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Certificate in Health and Safety (Level 2)

Course Overview

Health and Safety Course Online

Every year, accidents and injuries in the workplace not only affect the lives of thousands of workers, but cost the economy tens of millions of pounds.  Now more than ever, the world as a whole is becoming increasingly health and safety conscious when it comes to both working conditions and the specific role each member of the workforce plays in facilitating and maintaining the safest possible working environment. 

Work Place Health and Safety Certificate Online : Course Details

Health and Safety Course Online,  offers a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the subject, for those with an interest in either building or contributing to the maintenance of a strong workplace safety culture.  To successfully promote and manage safety is to save the business time, money and the threat of both serious reputational damage and downtime.  Perhaps more importantly, commitment to health and safety in the workplace builds loyalty, drive and motivation among the workforce, further benefiting output and the brand’s overall bottom line.

Over the course of five units, candidates are guided through all essential workplace health and safety considerations including hazard identification and reduction, the establishment of a workplace safety committee, an introduction to personal protective equipment (PPE), the importance of a proactive approach to workplace safety and ultimately how to prepare and implement a professional health and safety plan.

Course Syllabus

Work Place Safety Certificate: Key Topics

This Health and Safety Course Online, consists of the following units:

Unit 1 – Safety in the Work Place - An Introduction

In the first course unit, candidates are introduced health and safety as a core contemporary workplace concept.  What exactly it means to build and maintain a safety culture is explored in-depth, along with the value of establishing a safety committee and what should be discussed during the committee’s first meeting.  A variety of essential governing bodies and health and safety resources are also introduced.

Unit 2 – Identifying Hazards

The practical identification of hazards represents the primary theme of Unit 2, which investigates a variety of different types of common hazards along with th difference between a hazard and a risk.  A concept of the professional risk assessment is also introduced, along with a series of effective techniques for identifying both hazards and risks.

Unit 3 – Resolving Hazards

Course content in the third unit continues with an exploration of hazard resolution techniques and theory, incorporating an introduction to the purpose and importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace.  Candidates also investigate engineering controls and safe working practices.

Unit 4 – Taking Proactive Measures

The importance of taking a proactive approach to health and safety in the workplace represents the primary focus of Unit 4. Essential teachings include the identification of groups at risk, factoring health and safety into the hiring process, addressing workers with personal problems and brief discussions of both immigrant workers and adult learning.

Unit 5 – Preparing and Implementing a Safety Plan.

In the final course unit, candidates are provided with an in-depth introduction to the preparation and implementation of professional workplace health and safety plans.  Course content covers the various key elements of a safety plan, how to write and implement the plan, appropriate responses to incidents in the workplace, incident investigation techniques and how to review workplace safety programs.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £360 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £80

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £28

Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £300


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Brentwood Open Learning College have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood Open Learning College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

Health and safety is one of the few subjects everybody in every workplace should study. However, those who demonstrate dedication and proactivity by taking non-mandatory customer service courses always stand out in the eyes of decision-makers. It’s not simply about contributing to a safe workplace, but rather showing your drive, ambition and commitment to ongoing personal development. This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become a significantly more valuable human resource in absolutely any career you pursue.

Who Should Take This Course?
  • All members of the workforce in any setting
  • Anyone in need of a high-quality health and safety refresher course
  • Supervisors, managers, team leaders and business owners
  • Jobseekers looking to stand out to recruiters
  • Anyone looking to set up their own business

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Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
125 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
There is no particular entry requirement for this course.

Start Date

  • Study the essential basics of workplace health and safety
  • Learn how to effectively identify and resolve hazards
  • Discover how and why preventative action is always preferable
  • Learn how to prepare and implement a health and safety plan
  • A course suitable for any employee in any workplace setting 

Pay Online

Course Cost

£ 300

£ 360

£ 60