In the end of the training the trainees should be able to:
Outline the scope and nature of workplace health and safety
Identify the reasons for practicing good standards of health and safety
Identify the key internal and external sources of health and safety information.
Outline the health and safety role and responsibilities of relevant parties
Outline the key features of a system to effectively manage health and safety
Outline how accidents are caused and the role and function of accident recording and investigation
Identify the methods of improving health and safety performance.
Outline the aim and objectives of risk assessment and give examples of common hazards
Explain what constitutes an adequate risk assessment
Outline the stages of risk assessment
Outline the general principles for controlling health and safety risks
Identify common safety signs.
Identify the general health and safety requirements for work equipment
Identify the main hazards and controls for work equipment.
Identify the hazards presented by the movement of vehicles in the workplace and the appropriate control measures.´
Identify the hazards associated with the use of electricity in the workplace
Identify the control measures that need to be taken when working with electrical systems or using electrical equipment.
Outline the common fire hazards in the workplace
Identify the benefits of adequate fire risk assessment and the matters which should be addressed when undertaking a basic fire risk assessment
Outline the basic principles of fire prevention and fire controls in the workplace.
Identify the hazards from manual handling and repetitive physical activities
Identify ways of controlling risks from manual handling and ergonomic risks.
Identify the forms of, classification of and routes of entry for hazardous substances
Outline the sources of information to be considered when undertaking an assessment of the health risks from substances commonly encountered in the workplace
Identify the controls that should be used to reduce the risk of ill-health from exposure to hazardous substances.
Identify the common welfare and work environment requirements, hazards and controls in the workplace
Identify the hazards to pedestrians in the workplace and the appropriate control measures
Identify the common psycho-social hazards which may be encountered in the workplace, the persons affected and control measures
Identify the health effects associated with exposure to noise and vibration and the appropriate control measures
Identify the requirements for, and effective provision of, first aid in the workplace.
Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of the unit HSW1 syllabus, by successful completion of a risk assessment in the candidate’s own workplace
To prioritise proposed control measures and include an appropriate review date for the risk assessment.