The Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a qualification aimed at Supervisors and Managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management.
The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor or manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that supervisors and managers have legal and moral obligations to ensure health and safety within a business and that this includes obligations to employees, contractors, visitors and suppliers. Its subject areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing safe working procedures in the workplace.
The Ofqual approved HABC Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from Proskills. It is therefore fully relevant to industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by The Health and Safety Executive, Independent Auditors and Enforcement Officers.
In order to pass this qualification, learners must successfully construct a risk assessment and a safe system of work as well as pass the HABC examination.
This qualification is assessed in two parts.
Centre set and marked assessment of 2 sections. Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:
• Section 1 Undertake a risk assessment
• Section 2 Construct a safe system of work
Examination consisting of 2 sections with a total duration of 2.5 hours.
• Section 1 contains 30 multiple-choice questions. Total marks available in this section are 30.
• Section 2 contains 6 longer written questions from which the learner answers 4 of their choice. Total
marks available in this section are 70.
Marks from both sections will be added together to determine the learner’s grade. Learners will achieve a Pass at 60% overall, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.