The Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace is aimed at supervisors,
managers, team leaders as well as individuals wishing to advance their health and safety
The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of supervisor,
manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level.
Persons gaining this qualification will know that supervisors, managers and team leaders
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 syllabus
areas are regarded by the Health and Safety Executive as being important to developing
and maintaining safe working procedures in the workplace.
The HABC Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF) has been
accredited by the regulators of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Ofqual, Welsh
Government and CCEA) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
It is supported by Proskills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing
This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question
examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours.
Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60. Learners will achieve a
Merit at 50/60.
Progression and further learning routes include:
• Level 3/4 Occupational Health and Safety competency based qualifications
• Level 4 Award in Health and Safety