L2 Health & Safety in the Workplace

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Level: 2

Guided learning hours: 9

CPD Points: 9



This course is designed for learners wishing to develop their basic knowledge and understanding of the role of workplace health and safety, including those with responsibilities for monitoring and minimising risk in their workplace.

This Level 2 training course is suitable for workers of all abilities and is intended to be as a ‘foundation’ level course, designed to maintain learners’ health and safety knowledge.


By law, a basic knowledge of health and safety is essential for all employees in all industries to ensure that workplace risks are recognised and managed effectively.

The Level 2 Health and Safety in the workplace course is designed to provide employees with the requisite knowledge, or refresher training, needed in order provide a safe working environment for the organisation. This level includes an understanding of legal responsibilities, accident prevention and an overview of some of the critical areas of workplace health and safety.

Everyone in the workplace, no matter the industry, is required to take sufficient and appropriate health and safety training.

Under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers must provide training for their employees to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, their health and safety at work.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 identify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, including:

  • Training for recruits.
  • Training for when people change jobs or take on extra responsibilities.
  • Training for young, more vulnerable employees.
  • Refresher training where existing skills need updating.
  • The Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1990 also state that health and safety law must cover learners doing work experience and so will also require training.

This CPD Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace course ensures that the company is complying with these laws by providing an adequate level of information suitable for all employees.


After this course, learners will:

  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
    • Outline employers and employees duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work
    • Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation
    • Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace
    • Outline how health and safety information can be communicated
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
    • Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk.’
    • Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
    • Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work
  • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
    • Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces
    • Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment
    • Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy
    • List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards
    • Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
    • State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health
    • Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace
    • List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid
    • Outline why it is essential to record all incidents, accidents and ill health


After the course competition, the learners will have access to the exam questions.

The minimum pass mark is 80%.