Upon completion of this course, candidates will be able to:
- identify common and obvious hazards in the workplace, and be able to recommend remedial actions;
- investigate accidents (including near misses), and make logical, cost-effective recommendations to prevent recurrence;
- identify the main items of health and safety legislation that apply to workplaces;
- recognize the human and organizational problems that must be overcome to achieve a safe and health environment;
- use information sources to advise managers on safety matters.
The course comprises 2 units; Unit WHS1: Workplace Safety Foundations
- Element 1: Foundations of Health & Safety;
- Element 2: Responsibility for Health & Safety;
- Element 3: Health & Safety Risk Assessment and Control;
- Element 4: Work Equipment Health & Safety;
- Element 5: Transport Safety.
- Element 6: Electrical Safety.
- Element 7: Fire Safety.
- Element 8: Manual Handling and Repetitive Activities.
- Element 9: Hazardous Substances.
- Element 10: Health & Safety in the Working Environment.
Unit WHS2: Risk Assessment Activity
- This involves the student conducting a risk assessment on a workplace task that with which they are familliar. A completed risk assessment will be handed in to the tutor upon course completion for marking.
- The primary method of learning will be via guided study and exercises to develop the knowledge and skills required for the final assessment.
- Considerable use will be made of videos and slide shows
- Homework will be set at the end of every day, which will require 45-90 minutes work per evening on aspects of thier risk assessment project.
- Delegates' progress will be monitored through continuous assessment and evening work.
- All participants will be required to carry out a risk assessment of a task with which they are familiar within their workplace area, and will consider the hazards present, people affected and remedial actoun recommended.
- A further one hour, 40 questions, multiple-choice examination will be sat on the final day.
- The pass mark on both elements of the assessment is 60% and the grade awarded is either pass or fail. Re-sits will be available for those that fail.
- The course tutors will mark the risk assessments in accordance with NEBOSH criteria and NEBOSH will mark the multiple-choice examination paper. Results will be advised within one month of the examination date by NEBOSH.
Each delegate will recieve a course manual, which is designed to follow and complement the NEBOSH syliabus. In addition BSS reference books will be available for individual and group work. Please Note: This NEBOSH Award is a new concept and is on ‘pilot' at this time, with BSS being one of the very few organizations chosen by NEBOSH to trial it.