L3 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

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This course provides progression from the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety and is intended principally for those who work in a supervisory or managerial role. Individuals gaining this qualification will achieve a wide range of knowledge of health and safety law, the hazards present in a workplace and how to implement useful and necessary controls. Learners will also be equipped with the skills needed for the adequate supervision of staff. It also focuses on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business, which is an invaluable resource for those taking the qualification.


The qualification provides learners with a thorough understanding of health and safety, especially the importance of monitoring staff and controls. The objectives of the qualification include: meeting relevant programmes of learning, supporting a role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in knowledge.

There are no other formal entry requirements. However, it is recommended that learners have a minimum of Level 2 in numeracy/literacy.


To complete the TQUK Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF), learners must complete the one mandatory unit below:

Unit reference Unit title Level GLH Credit
K/602/1647 Health and Safety in the Workplace 3 30 3

After this course, learners will:

  1. Understand the requirements for health, safety, and welfare in the workplace
  • Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
  • Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
  • Describe the sources and nature of the information that demonstrate compliance and best practice with health and safety requirements
  • Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
  • Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health
  • Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work

2.Understand the benefits of using a safety management system

  • Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
  • Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system
  • Outline the benefits of using a safety management system
  1. Understand the principles of risk assessment
  • Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
  • Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
  • State where specific risk assessments may be required
  • State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment
  1. Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards
  • Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors
  • Explain how injuries, ill health, and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
  • Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control
  1. Understand how to manage the effects of accidents and incidents
  • Describe the actions that need to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace
  • Describe how simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate and root causes


The assessment consists in different assignments.