1. Understand the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
1.1 Outline the main legal framework and laws relating to health and safety at work
1.2 Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer
1.3 Describe the sources and nature of information that demonstrate compliance and best practice with health and safety requirements
1.4 Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated
1.5 Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’
1.6 Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work
2. Understand the benefits of using a safety management system.
2.1 Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health
2.2 Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system
2.3 Outline the benefits of using a safety management system
3. Understand the principles of risk assessment.
3.1 Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work
3.2 Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used
3.3 State where specific risk assessments maybe required
3.4 State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment
4. Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards.
4.1 Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organizational factors
4.2 Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards
4.3 Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control