Workplace Health and Safety QLS Level 2

Our course code: ST240

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

Enrol on this course

“This is Health and Safety gone mad” we have all heard it and probably laughed about it but where would we be without it? In a time of blame and lawsuits, we depend on it – there to protect the worker and the business – designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their own safety and the safety of customers, contractors and the public.

Did you know that each year, over 200 people are killed in accidents at work and over one million people are injured? By providing the right training, you can keep your staff safe and healthy, and avoid the legal implications of accidents in your business. This course can improve your career prospects, increase your earning potential and help you to become recognised by employers. As this is a Health and Safety Induction course, there are no pre-requisites and it is suitable for workers of all levels. The course is intended as a ‘basic’ or ‘foundation’ level suitable for all workplace employees. A great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and safety at work, this is also beneficial for general knowledge.

On this Workplace Health and Safety course, you will:

  • Have a detailed introduction to health and safety
  • Study and understand workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Cover elements of risk assessment
  • Be able to describe the legal framework within which workplace health & safety operates
  • Explain control systems for ensuring health & safety is properly managed
  • Analyse policy and practice in relation to workplace health
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace safety
  • Analyse policy & practice in relation to workplace welfare

A detailed introduction to health and safety in the workplace.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: QLS

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from QLS (Quality Licence Scheme) and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about QLS here. 

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Why workplace health and safety is important
  • The legal framework
  • Enforcement
2: Workplace Health & Safety Management Systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Health and safety information instruction training and supervision
  • Consulting with workers
  • Appointed representatives
  • Health and safety committees
  • Health and safety policies
  • Health and safety budgets
3: Workplace Health
  • Comfortable working condition
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol drugs and substance abuse
  • Manual handling
  • First aid
  • New and expectant mothers
  • Young people
  • People with disabilities
  • Health surveillance
4: Workplace Safety
  • Clean working conditions
  • Suitable and safe working equipment
  • Preventing slipping and tripping
  • Transparent and translucent surfaces
  • Windows, skylights, ventilators, doors and gates
  • Safety of escalators and walkways
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical safety
  • PPE
5: Workplace Welfare
  • Legal requirements
  • Toilets and washing facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Meal breaks
  • Rest facilities
  • Changing and storing clothing
  • Working time

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!