Unit 1 Foundations in Health and Safety Scope and nature of occupational health and safety – Reasons for maintaining and promoting good standards of health and safety in the workplace – Role of national governments and international bodies in formulating a framework for the regulation of health and safety.
Unit 2 Health & Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy Key elements of a health and safety management system – Purpose and importance of setting policy for Health and safety – Key features and appropriate content of an effective health and safety policy.
Unit 3 Health and Safety Management Systems 2 – Organising Introduction – Organisation Health & Safety Roles and Responsibilities of employers, directors, managers, workers and other relevant parties – Concept of Health & Safety Culture and its significance in the management of Health & Safety in an organisation – Human factors that influence behaviour at work – How Health and safety behaviour at work can be improved – Emergency procedures and the arrangements for contacting the emergency services – Requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in workplace.
Unit 4 Health and Safety Management Systems 3 – Planning Importance of planning – Principles and practice of Risk Assessment – General Principles of control and hierarchy, of risk reduction measures – Sources of Health and Safety information – Safe Systems of Work – Permits to Work.
Unit 5 Health and Safety Management Systems 4 – Measuring, Audit and Review Active and Reactive Monitoring – Health and Safety Auditing – Investigating Incidents – Records and Reporting Incidents – Review of Health and Safety Performance. Unit 6 Workplace Hazards and Risk Control Health, Welfare and Work Environment Requirements – Violence at work – Substance Misuse at Work – Movement of people in the workplace – Construction Hazards and Control – Working at Height – Excavations.
Unit 7 Transport Hazards and Risk Control Safe movement of vehicles in the workplace – Driving at work
Unit 8 – Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Control Work-related Upper Limb Disorders – Manual Handling Hazards, Risks and Control Measures – Manually operated load handling equipment – Mechanically operated load handling equipment.
Unit 9 Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Control General Principles for selection, use and maintenance of work equipment – Hazards and Controls for handheld tools – Machinery Hazards – Main control methods for reducing risks from machinery hazards.
Unit 10 Electrical Safety Principles, Hazards and Risks associated with the use of electricity in the workplace – Control Measures. Unit 11 Fire Safety Principles of Fire initiation, classification, spread and some legal standards – Fire Risk Assessment – Fire Prevention and Prevention of Fire spread – Fire alarm system and fire fighting equipment – Evacuation of a workplace. Unit 12 Chemical and biological Health Hazards and Risk Control Forms of, classification of, and health risks from, hazardous substances – Assessment of Health Risks – Workplace Exposure Limits – Control Measures – Specific Agents – Safe handling and storage of waste.
Unit 13 – Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Control Noise – Vibration – Radiation – Stress