Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
20 hours

Assessment Guidance



To develop learners understanding of health and safety in the workplace including roles and responsibilities, legislation, risks and hazards, protocols and reporting procedures.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Outline employers’ and employees’ duties relating to health, safety and welfare at work. 

  • 1.2

    Outline the consequences for non-compliance with health and safety legislation.

  • 1.3

    Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace.

  • 1.4

    Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated.


Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Define the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • 2.2
    Outline the process for carrying out a risk assessment
  • 2.3
    Describe how risk assessment can be used to reduce accidents and ill health at work


Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Describe the hazards that may be found in a range of workplaces.

  • 3.2

    Describe how hazards can cause harm or damage to people, work processes, the workplace and the environment.

  • 3.3

    Describe the principle of the risk control hierarchy.

  • 3.4

    List examples of risk controls for common workplace hazards.


Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    State the common causes of workplace accidents and ill health.

  • 4.2

    Identify the actions that might need to be taken following an incident in the workplace.

  • 4.3

    List the arrangements that should be in place in a workplace for emergencies and first aid.

  • 4.4

    Outline why it is important to record all incidents, accidents and ill health.