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Certificate in Principles  of Manual Handling Read More

Stress Awareness Read More

Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH Read More


Level 1 & 2 Awards in Health and Safety Read More


Level 3 Award in Health and Safety Read More


RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement Read More



Certificate in Principles of Manual Handling

Duration: 1/2 day including multiple-choice exam and practical assessment

Course Introduction

This course is designed for all employees who handle materials, boxes, mail and packages, including both industrial and office workers.

This qualification will benefit anyone who has to carry out any manual handling activities at work by introducing them to the hazards, risks and controls that are available to prevent injury.

This qualification complements the  Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace.

The holder of the  certificate in Manual Handling Principles. will be able to understand:

  • That manual handling operations can be hazardous to health.

  • how manual handling operations can cause injury and harm.

  • the scope of legal requirements with regard to manual handling operations in the workplace.

  • the process for assessing risks from manual handling and the factors that need to be considered in a manual handling risk assessment.

  • the mechanics of movement.

  • how to assess, plan, prepare and conduct manual handling operations.

The Course Covers

  • Introduction to the principles of manual handling

  • Manual handling hazards

  • Legislation and guidance

  • Manual handling risk assessment and controls

  • Manual Handling techniques



Stress Awareness

Duration: ½ day individual self-assessment

Course Introduction

This certificate will raise awareness and prepare employees to look carefully at their own work activities and contribute to the development of strategies to combat work-related stress, in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

Stress is increasingly a factor in working days lost and the overall reduction in employee effectiveness. The  recognises the importance of understanding stress and the guidance required to manage employees effectively to minimise risk.

This qualification complements the CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace.

The holder of the  Stress Awareness will be able to:

  • To identify likely sources of work-related stress.

  • To identify the ranges of symptoms and effects stress can cause.

  • To identify the options available for preventing and controlling stress.

  • To monitor colleagues and themselves in relation to stress at work.

The Course Covers

  • Definition of stress.

  • Identification of basic workplace stressors.

  • Development of basic controls for work-related stressors.

  • Responsibilities imposed under UK legislation.


Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH

Duration: ½ day including multiple-choice exam

Course introduction

This course is designed for those responsible for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) at work, as well as employees who use hazardous substances in manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and offices.

This qualification will prepare employees to contribute to the safer use of hazardous substances in co-operation with their managers and supervisors.

This qualification complements the  Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace by introducing candidates to the inherent risks in substances and controls available.

It is recommended that the delegates have completed a Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace before attending this course.

The holder of the  Level 2 Award in the Principles of COSHH will be able:

  • To identify the hazards associated with those substances.

  • To identify the risks and controls available to deal with the substances.

  • To identify what to expect from a COSSH assessment.

The Course Covers

  • Introduction to COSHH.

  • COSHH Regulations

  • Health Problems related to Hazardous substances

  • Identifying hazardous substances

  • Controlling hazardous substances

  • COSSH assessments



Level 1 & 2 Awards in Health and Safety

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety

Duration: ½ day including exam

Course introduction

This qualification is designed for everyone entering the workplace for the first time- either as a part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment- and those starting a new job. It is designed to ensure candidates are aware of the key health & safety issues and the part that they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm in the workplace. Suggested progression is the Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace

The holder of the  Level 1 Award in Health and Safety will:

  • Understand the importance of health & safety in the workplace.

  • Identify the hazards and risks related to the workplace.

  • Understand workplace health and safety procedures.

The Course Covers

  • Introduction to health and safety and its importance

  • The scope of workplace hazards and risks

  • The range of workplace conditions

  • Workplace procedures- reporting, protective clothing, first aid etc


Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

Duration: 6hrs including exam

Course introduction

This course is designed for anyone in a work environment. It is designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.

Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplace conditions as well as the right systems and methods for safe activities. Nevertheless employees also have a vital part to play in the equation. They need the right attitude, which demands proper training in the basics of health & safety, as well as specific training for individual tasks.

This qualification can be tailored to business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose. Suggested progression is the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace.

The holder of the  Level 2 Award in Health and Safety will:

  • Understand the Principles of health & safety.

  • Understand the importance of risk assessment as a technique for accident and ill health prevention.

  • Understand the responsibilities placed on employers and employees.

  • Understand the hazards, risks, and main causes of harm to workers.

  • Understand the importance of following systems, procedures and rules.

  • Understand how individual action can reduce risks to health and safety

  • Appreciate how workplace equipment and task design affect health & safety


Level 3 Award in Health and Safety

Duration: 2.5 day including multiple-choice exam

Course introduction

The Level 3 Award in Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace is a Qualification aimed at Supervisors and Managers. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

This qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls. It also details the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.

Accidents and illness can result in disability, death or incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business, and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its syllabus areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace

The candidates are assessed by an examination paper consisting of 60 multiple choice questions to be completed in two hours under examination conditions

Suggested progression is the Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the workplace.

The holder of the Level 3 Award in Health and Safety will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the main concepts of health and safety

  • Show awareness of the benefits of health and safety culture

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management in health and safety

  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety control and improvement strategies available to supervisors

The course covers

  • The terminology used in respect of health and safety

  • The benefits of ensuring high standards of health and safety in the workplace

  • The principles of risk assessment and its role in a health and safety management system

  • Key aspects of the UK legal system for health and safety and enforcement practices

  • How to identify and control common workplace hazards

  • The role of personal protective equipment in reducing risk

  • The requirements for welfare provision in the workplace

  • How to promote a positive health and safety culture

  • The importance of consultation and good communication on health and safety

  • The need to keep records relating to health and safety matters

  • The means of monitoring the effectiveness of control measures

  • The role of training in motivating safe behaviour and adherence to health and safety procedures

  • The supervisor’s role in ensuring compliance with legal and organisational requirements with respect to health and safety.



RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement

Duration: 1 Day including exam

Course introduction

The government white paper choosing healthy: Making healthy choices easier (2004) identified the need for a new role of NHS health trainer to be established to advise, motivate and support individuals to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

This short RIPH level 2 award has been developed in support of the wider health trainer role identified in the white paper, for which level 3 qualifications are being developed by other bodies.

This award provides an introduction into the fundamentals of health and well being, of barriers to making a change of lifestyle and of how to help people to make changes to improve their health.

Who is it aimed at?

It is relevant to target groups across a range of community and organisation settings. Organisations with an interest in the health and well being of their workforce and customer/client groups will find this RIPH level 2 awards invaluable.

It provides a way of equipping key staff with basic health advice and methods of support, which they can then use to inform and assist colleagues and/or customers.

The award is mapped to relevant elements of the National Occupational Standards for Health Trainers and is therefore also appropriate as a stand alone stepping stone for those aspiring to become health trainers.

Range of Settings

  • Health Sector (hospitals, surgeries)

  • Care Sector (care homes, residential homes)

  • Local Authorities

  • Prisons

  • Leisure and fitness industry

  • Education sector (schools, colleges, universities, youth workers)

  • Retail Sector (Pharmacies, supermarkets, health food shops)

  • Other public services (police, fire, armed forces)

  • Large corporate employers (workforce support and welfare)

Outcomes Summary

The candidates will know and understand:

  • The importance and benefits to public health of promoting health and well being in the work place and community settings including Basic concepts of Health

  • Factors that support health improvement and factors that create barriers including inequalities, communication barriers, and how to overcome these barriers

  • Principles used in health behaviour change and maintenance and how to apply e.g. setting smart goals.

  • The responsibilities associated with handling confidential and sensitive information, including the policies and procedures relating to confidentiality (Broad terms only)

  • Methods that may be used to evaluate a programme to promote healthier lifestyles.

This award provides individuals with the underpinning knowledge and understanding necessary to work effectively in helping people who need support and encouragement to make positive changes in their lives, including how to help them access further assistance (in, for example, identifying barriers to change, and setting goals) towards the objective of adopting and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

There are no pre- course entry requirements. It is recommended that candidates for this award have good oral communication skills, basic standards of literacy and numeracy.

The course is assessed by a short multiple-choice exam (45 mins).

Holders of this qualification may wish to progress to a level 3 qualification in any of the broad fields of health and social care, education, health improvement, community development or the public services.




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