Highfield Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
What’s It About?
This comprehensive five day Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace course will provide you with an in depth knowledge and understanding of health and safety. It examines the vital roles of management in establishing and maintaining high standards and a good health and safety culture.
The course is relevant to all types of industry and is well respected by the Health and Safety Executive, Independent Auditors and Enforcement Officers.
Approximately two weeks after the course, a controlled assignment and an examination paper will be undertaken.
Who Should Attend?
This course is ideal for directors, partners, managers, supervisors and business owners and those with a direct responsibility to implement, monitor and audit health and safety management systems.
The course is also aimed at those who have suitable experience and wish to train their team or work colleagues up to a Level 3 Health and Safety qualification. It is recommended that you also possess a teaching qualification such as the Level 3 Award in Training Principles and Practice or the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. This additional qualification is essential if you are planning to register with an awarding body in order to deliver their accredited qualifications.
Why’s It Important?
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the associated Health and Safety Regulations, you must ensure that those within your business who are responsible for developing and maintaining your health and safety management system and procedures, are appropriately qualified and, if required, can effectively train others in health and safety.
In order to comply with legislation, you need to ensure you or your employees are fully competent and possess the skills, knowledge and experience required to carry out duties effectively.
Undergoing an advanced level of health and safety training which highlights specific responsibilities associated with managing health and safety management systems will help you to achieve this and prevent the risk of prosecution.
What Will You Gain?
By attending the course, you or your employees will gain in-depth knowledge of the complex Health and Safety legislation and understand how to comply with it in order to avoid any costly repercussions.
On returning to the workplace, you will be able to develop, implement and manage an effective health and safety management system. You will also be able to audit and monitor policies and procedures to ensure that system remains effective and up to date.
Achieving a Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace will contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive health and safety culture within your business.
Who needs this qualification?
From food business owners to trainers, from production managers to hygiene auditors, this qualification meets the food industry’s need for a high level practical qualification with external accreditation. It is suitable for those within the catering, retail and manufacturing sectors.
Managers, supervisors and senior hygiene personnel such as:
- Production managers
- Owners or managers of food businesses
- Supervisors with intermediate food hygiene knowledge
- Hygiene auditors
- Shift managers or supervisors
The qualification is also suitable for those wishing to deliver food safety qualifications as part of their training provision.
Why is this training important?
Beyond being accountable, it is important for everyone in a managing or supervising position to have mastered the principles of good practice in food safety, thus gaining the ability to guide and advice on the management of food hygiene in a food business. This Level 4 Award in Food Safety has been designed as a 5 day programme to provide an in-depth understanding of food safety, with an emphasis on the importance of the management of systems and staff.
- Identify areas for legal compliance
- Design an improvement plan
- Deliver the Level 3 Award in Food Safety (with appropriate training skills)
Level 4 Awards in Food Safety Assessment Methodology
The assessment methodology for the Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering and Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing now comprises a controlled assignment and an examination paper both of which are to be completed under examination conditions.
All candidates must hold the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety.