HABC Level 1 Award in Principles of Health & Safety in the Workplace

Qualification Overview:

The Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) is a qualification intended for learners working in any environment, including Retail, Manufacturing, Food premises and the Care environment. It is also suitable for those who are returning to work or starting work for the first time.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that Health and Safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, including contractors, visitors and suppliers.

Assessment Guidance:

This qualification is assessed through a 15-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15.

Unit 1: Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace:

1. Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace

1.1 State what is meant by health and safety at work
1.2 Define the key terms used in health and safety
1.3 State the main legal responsibilities of employers and employees with respect to health, safety and welfare in the workplace

2. Understand the scope of hazards and risks in the workplace

2.1 Indicate the hazards and risks with reference to:

3. Understand the range of workplace conditions that can affect health and safety

3.1 Identify the benefits of maintaining a tidy, well organised workplace
3.2 State the importance of maintaining suitable environmental conditions
3.3 Outline the welfare facilities that should be provided
3.4 Identify the different classes of health and safety signage

4. Understand the requirements for workplace procedures

4.1 Explain the need for reporting accidents, ill health, dangerous events and near misses
4.2 Identify the purpose of first-aid provision
4.3 Identify the types and uses of personal protective equipment
4.4 Outline the importance of personal hygiene