Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace

Health and safety in the workplace encompasses a wide range of duties and initiatives aimed at maintaining a safe working environment. Most accidents happen as a result of carelessness or a lack of knowledge and the key to improvement is increased awareness of Health and Safety on everybody's part.

Millions of days of work are lost each year as a result of workplace illness and injury and thousands of people die from occupational illnesses. According to the HSE, 1.4 million workers suffered from a work-related illness in 2017/2018 and 144 workers were killed.
Statistics show 30.7 million days were lost to workplace illness and injury, and the cost to the economy for such injuries in 2016/17 was around £15 billion. All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt at work or ill through work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must help.

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Course Overview:

TRN's Level 1 Award in Principles of Health and Safety in the Workplace course is designed to raise awareness of health and safety and is applicable to anyone entering a work environment. It is essential that everyone is aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public who might be affected by their actions. The qualification covers the importance of health and safety in the workplace, hazards and risks, workplace conditions that can affect health and safety and the requirements for workplace procedures.

Mandatory Units:

  • Understanding Health and Safety in the Workplace


Average Duration:

4 hours