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This award aims to provide candidates with an understanding of Health & Safety at Work, focused on catering and hospitality industries. This includes any role involving working in kitchens or other food preparation or service areas including restaurants, venues, hotels, and any other environment where food is prepared or served. Successful completion will enable staff to operate safely from their first shift; protecting their health, safety and welfare and that of their colleagues through
improved knowledge, competence and conduct.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Health & Safety in the Workplace for Catering & Hospitality
Accredited endorsed Level 2 award accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAHS2SFG2012
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 2
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2012 (2018)

This award introduces learners to the key health, safety and welfare principles and practices necessary to work safely in catering and hospitality workplaces. It is intended to provide a good introduction to health and safety concepts, and health and safety law; considering how and why accidents occur in the workplace, and how they can be prevented.
This award considers the threat of hazardous substances and that of noise, stress and violence, and it seeks to identify safe approaches to manual handling including appropriate lifting techniques. It covers work welfare rights and statutes, how and when to use PPE, and how to limit the dangers inherent with working around vehicles, particularly at a delivery stage of food production. It concludes with an assessment of the equipment hazards, and an overview of the dangers and emergency procedures relating to the use of electricity and risk of fire.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30 question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 25 questions out of 30 correctly (83%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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