HABC Approved Health and Safety Qualifications
With the constant changes within health and safety legislation, it has never been more important to ensure compliance in this field. Contravening this legislation can result in prosecution (with the possibility of an unlimited fine or even imprisonment).
All employers are required to have the correct systems in place to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for employees and any other people who may be affected by their business activities. Through achievement of one of our Health and Safety qualifications employees will develop the right knowledge and attitude to contribute to an organisation remaining compliant.
The suite of Health and Safety qualifications has been created to assist your business in complying with legal requirements by demonstrating that your staff members have been trained in preventative approaches to hazards and promoting a positive health and safety culture. They are also designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own responsibilities and how they contribute to the effective maintenance of health and safety policies.
HABC Health and Safety qualifications are suitable for both the public and private sectors.
HABC Award Levels
HABC provide a total of 4 levels of Health and Safety qualifications. The purpose of each level is as follows:
Level 1 – ensures that candidates are equipped with a basic knowledge of health and safety in their workplace, including the duties under UK health and safety legislation.
Level 2 – provides candidates with knowledge of practices that are essential in the workplace. This includes the hazards and risks presented in the workplace along with the relevant legislation, and ensures awareness of cost-effective, practical control methods.
Level 3 – equips staff to manage the effects of accidents and incidents. It also focuses on the importance of the health and safety culture of a business which is an invaluable resource to organisations.
Level 4 – this qualification is aimed at supervisors and managers with direct responsibility with Health and Safety management. This qualification focuses on the legal and moral obligations supervisors and managers have to ensure health and safety within a business. It also covers obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers.