Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Course Code: L3E-A13 (BTEC unit code: (T/600/0249)
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL Award
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Age – Min. 16 Yrs

This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Pearson/Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Certificate (3 units) or Diploma (6  or 9 units) in Engineering.

Aim and purpose

This unit aims to give you an understanding of hazards and risks associated with health, safety and welfare in an engineering workplace, together with the associated legislation and regulations.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your Award enrolment. To enrol on Certificate or Diploma courses please return to the correct page as listed on the right – £195:

Unit introduction

The welfare of people working or operating within any engineering environment is of prime importance to all businesses. All workers should expect to be able to carry out their work in a safe manner. Health and safety in the workplace is about measures designed to protect the health and safety of employees, visitors and the general public who may be affected by workplace activities. Safety measures are concerned with controlling and reducing risks to anyone who might be affected by these activities. Health and safety is controlled largely by a wide range of legislation which the engineer needs to be aware of.


On completion of this unit you should:

1 Understand the key features of health and safety legislation and regulations

2 Know how to identify and control hazards in the workplace

3 Be able to carry out a risk assessment, identifying control measures

4 Understand the methods used when reporting and recording accidents and incidents.

This unit form a key component within many learning programmes since the content is highly applicable to many manufacturing, engineering and industrial situations.

14 comments on “Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  1. Steve Jackson says:

    Hi I currently have a NEBOSH general certificate would I still need to do the H&S element to obtain the full level 3 mech eng cerificate?

    • admin says:

      The answer is yes as the course content and level are not the same, but given that you have NEBOSH you should be able to complete it with very little difficulty

  2. Alison kinghorn says:

    Hi, I see for the full certificate it’s 180 hours. 12 months. If a person is working through the coursework quicker can it be completed in less than the 12 months .



    • admin says:


      Yes, the 12 months is the support time we off for a certificate, but you can complete the course in a shorter time if you wish.
      This is one of the advantages of our on-line courses.

  3. Tom Fitzsimmons says:

    Hi, I have done 2 awards, Electrical and Electronic Principles,And Mathematics for Engineering Technicians both Distinction Grades,If I was to do the Health and Safety in the engineering workplace award would this get me the Btec level 3 certificate in Electrical Engineering, & would I receive that from your company after I have shown proof that I achieved the grades.

  4. barry says:

    hi im interested in taking a course with you , is it all online inc examinations what happens if i dont complete within 12 months , any extra costs i can expect ? thanks barry

    • admin says:

      The course is all distance learning with 2 assessments per unit, no formal exam

      If you require more than 12 months then we ah a £30/mth extension fee

  5. Miguel Castellano says:

    Hi, I am a just graduated mechanical engineer, I got my degree abroad, and I am looking for develop my knowledge and get a certificate in the UK, I am currently working so I am not sure if that could be a problem, I know the courses are online but could I take the classes whenever I can? Thanks

    • admin says:

      Yes, you can top up additional BTEC qualifications. As the courses are on-lone you can study wherever and whenever it suits you

  6. Anthony says:

    How many units does it take to complete a BTEC level 3 in mechanical engineering is it 3,6,9 or 12 units to get the award

    • admin says:

      There are BTEC qualification certificates available at all these stages. The most popular are 6-unit or 9-unit diplomas as these provide a pathway to HNC

  7. Johnny says:

    On average how long does it take to complete the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering? What is the recommend study time per week for each of the 12 units?

    • admin says:

      Each L3 unit has 60 guided learning hours so at 5 hrs/week each unit will take around 12 weeks or 3 months, so 12 units would take 12×3 = 36 months
      However the BTEC registration for QCF version of the course ends in Nov-Dec 2022 so you would need to complete it in under 34 months (so about 6hrs/wk)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *