Health & Safety

Course Overview

Highfield Level 4 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

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 (HSE) as being important for developing safe working procedures in the workplace.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is 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.

What is the assessment method?

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: 3 hour written examination.

The examination 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 learner’s grade. Learners will achieve a Pass at 60%, a Merit at 70% and a Distinction at 80%.

What is the duration of the course?

The qualification is usually obtained over 5 days of classroom based learning and assessment.


However, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended and distance learning.

What topics are covered?


  • Health and Safety Law
  • Management of Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessments and safe systems of work
  • Accidents and Incidents


Health and Safety Topics

  • Fire
  • Electrica
  • Lifting
  • Manual Handling
  • Working at Height
  • Asbestos
  • Legionella
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Violence
  • Display Screens
  • Construction Design
  • Vibration
  • Noise
  • Confined Spaces

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