Level 4 Certificate in
Health and Safety
in the Workplace
5 Day Course
Certificate valid for 3 years
recommended every 3 years
Course Body Title
This qualification is aimed at supervisors and managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management. The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.
Learners 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 subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as being important for developing safe working procedures in the workpla
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed in two parts:
Part 1: Externally set and marked activities. Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:
- Undertake a risk assessment
- Construct a safe system of work
Part 2: A 3-hour written examination that contains a case study of a fictional business which outlines its current health and safety standards, policies and procedures.
Learners must successfully complete both parts to achieve the qualification. However, marks from part 2 will be used to determine the learners grade. Learners will achieve a Pass at 60%, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.
Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others in relation to health and safety at work;
Understand the process by which health and safety is managed in an organisation;
Understand procedures for developing and implementing risk assessment;
Understand procedures for developing and implementing safe systems of work; and
Know how to review health and safety across an organisation.