A man's legs next to a banana peel - Health and Safety in the Workplace - Level 1 - Sentinel Laboratories Ltd

Health and Safety in the Workplace - Level 1

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Duration: 3 Hour Course


Who is it for? The Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification intended for delegates working in any environment and those who are returning to work or starting work for the first time. Delegates gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including contractors, visitors and suppliers.

Course Objectives By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Understand the common causes of accidents and the costs to the economy and business
  • Understand how slips, trips and falls cause most major injuries in the workplace
  • Understand the causes and prevention methods associated with slips, trips and falls
  • Understand the importance of reporting unsuitable or damaged PPE to the employer
  • Identify the occupational diseases which PPE can prevent
  • Understand the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them
  • Understand the causes of electrical shock and how this can be prevented
  • Understand the correct way to lift and carry objects
  • Understand how to work from height safety
  • Understand the safe use of work equipment

Topics Covered

  • Legal Responsibilities
  • Accidents
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Protective Clothing
  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Manual Handling
  • Work at Height
  • Work Equipment
  • Workplace and Welfare
  • Safety Signs
  • First Aid
  • Display Screen Equipment

It may seem that the course objectives and topics covered for all Health and Safety courses are exactly the same, this isn't the case. They are all very similar, however they are differentiated by sectors.



Delegates will be assessed at the end of the course by completing a 15-question multiple-choice examination, the duration of which is 30 minutes. Successful delegates must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15, in order to qualify and receive a certificate.

Progression Progression and further learning routes include:

  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health


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