CMI Unit 315 Principles of Health and Safety

Understanding the principles of health and safety in a team leader or supervisor role is important as it protects the health, safety and well-being of employees and customers. And it reduces the risk of serious legal and financial consequences that can occur if neglected.

About this course

The aim of this unit is to equip managers with an understanding of principles of health and safety including their statutory and organisational responsibilities in making the workplace safer.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the purpose and benefits of health and safety in the workplace
  2. Understand legal requirements in relation to health and safety in the workplace
  3. Understand the risk assessment process
  4. Know how to respond effectively to a workplace health and safety emergency

Course content

1.1 Explain the purpose of health and safety in the workplace

1.2 Explain the benefits of health and safety

2.1 Explain the obligations health and safety legislation places on an organisation

2.2 Outline the supplementary legal requirements which apply to different industry sectors

3.1 Explain the difference between a hazard and a risk

3.2 Explain how to conduct a work based risk assessment

4.1 Identify a range of workplace health and safety emergencies

4.2 Explain the immediate action required of by the manager in response to an emergency

4.3 Summarise the next steps in response to an emergency

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CMI Unit 315 Principles of Health and Safety

Course Summary

Guided Learning

24 Hours

Course / Unit Credit Value

Unit 315: 52 TUT

Qualification 1

CMI Level 3 Principles of Management and Leadership

Qualification 1 Credit Value

Award: 40 TUT; Certificate: 121 TUT; Diploma: 370 TUT
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