Level 4 Health & Safety in the Workplace

This qualification is aimed at more senior managers with a direct responsibility for health and safety management.  The qualification is intended for learners already working in the capacity of manager and those who are preparing to start work at this level.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that 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 (HSE) as being important for developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

The qualification is usually obtained by taking a 5-day classroom-based course.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1:   Externally set and marked activities.  Learners are expected to undertake the following activities:

  • Undertake a risk assessment
  • Construct a safe system of work

Part 2:  A 3-hour written examination that contains a case study of a fictional business which outlines its current health and safety standards, policies and procedures.

Learners must successfully complete both parts to achieve the qualification. However, marks from part 2 will be used to determine the learners grade.  Learners will achieve a Pass at 60%, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.


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