CIEH Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


Designed to make candidates aware of the key health and safety issues and the part that they should play in keeping themselves and others free from harm in the workplace.

Who needs this qualification?

  Everyone entering the workplace for the first time – either as part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment – and those starting a new job, as part of their induction programme.

Why is this training important?

It is a legal requirement for employers to provide health and safety training to employees. The CIEH Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace provides a starting point from which more detailed health and safety training (e.g. Level 2) or job-specific training can follow.

Learning outcomes

  Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  Identify the hazards and risks related to the workplace
  Understand workplace health and safety procedures

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  Half-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite  None
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 
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