Level 2 Award in Occupational Health and Safety

Are you looking to complete an occupational health training course? This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge associated with workplace health and safety. You will learn specifically about fire safety, Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk assessments, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and about manual handling safety in the workplace.


Unit 1: Health and safety in the workplace

In this unit you will learn about the roles and responsibilities for health, safety and welfare in the workplace. You will also look at how risk assessment contributes to health and safety and you will be able to identify how to control risks.

Unit 2: Fire safety principles

Within this unit you will learn about the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace, and how to control these risks. You will also learn about the principles and practice of fire management at work and the role of a nominated fire warden.

Unit 3: DSE risk assessment

This unit looks at the importance of Display Screen Equipment (DSE) risk assessments and the principles of controlling risks to health from workstation design and use.

Unit 4: COSHH risk assessment

Within this unit you will gain understanding of the importance of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessments. You will learn about the main types of hazardous substances and understand the principles of controlling risks from hazardous substances.

Unit 5: Manual handling safety at work

In this unit you will learn about the reasons why safe manual handing is so important. You will look at manual handling risk assessments and gain a thorough understanding of the principles, equipment and testing requirements associated with safe manual handling.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.
  • This qualification could assist you in gaining different employment opportunities across a range of sectors including:

  • Health and social care
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction.
  • Key Information

    Course Length 16 weeks
    Awarding Body NCFE
    Course Level Level 2
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment