Occupational Safety & Health Level 2 - NVQ

Time and Place
Start Time:Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:30 PM
End Time:Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Held By:Barbados Employers' Confederation
Location:Barbados Employers Confederation
Regular Admission:$1,000.00 Early Bird / $1,000.00 Late Bird (Members)
 $1,200.00 Early Bird / $1,200.00 Late Bird (Non-members)



Course Length: 12 weeks

Start Date: April 11th 

End Date: June 4th 

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Occupational Safety and Health is concerned with the safety and wellness of the employee, employer and visitors alike. This occupational standard is designed to provide a basic introduction to general Occupational Health and Safety, which is applicable not only in the workplace but in anything the employee is doing. The participant will be able to understand their role as it pertains to the mitigation of loss; the prevention of injuries and illnesses and assessment of risks. Assessments may be conducted as simulations or actual on the job tasks.

There may also be a mixture of other types of assessments such as professional discussion and question and answer; both of which may be written or oral. Who Is This Qualification For? This qualification may be taken by any entry level employee, students about to leave school/college/university and enter the world of work or persons who need an introduction to Occupational Safety and Health. The term “workplace” refers to any location work is being carried out.

This qualification aims to reflect the international nature of the knowledge and skills needed for any country or culture in occupational safety and health. These competencies are for persons who are likely to be in roles where, for example, their duties include:

  • Clerical tasks
  • Technical tasks
  • Operational tasks
  • Management tasks  

Delivery Format

The training sessions will be delivered using:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Discussion Questions
  • Simulations
  • Role Play
  • Written Exercises
  • Observation of Performance Tasks

This course is delivered within a three (3) month period broken down into twenty- eight (28) hours of training and support sessions followed by practical assessments of performance tasks.

Click HERE to see the flyer on the Level 2 Certification 

Click HERE to learn more about Unit Certification



To achieve the full qualification, candidates must complete the mandatory units. Candidates can also take additional units, although these are not required to complete the qualification. Any elective unit completed will be awarded unit certification. MANDATORY UNITS (ALL MUST BE COMPLETED)

1. Plan, prepare and work

• Plan to work

• Prepare to work

• Follow safe work practices


2. Assist emergency personnel

• Deal with injuries and signs of illnesses

• Follow emergency procedures

• Report on the emergency


3. Carry out safety and health activities

• Apply principles of occupational safety and health in a workplace

• Conduct a safety inspection

• Identify health and safety improvements

• Conduct general maintenance procedures


4. Ensure your own actions reduce the risk to occupational safety and health

• Identify the hazards and evaluate the risks in your workplace

• Reduce the risks to health and safety in the workplace


5. Practice health, safety and hygiene

• Follow health safety and security practices

• Deal with emergency situations

• Maintain safe personal presentation standards

• Follow hygiene procedures

• Identify and prevent hygiene risk


6. Contribute to protecting the environment

• Identify risks to the environment arising from workplace activities

• Minimize risks to the environment arising from workplace activities


7. Provide First Aid

• Plan and prepare for initial First Aid response

• Assess the situation

• Apply First Aid

• Record and Report the incident

• Clean up

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Additional Notes:
Unit Certification is where you receive a statement of competence for any of the selected units (numbered 1 through 7) in OSH. Contact us today to learn more.

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