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CIEH Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designed to make candidates aware of the key health and safety issues and the part that they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm in the workplace.

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone entering the workplace for the first time – either as part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment – and those starting a new job, as part of their induction programme.

Why is this training important?

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide health and safety training to employees. The CIEH Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides a starting point from which more detailed health and safety training (e.g. Level 2) or job-specific training can follow.

 

CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public. This qualification can be tailored to business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose.

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone in a work environment.

Why is this training important?

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right knowledge and the right attitude which demands proper training in the basics of health and safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

Learning outcomes

·         Understanding the principles of health and 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 risks to health and safety

·         Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health and safety

Duration: One-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference: 100/5914/3
Prerequisite: None
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CIEH Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH

This qualification complements the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace by introducing candidates to the inherent risks in substances and the controls available.

Who needs this qualification?

Designed for those responsible for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) at work, as well as employees who use hazardous substances in manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and offices.

Why is this training important?

This qualification will prepare employees to contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Learning outcomes

·       Identify the hazards associated with those substances

·       Identify the risks and controls available to deal with the substances

·       Identify what to expect from a COSHH assessment

 

DurationHalf-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination Click here for example questions


Prerequisite: Recommended but not essential: CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace or equivalent.

 

CIEH Certificate in Stress Awareness

This qualification complements the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace. It seeks to advise and guide those interested in protecting themselves and their workforce from the damaging effects of stress.

Who needs this qualification?

Appropriate for all employees, especially those:

·     dealing with the public

·     working to targets or deadlines

·     providing services

·     training

·     supervising or managing

Why is this training important?

Stress is increasingly a factor in working days lost and the overall reduction in employee effectiveness. The CIEH recognises the importance of understanding stress and the guidance required to manage employees effectively to minimise risk.

This certificate will prepare employees to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of strategies to combat work-related stress, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Learning outcomes

·     Identify likely sources of work-related stress

·     Identify the range of symptoms and effects stress can cause

·     Identify the options available for preventing and controlling stress

Duration: Half-day programme
Assessment: Individual self-assessment

 

CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in Health & Social Care

Based on the first part of the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and the CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene, this qualification provides candidates with a good understanding and knowledge of health and safety in the health and social care sector. This qualification also has the flexibility to suit differing client needs.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in hospitals and care homes in the public and private sectors.

Why is this training important?

Following the Department of Health code of practice, everyone involved in care provision needs the adequate training to tackle the risk of Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI).

Learning outcomes

·     Appreciate the nature of health and safety in a health and social care context

·     Understand the scope of legislative requirements

·     Understand the principles of accident prevention

·     Understand employees’ and employers’ health and safety responsibilities

·     Understand the main risks and hazards for patients, clients and carers

Duration: Two half-day programmes or a one-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference: 500/4750/4
Prerequisite: None

 

CIEH Level 2 Award in Hygiene in Health & Social Care

In the UK over a million people are employed as carers and millions more provide informal care and support for relatives and friends.

This CIEH qualification is designed as an introduction to hygiene, ensuring that vulnerable people are not exposed to unnecessary risks.

Who needs this qualification?

Employees who have already received basic health and safety training and would benefit from additional focused training in hygiene hazards and controls. This would include carers and others who provide cleaning and support services in a broad range of contexts, such as:

·     hospitals

·     care homes

·     patients’/clients’ own homes

Why is this training important?

The Department of Health has drawn up a code of practice acknowledging that everyone involved in care provision needs training to tackle the risk of Health Care Acquired Infection (HCAI).

Learning outcomes

·     Understand the terminology used in good hygiene practice

·     Understand the concepts of hygiene hazards and how the risks can be controlled

·     Understand the importance of good personal hygiene

·     Recognise the need for high standards of hygiene and the importance of cleaning

Successful candidates will gain exemption from attending part of the CIEH Level 2

Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.

Duration: Half-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination

 

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

This new qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

Why is this training important?

This CIEH Level 2 Award Principles in Risk Assessment was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

Learning outcomes

·     Ability to contribute both to the maintenance of a safe work environment and to the process of formal risk assessment

·     Understand the legal requirements for risk assessment

·     Understand the principles of risk assessment including:

- hazards, risks and control measures

- the five steps of risk assessment

- the hierarchy of control

- risk assessment review and record keeping.

Duration: One-day training programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
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Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference: 500/3518/6
Prerequisite: Recommended but not essential: CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace  

 

CIEH Level 3 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace

This qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls. It also details the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.

Who needs this qualification?

Everyone working in a supervisory position.

Why is this training important?

Accidents and illness can result in disability, death or incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.

Learning outcomes

·     Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts of health and safety

·     Show awareness of the benefits of health and safety culture

·     Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management in health and safety

·     Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety control and improvement strategies available to supervisors

Duration: Three-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference: 500/3746/8
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of health and safety issues such as the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification or equivalent.