The NEBOSH Award in Health & Safety at Work

The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is a new qualification providing a basic understanding of health and safety principles and practices in the workplace. This qualification provides a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSH’s International General Certificates.

Who should study NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work Level 2

This qualification is aimed at supervisors and team leaders who are interested in learning more about health and safety and who have not received any official Health and Safety training previously. It will provide a basic understanding of risks and hazards across all businesses.

The typical people who would benefit from this qualification include:

  • Staff with supervisory responsibilities;
  • Team leaders;
  • People who wish to have an introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications;
  • People who want a good foundation in health and safety who have some work experience, ensuring that they can put their learning into context.
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and there are no barriers to restrict access to any candidate.

    What will you Study


  • Element 1 Foundations of Health and Safety
  • Element 2 Responsibility for Health and Safety
  • Element 3 Health and safety risk assessment and control repetitive activities
  • Element 4 Work equipment health and safety
  • Element 5 Transport safety
  • Element 6 Electrical safety
  • Element 7 Fire safety
  • Element 8 Health and safety during manual handling
  • Element 9 Hazardous substances
  • Element 10 Health and safety in the working environment
  • HSW2

    The completion of a short work based risk assessment activity


    The assessment method for this qualification will be as follows:

  • Unit HSW1 - Short, multiple-choice exam
  • Unit HSW2 - Workplace based practical application
  • Participants who successfully complete the assessments will be awarded the NEBOSH Award Level 2 Health & Safety at Work by (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health), United Kingdom.


    On achieving this qualification candidate may progress onto the NEBOSH International General Certificate Level 3.

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