Health & Safety Level 2

The HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Qualification Overview

The Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at all employees. It is intended for learners already in workplaces and those who are preparing to start or return to work. It is also very useful for young persons to raise their ability to identify and understand hazards when preparing for work experience and into employment.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that health and safety is the responsibility of everyone within a business, its contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.
It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Qualification Structure

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end of this document.

Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification.
This qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.

Assessment Guidance

This qualification is assessed through a 30-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.

Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.

The learner will cover the following:
  • Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety
  • Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards
  • Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace

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