Health and safety in the workplace qualification overview
The OAL Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides learners with a thorough understanding of health and safety, especially the importance of monitoring staff and controls. The objectives of the qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning, supporting a role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning.
The qualification introduces the requirements for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy. It is aimed at any one working in a supervisory position.
The supervisor has an important role in influencing, monitoring and training employees in order to reduce the frequency of accidents and illness. They also are in a good position to ensure that managers are supported in raising health and safety standards.
Who is the qualification for?
The qualification will benefit everyone working in a supervisory position. Accidents and illness can result in disability, death or incapacity for work. The supervisor is in an ideal position to influence, monitor and train employees. They can also ensure that managers are informed, persuaded, encouraged or pressured into providing for better health and safety standards.
The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment method:
- portfolio of evidence
Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification. External quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL. This qualification is not graded; achievement certificates for this Award are issued on the basis of awarding a pass only.