This qualification is ideal for anyone in a supervisory, team leader or managerial role. Subjects covered include
understanding the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace, the benefits of using a safety
management system, the principles of risk assessment, and understanding the risks and control methods for common
workplace hazards.
The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) is accredited and recognised internationally and
has been developed to protect customers, staff, brand reputation and profits.

This regulated qualification provides progression from the Level 2 Award and is intended principally for those who work in a supervisory or managerial role. Individuals gaining this qualification will gain a wide range of knowledge of health and safety law, the hazards present in a workplace and how to implement effective and necessary controls. Learners will also be equipped with the skills necessary for the effective supervision of staff. It also focuses on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business, which is an invaluable resource for those taking the qualification.

This qualification is applicable to any private or public sector working environment. Individuals working towards this qualification will learn that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that these include obligations to employees, contractors, suppliers and members of the public. They will also be able to take responsibility for ensuring the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards, implementing controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. By employing an individual with this qualification, businesses can demonstrate their legal requirement to engage a ‘competent person’ by having staff trained to this level.

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Who needs Health and Safety training?

  • You do! Do you know what you have to do about consulting your employees, or their representatives, on Health and Safety issues? If not, you would probably benefit from some training.
  • Your managers and supervisors do! If you employ managers or supervisors they will certainly need some training. They need to know what you expect from them in terms of Health and Safety, and how you expect them to deliver it. They need to understand your Health and Safety policy, where they fit in, and how you want Health and Safety managed. They may also need training in the specific hazards of your processes and how you expect the risks to be controlled.
  • Your employees do! Everyone who works for you needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. Like your supervisors they need to know about your Health and Safety policy, your arrangements for implementing it and the part they play. They also need to know how they can raise any Health and Safety concerns with you. You should: take into account the capabilities, training, knowledge and experience of workers; and ensure that the demands of the job do not exceed their ability to carry out their work without risk to themselves and others. Some employees may have particular training needs, for example.
  • New recruits need basic induction training into how to work safely, including arrangements for first aid, fire and evacuation;
  • People changing jobs or taking on extra responsibilities need to know about any new Health and Safety implications

Young employees are particularly vulnerable to accidents and you need to pay particular attention to their needs, so their training should be a priority. It is also important that new, inexperienced or young employees are adequately supervised;

Your risk assessment should identify any further specific training needs.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

How is the qualification assessed? What next? Where can this course be taken? This qualification is usually obtained by taking a 3 day classroom-based course. However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning, as long as the recommended learning hours are completed. For example, completing a quiz book (6 to 8 hours) followed by a two-day classroom-based course

Why should I choose this course?

Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors, managers and team leaders have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business, and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers.

Key points

  • Acquire a more specialized knowledge and skill set
  • Internationally recognised
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • Provides recognition for current skills

Course Benefits 

The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace will equip candidates with the skills necessary for the effective supervision of staff. It will also focus on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business which will be an invaluable resource to those taking the qualification.They will also be able to take responsibility for ensuring the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards, implementing controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. Furthermore, holders of the Level 3 Award will assist businesses to demonstrate their legal requirement to engage a ‘competent person’

What the Next ?

Individuals achieving this qualification can progress onto the HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF). This qualification is ideal for those wishing to work in management.

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at supervisors, managers, team leaders as well as individuals wishing to advance their health and safety knowledge. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level. Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors, managers and team leaders have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business, and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing and maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion into the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully relevant to industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, independent auditors and enforcement officers.

The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is applicable for any private or public sector working environment. Candidates working towards the  Level 3 qualification will know that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, suppliers and members of the public. They will also be able to take responsibility for ensuring the competency of the workforce and for identifying hazards, implementing controls and taking appropriate corrective action when necessary. Furthermore, holders of the Level 3 Award will  assist businesses to demonstrate their legal requirement to engage a ‘competent person’.

Qualification Structure

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end of this document.

Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.

The qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training

The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is intended for employees already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level.

  • There are no formal prerequisites for this course although it would be beneficial if delegates have undergone a Level 2 Health and Safety Course. Please inform us of any learning difficulties prior to the course so that we can apply for extra time for the exam and give as much support as possible to the delegate.
  • Please also inform us of any physical special needs that any delegates may have prior to the course, so that we can cater for these.

The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at supervisors, managers, team leaders as well as individuals wishing to advance their health and safety knowledge. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors, managers and team leaders have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business, and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing and maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

HABC Level 3 Award in Health & Safety Consist of Following Units & Topics:

Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Workplace:

  • Understand the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
  • Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
  • Describe the sources and nature of information that demonstrate compliance and best practice with health and safety requirements
  • Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
  • Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’
  • Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work
  1. Understand the benefits of using a safety management system
  • Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
  • Summaries the typical elements of a safety management system
  • Outline the benefits of using a safety management system
  1. Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
  • Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
  • State where specific risk assessments may be required
  • State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment
  1. Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards
  • Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organizational factors
  • Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
  • Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control.
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination.

The duration of the examination is 2 hours.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60.

Learners will achieve a Merit at 50/60.

Following the assessment, a list of results will be provided to the Centre Contacts stating whether learners have passed or failed. Certificates for successful learners will be dispatched for distribution by the Centre Contacts.

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