With the constant changes within Health and Safety legislation, it has never been more important to ensure compliance in this field. Contravening this legislation can result in prosecution, with the possibility of an unlimited fine or even imprisonment.
All employers are required to have the correct systems in place to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for employees and any other people who may be affected by their business activities. Through achievement of one of our health and safety qualifications, employees will develop the appropriate knowledge and attitude to contribute to an organisation’s continued compliance.
Our suite of Health and Safety qualifications have been created to assist businesses in complying with legal requirements by demonstrating that staff members have been trained in preventative approaches to hazards and in promoting a positive health and safety culture. They are also designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own responsibilities and how they contribute to the effective maintenance of health and safety policies.
HABC Health and Safety qualifications are suitable for both the public and private sectors.
HABC provides a total of 4 levels of Health and Safety qualifications. The purpose of each level is as follows:
Level 1 ensures that candidates are equipped with a basic knowledge of health and safety in their workplace, including the duties under UK Health and Safety legislation. These qualifications include:
• HABC Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
• Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Catering
• Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Retail
• Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Carers
• HABC Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Construction (QCF)
Level 2 provides candidates with knowledge of practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods. The Level 2 qualification offered by us is the HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF).
Level 3 equips staff to manage the effects of accidents and incidents. It also focuses on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business, which is an invaluable resource to organisations. The Level 3 qualification offered by us is the HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF).
Level 4 is aimed at supervisors and managers with direct responsibility for Health and Safety management. It focuses on the legal and moral obligations which supervisors and managers have to ensure health and safety within a business. It also covers obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. The Level 4 qualification offered by us is the HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF).
For more information on each of these levels, please click on the links below: