Level 1 Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 1 Health and Safety in the Workplace OFQUAL RQF training course




This Level 1 Health and Safety awarenes course has been designed to provide delegates with a general understanding of Health and Safety issues in the workplace.  This course provides delegates with an understanding of current health and safety rules and regulations and explains the responsibilities of both the employer and employees.

Delegates will also learn how to deal with reporting of any accidents or incidents, should they occur. This Level 1 qualification is an introduction to health and safety in the workplace and can form part of an employee’s induction programme or a basis for a learner wishing to gain higher levels of training in this area. This  qualification provides learners with a basic knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace under UK health and safety legislation ensuring that the working environment is safe and healthy.



The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours should be delivered over a minimum of half a day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 2 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.  The class ratio for this qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor.



Course content 

  • Health, safety and welfare standards
  • Duties of employers
  • Duties of employees
  • Workplace welfare arrangements
  • Hazards and risks
  • Risk assessments
  • Importance of following procedures at work
  • Controlling risk in the workplace
  • Main causes and effects of poor health and safety at work
  • Main causes of workplace injury
  • Main causes of workplace ill health
  • Reasons why accidents occur
  • Effects of accidents at work
  • Reporting of accidents and near misses
  • Health and safety information communication
  • Main safety signs and signals
  • Sources of health and safety information
  • Notifying health and safety concerns to the employer




Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.



The qualification is assessed by a written assessment. A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred. The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing open and/or  multiple choice questions .





Level 1 RQF  certificates   for the successful   delegates  will be posted  from an OFQUAL regulated Awarding Body to the course organiser.   The qualification does not have an expiry date but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital.


Important Information


Please note that the candidates should have satisfactory English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete any assessments.


Please also note that  ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.

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