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QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit QNUK web site

What is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course?

Category: Health-and-Safety
Level: Beginner

The - QNUK Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) qualification is aimed at those entering the workplace, potentially for the first time.

This is a qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

This qualification comprises a single unit.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 4

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 4


Who is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course designed for?

The QNUK Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) qualification is the ideal introduction to understanding the principles of health and safety in the workplace. This qualification is typically undertaken by those with no previous qualifications or experience of health and safety. The qualification is perfect for young adults as a part of an alternative curriculum, or by those entering or re-entering the workforce.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course cover?

Learning outcome Assessment Criterion

  • Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
  • State what is meant by health and safety at work.
  • Define the key terms used in health and safety.
  • State the main legal responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
  • Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace.
  • Identify common hazards and risks with reference to:
    • Slips trips and falls
    • Working at heights
    • Manual handling
    • Hazardous substances
    • Machinery and vehicles
    • Electricity
    • Fire
    • Stress
  • Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect health and safety.
  • Outline the benefits of maintaining a tidy, well organised workplace.
  • State the importance of maintaining suitable environmental conditions.
  • Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided.
  • Identify the different classes of health and safety signage.
  • Understand the requirements for workplace procedures.
  • Explain the need for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous events and near misses.
  • Outline first - aid provision requirements in the workplace.
  • Identify the types and uses of personal protective equipment
  • Outline the importance of personal hygiene.
How is the QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course assessed?

There is a single multiple choice question paper. Learners must achieve a minimum of 70% to pass.

This qualification is available to those over 14 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

QNUK - Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course dates and locations