Understand roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace.
Learning Outcome 1: Indicative Content
Learners need to show they understand that employers and employees share responsibility for the safety of everyone in the workplace.
Employer responsibilities may include:
- providing a safe and secure working environment
- providing safe access in the workplace
- providing information on how to maintain a safe and secure environment
- keeping records about safety issues
Employee responsibilities may include:
- following procedures e.g. wearing appropriate PPE
- reporting safety issues to the appropriate person
- taking responsibility for own actions
- undertaking risk assessments
Consequences of non-compliance may include:
- serious injury
- workplace paying fines or closure
Employers must provide health and safety training for employees e.g. fire safety, lifting and handling, procedures e.g. infection control
Ways to communicate health and safety information may include:
- on-line training
- leaflets, posters
- face-to-face training sessions
Outline employers’ and employees’ duties in relation to health, safety and welfare at work.
Outline the consequences of non-compliance with health and safety legislation.
Outline the requirements for training and competence in the workplace.
Outline the ways in which health and safety information can be communicated.