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Highfield - Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Highfield Qualifications (Highfield). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
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What is the Highfield - Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course?

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Beginner

The objective of the qualification is to support a role in the workplace.

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. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

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.

Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as being important for developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

The 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.

Who is the Highfield - Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course designed for?

This qualification is 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.

To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 16 years of age or above.

It is recommended that learners already possess a Level 3 Health and Safety qualification and It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy or equivalent.

What subjects does the Highfield - Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course cover?

  • duties and responsibilities
  • health and safety policies
  • developing and implementing risk assessments
  • safe systems of work and incident investigation

How is the Highfield - Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF) course assessed?

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1: Externally set and marked activities. Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:

  • Undertake a risk assessment
  • Construct a safe system of work

Part 2: A 3-hour written examination that contains a case study of a fictional business which outlines its current health and safety standards, policies and procedures.

Learners must successfully complete both parts to achieve the qualification. However, marks from part 2 will be used to determine the learners grade.

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

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