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Level 2 Award In Health And Safety In The Workplace

This qualification provides a good introduction to health and safety that ensures employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors, and the public.

Designed for

Anyone in a work environment. 


This course provides an overall awareness of key health and safety issues, ensuring that employees understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules. 

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks. 

Aims and Objectives

  • Understanding the principles of health and safety and accident prevention
  • Ability to contribute to any health and safety management system
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention
  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees
  • Understand the hazard, risk and main causes of harm to workers (manual handling, hazardous substances, exposure to noise and vibration)
  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety
  • Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety


The programme covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to health and safety
  • Health and safety law
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • The workplace and work equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Hazardous substances
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Working at height
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Noise and vibration

Duration: 1 day

Course materials

Provided on the course is a copy of the CIEH course book which includes:

  • Concise and user-friendly content
  • Images and graphics to support key points
  • Colour-coded sections to aid navigation
  • ‘Test your knowledge’ questions at the end of each section to reinforce learning
  • Glossary containing the definitions of key terms


Multiple choice examination.

Successful participants will be awarded a CIEH certificate.

The CIEH recommend refresher training every 3 years.

You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching at our prestigious Midlands venue, we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services if you have a number of delegates who require this award.  We have a method of study that suits your preferred study style, availability and commitments.



£45 + VAT per delegate


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ACT Head Office
ACT Associates Ltd Victoria House 32 Lower High Street Stourbridge DY8 1TA

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