This Qualification helps ensure staff are working to up-to-date standards and best practices within their field, whilst gaining internationally recognised and respected qualifications, with no requirement to have already completed other formal qualifications.
The syllabus omits specific reference to any national legal requirements but, instead, focuses on international standards, in particular ILO codes of practice. In common with the national award, however, the syllabus is structured according to a recognised management framework.
The examination comprises two 2-hour written papers and a practical assessment. Each written paper consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions. All questions are compulsory. The practical assessment consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report.
- Foundations in health and safety
- Health and safety management systems (SMS): Policy
- Health and safety management systems (SMS): Organising
- Health and safety management systems (SMS): Planning
- Health and safety management systems (SMS): Measuring, audit and review
- Workplace hazards and risk control
- Transport hazards and risk control
- Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
- Work equipment hazards and risk control
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
- Physical and psychological health hazards and control