Pearson BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace
|Award:||Level 3 Award in Engineering|
|Study Time:||60 Hours|
|Requirements:||Age – Min. 18 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 the environment in an engineering workplace, together with the associated legislation and regulations.
To enrol on this courses please return to the ‘Level-3 single unit page – Engineering‘
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.