NVQ Level 3

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualification is made up of 5 mandatory units and 2 optional units:

Mandatory Units

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Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety
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Develop procedures to safely control work operations
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Monitor procedures to safely control work operations
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Promote a culture of health and safety in the workplace
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Conduct a health and safety risk assessment of the workplace

Optional Units (Candidates choose 2 from the 4 units below)

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Investigate and evaluate health and safety incidents and complaints in the workplace
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Make sure actions in the workplace aim to protect the environment
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Review health and safety procedures in the workplace
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Supervise the health, safety and welfare of a learner in the workplace

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. The QCF Qualifications Candidate Guide gives guidance on putting together a portfolio of evidence and other information about completing their qualification.

The Level 3 qualification is aimed at personnel who manage health and safety either full time, or as part of their existing role. The Level 3 is equivalent to the NEBOSH Certificate and can be utilised to gain membership to The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) at Associate or Technical Membership depending on the members’ Occupational, Safety & Health experience.

Evidence can include

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Observation report by assessor
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Assignments/projects/reports
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Professional discussion
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Witness testimony
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Candidate product
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Worksheets
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Record of oral and written questioning
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Recognition of Prior Learning

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