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NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
Aims and Objectives
A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a qualification that recognises the competence of a person in a work situation. Unlike traditional qualifications that rely on teaching and examinations, NVQs use performance on the job as a basis for assessment.
The Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety is suitable for those whose role includes the area of general health and safety practice. All such practitioners are involved in the assessment of risks, the identification of hazards and determining strategies for control. There are a number of skills that they would all need and use, such as:
raising awareness about health and safety within the organisation
using information to promote good practice
maintaining and enhancing health and safety systems
promoting good relationships to enhance health and safety practice
The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) accepts this qualification for membership at Technician level (TechIOSH) subject to experience. The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) accept this qualification for Associate Member status (AIIRSM). This is a highly practical programme, and one of our team of personal advisors/assessors will assist you to build a portfolio which meets the requirements of City and Guilds for their NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. Our approach is one-to-one, and we structure our programme of assistance to suit your needs as a busy practitioner.
There are five mandatory units:
HSS1 — Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
HSS2 — Develop procedures to safety control work operations
HSS3 — Monitor procedures to safety control work operations
HSS4 — Promote a health and safety culture within the workplace
HSS6 — Conduct a health and safety assessment of a workplace
In addition candidates must choose two optional units from the following:
HSS5 — Investigate and evaluate incidents and complaints in the workplace
HSS7 — Make sure your own actions within the workplace aim to protect the environment
HSS8 — Review health and safety procedures in workplaces
HSS9 — Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace
Who should attend?
This qualification is aimed at employees who wish to achieve formal qualification in occupational safety and health at a level equivalent to the NEBOSH National General Certificate – it could be suitable for those new into a health and safety role, or mangers who wish to formalise their knowledge and understanding.
Entry dates are flexible, and you can enrol at any point of the year.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however candidates must be in a role that allows them to collect evidence that they meet the standards set-out.
Below is the list of units that Candidates must complete in order to achieve the qualification. There are five mandatory units and two optional units – at this stage you do not have to choose your optional units, but each candidate must be able to generate work based evidence to show their competency against each of the units. Work based evidence can be from normal routine activities, or from additional or temporary responsibilities (such as a secondment, project, temporary additional responsibilities, etc). Evidence can take the form of work projects (i.e. completed forms, policies), observations, witness statements, etc.
- Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety: Evidence showing how the candidate works safely themselves such as identifying and following safe systems of work, permits to work, training, reporting safety problems etc.
- Develop procedures to safety control work operations: Evidence showing the candidate can develop safe work procedures such as consulting staff and developing safe systems of work, safe work procedures, developing and delivering inductions, training or toolbox talks, etc.
- Monitor procedures to safely control work operations: Evidence showing the candidate can monitor safety performance in the workplace such as workplace inspections, audits, safety tours, reviewing safety performance, etc.
- Promote a healthy and safe culture in the workplace: Evidence showing the candidate can promote a safe working culture including promotional campaigns, involvement ins safety committees, behavioural safety schemes, organisation and delivery of training, etc.
- Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of a workplace: Risk assessment, including; identification of health and safety risks, evaluation of risk, identification and implementation of risk control measures and recording and communicating findings, etc.
Optional units – choice of two
- Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace: Evidence showing the candidate involved in investigating and resolving health and safety complaints, and investigating and reporting on accidents and incidents which could include reporting and liaison with the enforcing authorities.
- Make sure your own actions within the workplace aim to protect the environment: Evidence showing the work of the candidate does not increase risk to the environment, such as identifying and rectifying environmental risks, developing and following environmental management procedures, etc.
- Review health and safety procedures in workplaces: Evidence of the candidate preparing, undertaking and reporting on a review of health and safety within the workplace, for example an audit or management review.
- Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace: Evidence of the candidate supervising learners in the workplace to include identification and control of risks, inductions, supervision and support to the leaner.
Our health and safety consultants are qualified and experienced professionals with a background in vocational training and assessment. All consultants hold professional membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
The qualification is highly flexible and can be completed in a time period to suit candidates – normally this will be around six months but depends upon the amount of time each candidate can contribute. As a minimum time period, certification cannot be claimed until at least ten weeks after registration.
On completion of the NVQ requirements, candidates will be awarded a City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety Practice. A separate certificate will detail all individual units completed as part of the overall programme.
The cost is £1550 + VAT which includes your candidate guide on CD Rom, delivery and return of your completed portfolio, 12 months tutor support and your registration fee with City & Guilds.
The days displayed on this programme are based on the elapsed minimum period before achievement not the total time involved in completing the program.
Please send us an enquiry to book this programme.