This regulated qualification is aimed at supervisors and managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management.
The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector.

The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level. In order to achieve this qualification, individuals must successfully construct a risk assessment and a safe system of work as well as pass the HABC examination.

Those gaining this 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, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

This 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.

All employers are required to have 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 Health and Safety qualifications, employees will develop the right knowledge and attitude to contribute to an organization remaining compliant. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of Supervisor or Manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level. Learners gaining this 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, visitors and suppliers. The Health and Safety Executive regard its subject areas as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace

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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 5-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.

The HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It is supported by Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector

Individuals gaining this HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 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, visitors and suppliers.

The Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification aimed at Supervisors and Managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace. This course provides the perfect progression from the HABC Level 3 Health & Safety course.

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end oft this document. Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.

The Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification aimed at Supervisors and Managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

The HABC Level 4 in Health and Safety qualification is ideal for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However it is recommended that learners already possess a Health and Safety qualification at Level 3. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 3 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

HABC Level 4 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace Consist of Following Units & Topics:

  1. Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others in
    relation to health and safety at work
  • Outline the way in which health and safety law is applied in the United Kingdom.
  • Explain the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others in
  • relation health and safety at work
  • Explain the potential cost and effects of poor health and safety standards.
  • Explain the role of training, maintenance and workplace layout in reducing risks.
  1. Understand the process by which health and safety is managed in an organisation
  • Explain the role of health and safety polices in managing health and safety
  • Explain methods to ensure employers and employees communicate and co-operate on
  • health and safety issues effectively
  • Explain the role of risk assessments and safe systems of work in the management of
  • health and safety.
  • Describe management and audit processes and documentation used to maintain and
  • improve health and safety standards.
  • Outline sources of information and instructions on health and safety and where they are found.
  1. Understand procedures for developing and implementing risk assessment
  • Outline procedure for the development, implementation and recording of risk
  • assessments.
  • Construct risk assessments for a range of tasks and procedures, such as manufacturing/construction tasks, substances hazardous to health, general hazards of the working environment.
  1. Understand procedures for developing and implementing safe systems of work
  • Outline procedure for the development, implementation and recording of safe systems of work.
  • Construct a safe system of work for a range of tasks and procedures, such as manufacturing/construction tasks, substances hazardous to health, general hazards of the working environment.
  1. Know how to review health and safety across an organisation
  • Explain procedures for reviewing an organisation’s practices and policy with regards to health and safety at work.
  • Explain the principles of incident investigation
  • State how changes can be implemented following a review of risk assessments, safe systems of work and incidents.
This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1

  • Centre-set and marked assessment of 2 sections. Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:

–  Section 1 Undertake a risk assessment
–  Section 2 Construct a safe system of work

  • This part of the assessment will be subject to external moderation by HABC after being initially marked by the Nominated Tutor.

Part 2

  • Examination consisting of 2 sections with a total duration of 2.5 hours.
  • Section 1 contains 30 multiple-choice questions. Total marks available in this section are 30.
  • Section 2 contains 6 longer written questions from which the learner answers 4 of their choice. Total marks available in this section are 70.

Learners must achieve a pass in both parts of the assessment in order to achieve the qualification.

This qualification is graded PassMerit or Distinction and the learner’s grade will be determined by the total combined mark achieved from both sections of the examination.

Learners will achieve a Pass at 60% overall, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.

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