam
Unit HSW2: Workplace Risk Assessment
Assessed by a 1 hour risk assessment activity, undertaken in your workplace
Through a multiple choice examination and a practical risk assessment which tests the ability to put into practice the knowledge gained during the course. A qualification parchment will be awarded on successful completion of both assessments.
3 days plus one day for Exam