CIEH Level 4 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Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.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.


This qualification provides a thorough understanding of health and safety emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls. It also details the need for a structured management approach to health and safety and the key factors in implementing health and safety policy.

Who needs this qualification?

It is essential for all those who monitor and audit health and safety management systems, including:

  Business owners
  Production managers

Why is this training important?

Many experts agree that improvements in the standard of health and safety practices can be achieved through education and training at all levels. It is especially important that employers and employees are aware of their responsibilities under current legislation.

Learning outcomes

  Manage health and safety in most businesses
  Develop auditing and monitoring programmes
  Design safe practices and procedures
  Liaise with enforcement officers
  Interpret legal requirements
  Train staff and establish risk assessment projects (with additional training where necessary)

Useful links for trainers and centres

  Qualification Specification 
  Health and Safety for Managers, Supervisors and Safety Representatives 


Duration  Duration  Five-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Written assignments and exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (or equivalent, recommended), and a minimum of level 2 in literacy, or equivalent, is recommended.
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  Learners may be eligible to apply to be a CIEH trainer to deliver programmes leading to the CIEH level 1, 2 or 3 health and safety qualifications, provided they have a training qualification and appropriate work experience.
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