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HABC Level 1 Awards Health and Safety
The HABC Level 1 Awards in Health and Safety have been developed to ensure that employees are equipped with a basic knowledge of health and safety in their workplace, including the duties under UK health and safety legislation.
The qualifications need no former knowledge of Health and Safety and is therefore ideal as part of a company health and safety induction programme, but it could also form part of ongoing refresher training designed to improve the health and safety culture in a workplace.
The qualification will suit a diverse group of students including those from large multinationals to small businesses. Candidates could also use the qualification as part of relevant courses being taken in schools and colleges.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
This qualification focuses on the importance of maintaining health and safety and ensuring that employee actions reduce risks in the workplace. Candidates will gain a sound first level understanding of all aspects of health and safety including legislation, fire procedures, chemical safety, manual handling and personal protective equipment. Ideal as an introduction to general health and safety for any environment.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Manufacturing
This qualification focuses on the importance of maintaining health and safety in a manufacturing environment. Candidates will understand the hazards associated with operating dangerous equipment, handling hazardous goods and moving and handling products. The importance of machinery guards, cut out switches and other safety devices will be understood. The importance of following company health and safety rules and procedures will be understood.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Retail
This qualification focuses on the importance of maintaining health and safety in the retail sector and the role employees need to play to ensure the safety of themselves, colleagues and customers in store. Candidates will learn the importance of lifting and handling goods properly and the procedures to follow in emergency situations with particular focus on customer safety. The importance of following company health and safety rules and procedures will be understood.
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety for Carers
This qualification focuses on the importance of maintaining health and safety in the care sector. An understanding of how to contribute to safely moving and handling individuals and the health and safety of individuals in their daily living will be gained. The importance of the maintenance of a safe and clean environment in a variety of settings will be understood. The necessity to follow company health and safety rules and procedures will also be understood.
Please see below for further information about each of the HABC accredited Health and Safety courses we offer: