Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2) – BSC Award

Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

Employers have a moral and legal obligation to keep their people healthy and safe. Employees have a moral and legal obligation to keep themselves and others healthy and safe. This qualification gives staff at all levels an essential knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.

The programme covers:

  • The main duties of employers and employees
  • Consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Requirements for training and competence
  • The ways in which health and safety information can be communicated
  • Definitions of ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • The main hazards found in a range of workplaces
  • How hazards can cause harm
  • The common causes of workplace accidents and ill-health
  • The process for carrying out a risk assessment
  • How risk assessments can be used to reduce accidents and ill-health
  • The risk control hierarchy
  • Risk controls for common workplace hazards
  • Arrangements for emergencies and first aid
  • The importance of recording all incidents, accidents and ill-health
  • Actions to be taken following an incident

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone in a work environment.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with a short multiple-choice test, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Expert trainer

David has more than twenty years’ experience in environmental, health and safety management and training. Formerly Head of Environmental Protection Training for the Ministry of Defence and later Environment Health and Safety Manager with one of the UK’s largest cement manufacturing companies and H&S Adviser with Visa, he set up his own consultancy practice in 2006, providing support, advice and training on health & safety and environmental management to help organisations to reduce their environmental impact and improve their health and safety performance.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environment Management from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution for Waste Management (CIWM), a member of IOSH at GradIOSH level, a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is registered with the IEMA as an Associate Environmental Auditor. He has accredited centre status for the delivery of BSC and IOSH qualification programmes.

David is a very popular trainer, as the following comments from recent programme participants demonstrate:

‘David was excellent!’

‘Very knowledgeable and engaging.’

‘Nice guy, very knowledgeable and good references to true scenarios.’

‘Excellent training.’

‘David is very good at answering any questions that you are unsure of and focuses the answer down so that you can understand the information given.’

‘Lively, open for discussions, good examples.’

‘Very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Engaging and approachable.’

‘Good pace, clear instruction and explanation throughout.’

‘Good course, well delivered.’

‘Top bloke!’