Level 2 Award In Health And Safety

This is no prior qualifications required. However, it’s a legal requirement for employers to provide health and safety training to their staff.

Course Content

The level 2 Certificate is designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customer’s contractors and the public.
The main objectives of the course are:

  • Legislation
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Welfare
  • The workplace and workplace equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Hazardous substances
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Noise and vibration


The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is designed for all employee’s and can be tailored to suite business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose. The qualification has been designed to meet the needs of those who are entering the workplace for the first time, either as part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment, by providing an awareness of key health and safety issues and the part that they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm at work. It will also benefit those who are starting a new job – as part of an induction programme.

Course Benefits include:

  • Promotes good practice and safer working environments
  • Can help to reduce insurance premiums and minimize the risk of litigation
  • Valued by environmental health professionals
  • Developed to nationally recognized standards
  • Accredited training extends the duration of employment and reduces recruitment costs

Structure and learning Objectives

The main Learning Objectives include:

  • Understand the principles of health & 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 risk to health and safety
  • Appreciate how workplace design affect health and safety


The Level 2 Certificate is knowledge-based and will be assessed by means of an external assessment. Each unit is assessed by means of a 30 question, multi-choice examination


Six hour (one day) programme

Course Costs

Course Fee from £55.00 +VAT per candidate. This includes; Examination fee, registration fee and health and safety first principles 2nd edition workbook.
1-5 candidates £450 (+VAT)
6-10 candidates £550 (+VAT)
11-15 candidates £650 (+VAT)

What Next?

  • Level 3 Award in Health and Safety
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH Certificate Level 3

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