The intended learning outcome is that the candidate will be able to:
Ensure that the requirements of health and safety legislation are applied in the workplace.
Use a knowledge of the human and organisation problems that mitigate against a safe and healthy work environment.
Carry out safety inspections, identifying the common hazards and unsafe practices likely to be found in a workplace, and recommending remedial action.
Investigate events which led, or might have led, to an injury; to make logical and cost effective proposals to prevent a repetition and maintain records of such incidents.
Conduct training for new and inexperienced workers.
Communicate effectively with employees and management.
Liaise effectively with official bodies and enforcement agencies.
The syllabus is divided into three parts:
NCG 1 - Management of Health & Safety
GC 2 - Controlling Workplace Hazards
GC 3 - The Practical Assessment
There are no formal entry requirements, however experienceof Health and Safety would be beneficial.