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Workplace Health & Safety 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Workplace Safety
Workplace Health & Safety course online. Learning to recognise potentially dangerous situations can mean the avoidance of litigation, work disruption, and significant, unnecessary costs. Make sure that an accident that could have been avoided is not the reason your business fails. This course was developed by highly qualified professionals, who have years of experience in industry.
Lesson Structure: Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
There are 10 lessons:
- Nature and Scope of Workplace Health and Safety
- Work Related Fatalities
- Duty of Care: employer, employee, other person, manufacturer
- Significance of Illness
- Protective Equipment; personal protection, machinery, equipment, signs and information
- Further Information and Resources
- Legislation across different countries: Australia, UK, Canada, USA, NZ etc
- Examples: Worksafe Australia, Health & Safety Commision UK, Occupational Health & Safety Commission USA, etc
- International Commission on Occupational Health
- Protective Equipment
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Selecting and Maintaining PPE
- Hand Protection
- Eye Protection
- Hearing Protection
- Respiratory Protection
- Body Protection
- Knee Protection
- Foot and Leg Protection
- Head Protection
- Machine and Equipment Guards
- Protective and Temporary Barriers
- Temporary Signs
- Protecting Hearing
- Handling Chemicals
- Storage and Disposal
- Transporting Chemicals
- Protecting theEnvironment
- Protective Clothing
- Safe Use and Mixing Chemicals
- Toxicity of Pesticides
- Safe Application of Pesticides
- Hazardous Substances
- Personal Protective Equipment Plan
- Handling Equipment
- General Safety Rules
- Manual Handling
- Employer Responsibilities
- Employee Responsibilities
- Safety with Different Types of Equipment
- Handling Tools and Equipment Safely
- Machinery Safety
- Machine Hazards
- Machine Guards
- Welding Equipment, Compressors, Conveyor Belts
- Horticultural Equipment; Mulchers, bruch cutters, mowers, chainsaws
- Tool Maintenance
- Safety with Electricity
- Handling Objects
- How to Lift
- Strategies for Manual Handling
- Skin Penetrating Injuries
- Risk Categories
- Preventative Measures
- Treating Wounds: First Aid
- Case Studies of Manual Handling Injuries
- Using Computer Work Stations
- Using VDU's
- Repetative Strain Injuries
- Carpel Tunnel
- Creating a Healthy Work Station
- Rest Breaks, Stretching, Posture
- Working Alone
- Duty of Care, Responsibilities
- Common Tasks Undertaken by a Lone Worker
- Mobile Workers
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Management
- Standards and Rules
- Identifying Risks
- Hazard and Risk Management
- Workplace Policy
- Risk Assessment Safety Audits
- Identifying Risks
- Audit Forms
- Safety Audit
- Safety Outdoors; fire, bites, potential accidents, cuts, strains, poisoning, allergies, etc
- First Aid; Shock, Fainting, Fractures, Strains, Sprains, Heat Exhaustion, etc
- Skin Cancer
- First Aid Supplies
- Signs and Signals
- Introduction to standard signs and signals
- Conventions in different countries; UK, Australia
Learning Goals: Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
- Determine procedures followed in the workplace to control workplace health and safety practices.
- Determine workplace health and safety legislation which is relevant to your industry and locality.
- Identify procedures for the safe use of chemicals in the workplace.
- Identify procedures for the safe use of equipment, including tools and machinery, in the workplace.
- Identify procedures for the safe manual handling of objects in the workplace.
- Develop workplace health and safety rules and practices, for a specified workplace.
- Identify standard signs and hand signals used in workplace health and safety in Australia.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- Define workplace health and safety, for a specified industry.
- List different individuals and groups within a workplace who have a responsibility with respect to workplace health and safety.
- Identify the role of the workplace health and safety officer in a workplace.
- Explain the operation of consultative processes in the management of workplace health and safety.
- Define duty of care, for a specific industry.
- Outline the scope of federal legislation in workplace health and safety.
- Outline the scope of state legislation in workplace health and safety.
- Explain workplace health and safety regulations within a specified industry.
- Explain the legal standing of workplace health and safety codes of practice.
- Assess different specified workplace situations to determine which are liable to prosecution, and which are not liable to prosecution.
- petroleum products
- cleaning chemicals
- Explain factors that contribute towards problems with dangerous chemicals.
- Analyse a workplace situation to determine potential safety problems with dangerous chemicals.
- Recommend changes in the workplace in response to the potential safety problems with dangerous chemicals.
- List legal requirements for storage and use of dangerous chemicals in a specified workplace situation.
- Explain appropriate storage procedures for different types of chemicals, including:
- petroleum products
- cleaning chemicals
- Explain appropriate disposal procedures for different types of dangerous chemicals.
- Identify potential problems in the workplace with different types of dangerous chemicals.
- List factors that contribute towards safety problems with equipment.
- Analyse a workplace situation to determine potential safety problems with equipment.
- Recommend changes in the workplace in response to the potential safety problems with equipment
- Develop a procedure for the safe operation of a piece of machinery.
- List factors that contribute towards problems with manual handling, in a specific industry.
- Analyse three different case studies of injuries which resulted from incorrect manual handling.
- Recommend changes in three different specified workplaces, in response to the analysis carried out on manual handling injuries.
- Determine health risks in a specified workplace.
- Determine accident risks in a specified workplace.
- Develop a code of practice to minimise health risks in a specified work place.
- Develop a code of practice to minimise accident risks in a specified workplace.
- Distinguish between different classes of dangerous goods, for a specific industry
- Interpret different standard hand signals used in a specific workplace.
- Interpret different standard signs used in the workplace, including:
- hazardous chemicals
- vehicle and pedestrian
- dangerous machinery
- eye protection
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the most often asked FAQ’s.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at ADL, our students are our priority – we treat everyone as a unique individual.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, as each module has been written by highly qualified industry professionals. The content of the material is presented in such a way that text books are not required. However, if you require additional reading your tutor will be able to supply a list.
Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. become sick, go on holidays, have a baby, move house, etc)
A. It’s OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however, have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age parental consent would be required.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are revised and updated on a rotation system.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. Yes. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. When can I enrol/start?
A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self- paced.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. You complete the course at any time that is convenient for you.
Q. Completing a 100 hour module – how long will it take?
A. For some students a 100 hour module will take approximately to 3- 6 months to complete. Others take less time and some even longer.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a Project, instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. You may elect to undertake a Project (set by your tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Projects are completed from your home and can usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
Q. If my assignment is not up to standard is there an opportunity to resubmit my work?
A. Yes –
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons, there would be 10 assignments.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would be awarded a Certificate endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK), providing you complete all assignments and the exam. If you just want to complete only the assignments and not sit for the exam or finish a Project, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications available please click here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to Design Your Own Diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. You choose modules that you think will help you in achieving your goal.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of all courses and providing all assignments and exam requirements have been met, you will receive your Award and a Transcript.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We appoint Tutors and require that they must be currently active in their industry, with at least 5 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes – you have unlimited access to your tutor via email through our Online Classroom. You can always leave a message with ADL requesting your tutor to contact you. You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,