Award in Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Level 2 (RQF)


The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires employers to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees.

Providing Health and Safety at Work training and information helps employers to:

  • Ensure that employees know how to work safely and without risks to health.
  • Develop a positive Health and Safety culture, where safe and healthy working becomes second nature to everyone.
  • Meet their legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees

This course will benefit learners through developing their health and safety awareness in a health and social care environment to make sure they are keeping themselves, and the people they are caring for, safe.



The course is taught over 7 hours and includes a mixture of individual, group, theory and practical lessons including appropriate training aids. The course includes a theory assessment (multiple choice and short answer question paper). Some individual study time outside of the course is recommended.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the standards for health, safety and welfare in social care workplaces
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Understand how to identify and control hygiene hazards
  • Understand the importance of good personal hygiene
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a clean working environment

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