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UNIT ID1 (Assignment)Know – workplace health and safety principles (International)
You will be able to advise your organisation on the types of legislation likely to apply to the
organisation and how enforcement actions could apply; the relevance of the International Labour
Organization’s conventions/recommendations to the organisation; how non-government bodies
and standards could influence health and safety in the organisation.
You will be able to promote a positive health and safety culture by:
• gaining commitment and participation; and
• engaging, supporting, and influencing leaders (and others) to change attitudes and
behaviour and make health and safety a priority
You will be able to assess, develop and maintain individual and organisational health and safety
You will be able to understand risk management including the techniques for identifying
hazards, the different types of risk assessment, considerations when implementing sensible and
proportionate additional control measures and developing a risk management strategy.
You will be able to develop and implement proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring
systems and carry out reviews and auditing of such systems.
You will be able to continually develop your own professional skills and ethics to actively influence
improvements in health and safety by providing persuasive arguments to workers at all levels
You will be able to develop a health and safety policy strategy within your organisation (including
proactive safety, Corporate Social Responsibility and the change management process).
You will be able to manage contractors and supply chains to ensure compliance with health and
UNIT ID2 CASE STUDY Do – controlling workplace health issues (International)
9. You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace health issues/
hazards including how these can be assessed and controlled.
UNIT ID3 CASE STUDY Do – controlling workplace safety issues (International)
10. You will be able to advise the organisation on a range of common workplace safety issues/
hazards including how these can be assessed..
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Benefits for you
The qualification deliberately looks at general workplace issues so that is can be applied in many different sectors which health and safety professionals may work in.
The syllabus is split into two parts and covers what a health and safety professional needs to ‘know’ and ‘do’. On completion of the qualification, you will be able to:
• Understand the role of health and safety legislation, the purpose and principles of enforcement actions and the role of the United Nations’ International
Labour Organization and other non-governmental bodies.
• Use different types of health and safety leadership approaches and be able to influence health and safety issues at all levels.
• Influence organisation and health and safety workplace culture.
• Proactively manage health and safety, taking account of human failures and factors.
• Manage health and safety competence (both your own and that of the organisation).
• Use a range of hazard identification, risk management and loss causation techniques.
• Monitor health and safety performance.
• Develop your role as a health and safety professional including understanding how it links with Corporate Social Responsibility.
• Effectively manage organisational change.
• Manage contractors and supply chains.
• Control a range of workplace health and wellbeing issues.
• Control a range of workplace safety issues.
Benefits for your employer
By applying the knowledge and skills gained from this qualification you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace; an immediate benefit for your employer. For example, you will be able to understand the risk profile of your organisation and how risk should be managed. You will also be able to recognise a range of workplace health and safety hazards and recommend control measures so that residual risk from these hazards is as low as possible. The qualification will also equip you with professional skills such as understanding how your leadership style can affect other workers and the culture of the organisation, as well as being able to influence and negotiate with workers at all levels.