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Health and Safety Level 1

Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

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Distance Learning


Course content

  • 1. State what is meant by Health and Safety and why it is important.
  • 2. Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • 3. Describe the risk assessment processes and list two specific examples.
  • 4. List at least three legal responsibilities of employees and employers.
  • 5. Describe how Health and Safety law is enforced.


This course covers the importance of Health and Safety within a workplace, the responsibilities of employers, employees and those self-employed. It explores what risk assessments are, the need for these and other provisions as well as the law surrounding Health and Safety.

Course content:

Understand the current legal requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

Understand the benefits of using a safety management system.

Understand the principles of risk assessement.

Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards.

Understand how to manage the effects of accidents and incidents.


  • No entry requirements.

What do I need to do this course?

Access to the Internet and use of a laptop or tablet.

The ability to send an email and search for information on the internet.

Good basic level of English and can write in sentences.

Be able to study at least 2 - 5 hours a week to complete the course work.

Teaching Methods

  • Guidance work booklets are provided along with regular contact with the tutor via a range of methods suitable for you, email, phone, web chats and tutorials..

    How is your progress checked?

    You will send your work to the tutor for marking at regular intervals. The tutor will give then you feedback on your work as well as any areas for improvement or any additional knowledge you may need to research to meet the unit criteria


Course details

  • Tutor: Alison Bonnell
  • Time: N/A
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Full fee: Free
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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