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ASCENTIS CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND SAFETY Level 2

Subject Code: FHS2

Level 2 Certificate in

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Specification

QCA Accreditation Number:

100/3028/1

QCA Accreditation Start Date: 01/06/2003


QCA Accreditation End Date: 31/08/2013
QCA Certification End Date: 31/08/2015

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ASCENTIS MISSION STATEMENT

Building Partnerships to Advance and Accredit Lifelong Learning for All.

About Ascentis
Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and
Colleges of Further Education. OCNW was the first Open College in the UK and served the needs of its
members for over 34 years. Throughout this period, OCNW grew yet maintained its independence in order
that it could continue to respond to the requirements of its customers and provide a consistently high
standard of service to all centres across the country and in recent years to its increasing cohorts of overseas
learners.
In 2009 OCNW became Ascentis - a company limited by guarantee and a registered educational charity.
Ascentis is distinctive and unusual in that it is both:

a National Awarding Body (NAB) approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)
and

an Access Validating Agency (AVA) for Access to HE Programmes licensed by the Quality
Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

Ascentis is therefore able to offer a comprehensive ladder of opportunities to centres and their students,
starting at Entry Level basic skills or vocational programmes and progressing to QAA recognised Access to
HE qualifications. The flexible and adult-friendly ethos of Ascentis has resulted in centres throughout the UK
choosing to run its qualifications.

Ascentis Contact Details


Ascentis
Office 4
Lancaster Business Park
Mannin Way
Caton Road
Lancaster
LA1 3SW
Tel: 01524 845046
www.ascentis.co.uk

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
Introduction ______________________________________________ 1 ________________________ 4
Structure of the Award _____________________________________ 1 ________________________ 4
Assessment and Moderation Arrangements ____________________ 1 ________________________ 4
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Aims ___________________________________________________
Objectives _______________________________________________
Target __________________________________________________
Award of Qualification ______________________________________
QCA Qualification Accreditation Number _______________________
QCA Qualification Accreditation Units & Numbers ________________
Recommended Guided Learning Hours ________________________
Restriction on Learner Entries _______________________________
Recommended Prior Learning _______________________________
Opportunities for Progression ________________________________
Centre Approval & Registration ______________________________
Social, Moral, Ethical, Environmental & Cultural Issues ____________
Mapping to National Standards ______________________________
Key Skills Opportunities ____________________________________
Status in Wales & Northern Ireland ___________________________
Learners with Particular Assessment Needs ____________________
Appeals Procedure ________________________________________
ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION ARRANGEMENTS

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Overview ________________________________________________
Internal Assessment _______________________________________
External Assessment ______________________________________
Internal Moderation ________________________________________
External Moderation _______________________________________
Knowledge & Understanding & Skills Required of Assessors _______
Ascentis Coordinator ______________________________________

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UNIT SPECIFICATIONS
Unit 1
Identifying Hazards in the Workplace __________________ 2 ________________________ 10
Unit 2
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 _______________ 2 ________________________ 11
Unit 3
Fire and other Legislation relevant to the Workplace ______ 2 ________________________ 12
Unit 4
European Legislation Applicable to Health and Safety in the Workplace _________________ 13
Appendix 1 Summary Record of Achievement _________________ 3 ________________________ 14
Appendix 2 Tracking Sheets _______________________________ 3 ________________________ 15
Appendix 3 Mapping to ENTO Standards ____________________ 3 ________________________ 19
Appendix 4 Summary of Key Skills Opportunities ______________ 3 ________________________ 21
Appendix 5 Exemplar Multiple-choice test ____________________ 3 ________________________ 24
Appendix 6 Marking Scheme for exemplar test ________________ 3 ________________________ 30
Appendix 7 Foundation tests-Candidate Instructions ____________ 3 ________________________ 36
Appendix 8 Foundation tests-Invigilator Instructions ____________ 3 ________________________ 37

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SPECIFICATION SUMMARY
Introduction
The Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace is a vocationally related
qualification (VRQ) that is designed to give the learner an understanding of the basic principles of health and
safety awareness and regulations, related to the learners place of work.
The intention of the qualification is to:

Widen understanding and practice of appropriate personal health and safety standards in a range of
occupational contexts;
Provide a basis for potential career progression towards health and safety as a career, as a
responsibility within a job role or as a union representative;
Directly assist in a reduction of accidents in the workplace.

Structure of the Award


Unit
Number
1

Mandatory or optional
Units

Unit Title
Identifying Hazards in the Workplace

Mandatory

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Mandatory

Fire and other Legislation relevant to the Workplace


European Legislation Applicable to Health and Safety in the
Workplace

Mandatory

Mandatory

For the full qualification the learner must complete a portfolio of evidence for all four units and the multiplechoice external assessment. Unit certification is available.
Assessment and Moderation Arrangements
There are two types of assessment within this qualification:
Internal Assessment: Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates that the assessment
criteria as described within the What you need to do section of the units have been achieved. This must be
completed for each unit of the qualification.
External Assessment: This is a multiple-choice test that must be completed under supervised conditions. It
is a synoptic assessment testing knowledge and understanding across all four units of the qualification. The
multiple-choice tests are provided by Ascentis on request and must be stored in centres under secure
conditions. They are marked by Ascentis.
Internal and external moderation are a requirement for the internal assessment.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Aims

To provide learners with practical support skills so that they become actively and positively involved in
the safety culture of their workplace.
To reduce accidents in the workplace.
To provide a basis and opportunities for vocational progression for adult returners.

Objectives

To promote awareness of the nature and need for the application of health and safety legislation and
practices in the workplace.
To improve knowledge and understanding of safety issues in the workplace.
To provide opportunities for learners to develop transferable skills.
To increase employability prospects for those learners who are studying vocational subjects within a
further education institution.

Target Group
This qualification is aimed at young people aged 16 and over and adults who are either employed or who are
studying vocational subjects within a further education institute.
Award of the Qualification
This qualification is offered at Level 2. To achieve the full award a learner must complete all four units. The
certificate will state:
Ascentis Certificate in Health and Safety
(Level 2)
A learner may also achieve unit certification for individual units. In this case the certificate will state the title/s
of the unit/s achieved.
QCA Qualification Accreditation Number
100/3028/1
QCA Qualification Accredited Units and Numbers
Unit Title

QCA Unit Number

Unit 01

Identifying Hazards in the Workplace

Y/101/9079

Unit 02

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

L/101/9080

Unit 03

Fire and other Legislation relevant to the Workplace

R/101/9081

Unit 04

European Legislation applicable to Health and Safety in the


Workplace

Y/101/9082

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Recommended Guided Learning Hours


The recommended guided learning hours for this qualification is 90.
Restriction on Learner Entries
There are no restrictions on learner entries.
Recommended Prior Learning
No prior knowledge, attainment or experience is required. Tutors are advised that the learners literacy skills
should be sufficient in order to be able to cope with the demands of the course and the assessment
requirements.
Opportunities for Progression
This certificate supports progression by:
1
2

Preparing learners for employment in a wide range of occupational areas.


Preparing learners for NVQ or other nationally recognised qualifications at Level 2 or above in a wide
rage of occupational areas.

Centre Approval and Registration


Centres must be approved to run this qualification. Details of the centre approval process are available
from the Ascentis office.
All learners must be registered within fifteen days of the course commencing, using the Student
Information Record Sheet (SIRS).
Social, Moral, Ethical, Environmental and Cultural Issues
A range of moral, ethical, social and cultural issues may be relevant to the health and safety requirements
operating in a range of workplace contexts. The context in which the health and safety requirements occur
should therefore be specified in the evidence, so that the above issues, related common hazards and
appropriate practices can be identified from the context description. For example learning outcome 1 of unit
1 specifies that the learner should identify the different hazards in the workplace and this may possibly relate
appropriately to issues such as ethnic dress and hairstyle preferences in the presence of machinery.
Mapping to National Standards
This qualification is mapped to the following ENTO National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety:
Standalone Unit HSS1: Make Sure Your Actions Reduce Risks to Health & Safety.
And
Standalone Knowledge Unit HSK1 Basic Hazard Awareness
Appendix 3 shows how units are mapped to specific parts of the standards.
Key Skills Opportunities
Learners following a course based on this specification can be offered opportunities to develop and generate
evidence of achievement in aspects of all the Key Skills. Appendix 4 shows a summary of Key Skills
opportunities within the qualification.
Status in Wales and Northern Ireland
This qualification is available in English only.

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Learners with Particular Assessment Needs


Ascentis has procedures in accordance with the Statutory Regulations of External Qualifications 2004 (QCA)
to ensure this qualification is accessible and does not disadvantage a learner with a particular need. Full
details of this procedure are available within the Foundation Information File or through contacting the
Ascentis office. Learners need to be made aware of this procedure.
Appeals Procedure
Ascentis has an appeals procedure in accordance with the Statutory Regulations of External Qualifications
2004 (QCA). Full details of this procedure, including how to make an application, are available within the
Foundation Information File or through contacting the Ascentis office. Learners need to be made aware of
this procedure.

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ASSESSMENT AND MODERATION ARRANGEMENTS


Overview
To achieve a unit all the assessment criteria must be achieved as detailed within the What you need to do
section of each unit. For the full qualification the learner must complete a portfolio of evidence for all four
units to demonstrate that all the assessment criteria have been achieved together with successfully
completing a multiple-choice test. Unit certification is available.
The multiple-choice test must be completed under supervised conditions. It is a synoptic assessment testing
knowledge and understanding across all four units of the qualification. The multiple-choice tests must be
stored in centres under secure conditions. The tests are supplied to centres on request.
Internal and external moderation are a requirement for the internal assessment. On completion of the
learners evidence the assessor is required to complete a Summary Record of Achievement for each learner
(see Appendix 1).
The centre must retain the portfolio of evidence for 4 weeks after the date of the moderation in case of
appeal.
All assessment must be conducted in accordance with the Statutory Regulation of External Qualifications
2004 (QCA)
Internal Assessment
Internal assessment will be through the building up of a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that all the
assessment criteria within the units have been met. It can be helpful to include a front tracking sheet for the
portfolio of evidence, particularly if the portfolio is lengthy. Appendix 2 contains sample tracking sheets that
can be used.
Examples of evidence that could be included are:

Observation Records
Product evidence e.g. Learners completed workbooks, worksheets
Photographs
Witness or peer testimony

External Assessment
This is a synoptic multiple-choice test assessing knowledge and understanding across all four units of the
qualification. The multiple-choice tests must be stored in centres under secure conditions. The test will be
made up of 40 questions and must be taken by the learner under supervised conditions. Learners will have
60 minutes to complete the test.
The multiple-choice tests are available on request; learners must be registered 15 working days prior to the
required test date using the Foundation Information Student Information Record Sheet (SIRS) marked
FTEST. The SIRS should include the month and date in which the test will be taken. Ascentis will then send
the test papers and OMR answer sheets to the centre. Once the tests have been completed the test papers
and the OMR answer sheets must be returned back to Ascentis within 48 hours for marking. A pass list is
subsequently sent to the centre. This must be retained and available for the external moderator when s/he
visits the centre in order that they can verify that the learners have successfully completed the internal and
external assessments and therefore certification can be given for the full qualification. Further details on the
operation of the external assessment and the conduct of the assessments are provided in Appendix 7 and 8.
A sample multiple-choice paper is given in Appendix 5, together with the answers in Appendix 6.

Internal Moderation
The portfolios of evidence for the internal assessment must be internally moderated.
Internal moderation is the process of ensuring that everyone who assesses a particular unit in a centre is

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assessing to the same standards. Internal moderation will be co-ordinated by a named Foundation Coordinator at each centre, who will liaise with Ascentis. The Foundation Co-ordinator may also act as the
Internal Moderator. Internal moderation will be carried out through standardisation activities including the
internal moderation of 10% of portfolio evidence across all the groups of students, to include all the
assessors and the full range of units. It is the responsibility of Internal Moderators to ensure assessors
decisions are sampled and monitored to ensure consistency and fairness. Internal Moderators are also
responsible for supporting assessors by offering advice and guidance.
The Ascentis Foundation Information File has copies of forms that can be used to record internal
moderation activities, although centre-devised forms can also be used.
Ascentis External Moderators will confirm the Internal Moderation activities at their visit.
External Moderation
Accredited centres will normally be visited up to twice a year for external moderation. The focus of the
external moderation visits will include:

Staff development, including guidance and support for all assessors and internal moderators.
Moderation of a sample of the learners evidence.
Confirmation of coverage of all the assessment criteria and units needed for unit certification or the full
qualification, including the successful completion of the multiple-choice test.

Knowledge, Understanding and Skills Required of Assessors and Internal Moderators


Assessors of this qualification should have knowledge, understanding and skills in Health and Safety
together with practical experience in the application of these skills. Ideally they should hold a Health and
Safety qualification at Level 2 or above.
Internal Moderators need to be competent assessors with a knowledge of the requirements of the internal
moderation process. Ascentis provides training events for internal moderators and any person new to this
role would be advised to go on an Ascentis training event.
Ascentis Co-ordinator
Each centre must provide a named person to co-ordinate entries, collect fees, and agree moderation
arrangements and liaise with Ascentis on behalf of centre tutors and learners.
This person must also represent the centre in ensuring that action required on the basis of moderation
reports is carried out to the satisfaction of Ascentis.

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Unit Specifications
UNIT 1 IDENTIFYING HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
Introduction
In this unit you will learn about the hazards in the workplace and the most likely causes of fire. You will learn
how to prevent fire occurring in the workplace and know the different types of fire extinguishers and their
appropriate use dependent on the type of fire. You will learn about accident, first aid and fire procedures either
within your own workplace, or typical procedures within a workplace.
You will build up a portfolio of evidence to show that all the assessment criteria within the what you need to
do section of the unit have been met. The multiple-choice test will cover aspects of the knowledge and
understanding from this unit.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN


Know what Health & Safety is and why it is important
Know what the terms hazard, risk and harm mean
Know the different hazards within the workplace
Know how to minimise the risk of fire occurring in your workplace
Understand the causes of fire and ways of eliminating the likelihood of fire occurring in the workplace
Know the correct fire extinguisher to use for a range of different fires
Know the following correct workplace procedures:
Accident procedure
First aid procedure
Fire procedure
Risk reporting procedure
What You Need to Do
Assessment Criteria

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Explain the term Health & Safety and why it is important.


Define the terms hazard, risk and harm
Identify the different hazards in the workplace
Identify the most likely causes of fire at work and describe how best to prevent fire occurring there
Differentiate between the different types of fire extinguisher and their use on certain types of fire
Describe the following workplace procedures:
a. Accident procedure
b. First aid procedure
c. Fire procedure
d. Risk reporting procedure

Tutor Guidance
Suggested evidence:
1
An explanation of the importance of health & safety at work
2
Definitions of the terms hazard, risk and harm
3
A list of hazards associated with the workplace
4
A list of the most likely causes of fire with an accompanying short report outlining how to eliminate the
most likely causes of fire at work
5
A short answer question or case study showing the correct fire extinguisher to be used in different
situations
6
Written descriptions of the correct workplace procedures
Accident procedure
First aid procedure
Fire procedure
Risk reporting procedure.

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UNIT 2 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974


Introduction
In this unit you will learn about the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the effect that this has had on the
workplace. You will learn about the role of the different organisations concerned with Health and Safety. You
will look at the effects of the regulation as it is applied within your workplace and why this is important.
You will build up a portfolio of evidence to show that all the assessment criteria within the what you need to
do section of the unit have been met. The multiple-choice test will cover aspects of the knowledge and
understanding from this unit.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LEARN

Know your responsibilities and legal duties for health & safety in the workplace.
Show an understanding of the following bodies concerned with Health and Safety: the Health and Safety
Executive, the Health and Safety Commission and Local Authority Environmental Health Departments
Know some of the main features of the Health and Safety Act 1974 that relate to your workplace
Understand the importance of the promotion of training in Health and Safety to the workplace

What You Need to Do

Assessment Criteria

1
2

3
4
5
6

Know your responsibilities and legal duties for health & safety in the workplace.
Differentiate between the following bodies concerned with Health and Safety: the Health and
Safety Executive; the Health and Safety Commission; Local Authority Environmental Health
Departments
Describe what is meant by an improvement and a prohibition notice
Identify the person responsible for overall health and safety at your workplace
Describe ways in which health and safety is promoted in your workplace
Identify the person responsible for dealing with accidents in your workplace.

Tutor Guidance
Suggested evidence:
1
2
3
4
5
6

Observational, verbal or written evidence showing knowledge of responsibilities and legal duties
concerning health & safety.
Written answers to short questions showing differences between the Health and Safety Executive, the
Health and Safety Commission, the Local Authority Environmental Health Department
Short written descriptions of the meaning of an improvement notice and prohibition notice
A short written answer demonstrating knowledge of the responsibility of the employer towards a new
employee
A short written report listing the ways in which health and safety is promoted in the workplace
The name of the person responsible for dealing with accidents in the workplace.

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UNIT 3 FIRE AND OTHER LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO THE WORKPLACE


Introduction
In this unit you will learn about additional pieces of legislation that are relevant to Health and Safety in the
Workplace. You will learn about the main features of this legislation as it relates to the workplace.
You will build up a portfolio of evidence to show that all the assessment criteria within the what you need to
do section of the unit have been met. The multiple-choice test will cover aspects of the knowledge and
understanding from this unit.

What You Need To Learn

Know the main features of the following legislation relevant to your workplace:
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
C.O.S.H.H 2002
The Approved Code of Practice in First Aid
The Health and Safety (safety signs and signals) Regulations 1996
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
R.I.D.D.O.R

What You Need to Do

Assessment Criteria

1
2
3
4
5
6

Explain the duties of the employer and employee in a noisy environment.


Explain the duties of the employer and the employee in the use of hazardous substances in the
workplace
Describe the first aid facilities and provision at work
Describe the procedures to be used in the event of an accident and explain the use of an accident
form
Differentiate between straightforward signs and symbols at work
Differentiate between accidents that need to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive under
RI DDOR Regulations and those that do not.

Tutor Guidance
Suggested evidence:
1
2
3
4
5
6

A short written answer to a case study involving a noisy situation at work


A report answer showing understanding of the correct use of hazardous substances in the workplace
A list of features and facilities in first aid at a workplace or a drawing of the first aid room correctly
labelled.
A short written answer demonstrating understanding of the accident procedure and the correct use of an
accident form
Drawings of signs and symbols at work correctly labelled by the learner
A short written answer to a case study of an accident or an incident at work demonstrating knowledge of
whether this should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

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UNIT 4 EUROPEAN LEGISLATION APPLICABLE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE


Introduction
In this unit you will learn about the recent Health and Safety legislation as applied to the workplace, which is
often known as the European Legislation Applicable to Health and Safety in the Workplace. You will be
able to relate the main features of this regulation to the workplace.
You will build up a portfolio of evidence to show that all the assessment criteria within the what you need to
do section of the unit have been met. The multiple-choice test will cover aspects of the knowledge and
understanding from this unit.

What You Need To Learn


You will learn about the following legislation often called, The European Legislation Applicable to Health
and Safety in the Workplace:
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Health and Safety Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992
What You Need to Do
Assessment Criteria

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Identify the most likely hazards at work and describe the severity of these hazards along with the
likely consequences of injury, loss etc.
Describe features associated with the correct use of visual display equipment.
Understand the need for training in the correct use of powered equipment and explain the
responsibility of the employer and employee regarding the Provision and Use of Work Equipment.
Explain when personal protective equipment should be used and describe its correct use.
Explain the responsibility of the employer and the employee with regard to manual handling
operations.
Describe the type of facilities that should be provided by the employer at work to maintain a healthy
and safe working environment.
Understand the importance of personal hygiene at work.

Tutor Guidance
Suggested Evidence:

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

A list of hazards at work with the completion of a straight forward risk assessment sheet
A short written answer to a case study demonstrating the correct use of visual display equipment
A short report demonstrating the students' awareness of the need for training in the correct use of
powered equipment along wit the responsibility of the employer and the employee regarding its
provision
A short written answer to a case-study showing understanding of when the personal protective
equipment should be used along with its correct usage
A short answer to a case-study demonstrating understanding of the responsibility of the employer and
employee regarding manual handling operations
A written description of the facilities at work that lead to a healthy and safe environment in which to work
Observational, verbal or written evidence of personal hygiene procedures followed at work.

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APPENDIX 1
Summary Record of Achievement
Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace
Centre Name ___________________________________________________________________________
Learner Name __________________________________________________________________________

Date completed

Assessor signature

Internal moderator signature


(if sampled)

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
External
Assessment:
Multiple
choice test

The pass list showing successful completion of the multiple-choice


test must be made available at moderation in order that the full
qualification can be claimed.

Learner Signature ______________________________________________________________________

Assessor Signature _____________________________________________________________________

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APPENDIX 2
SAMPLE TRACKING SHEETS
UNIT 1-IDENTIFYING HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE
Criteria
1

2
3

Assessment
Method

Evidence
Details

Portfolio
Reference

Completion
Date

Explain the term Health &


Safety and why it is
important.
Define the terms hazard,
risk and harm
Identify the different
hazards in the workplace

Identify the most likely


causes of fire at work and
describe how best to
prevent fire occurring at
work

Differentiate between the


different types of fire
extinguisher and their use
on certain types of fire

Describe the following


workplace procedures:
Accident procedure
First aid procedure
Fire procedure
Risk reporting
procedure

The above evidence has been assessed against the standards and has been judged for validity, authenticity
and reliability.
Learner Signature _____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Assessor Signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Internal Moderator (if sampled) ___________________________________ Date ____________________

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APPENDIX 2
SAMPLE TRACKING SHEETS

UNIT 2 THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974


Criteria
1

Know your responsibilities


and legal duties for health &
safety in the workplace

Differentiate between the


following bodies concerned
with Health and Safety-: the
Health and Safety
Executive, the Health and
Safety Commission and
Local Authority
Environmental Health
Departments.

Describe what is meant by


an improvement and a
prohibition notice

Identify the person


responsible for overall
health and safety at your
workplace

Describe ways in which


health and safety is
promoted in your workplace

Identify the person


responsible for dealing with
accidents in your workplace

Assessment
Method

Evidence
Details

Portfolio
Reference

Completion
Date

The above evidence has been assessed against the standards and has been judged for validity, authenticity
and reliability.
Learner Signature _____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Assessor Signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Internal Moderator (if sampled) ___________________________________ Date ____________________

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APPENDIX 2
SAMPLE TRACKING SHEETS

UNIT 3 FIRE AND OTHER LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO THE WORKPLACE


Criteria
1

Explain the duties of the


employer and employee in
a noisy environment.

Explain the duties of the


employer and the employee
in the use of hazardous
substances in the
workplace
Describe the first aid
facilities and provision at
work

Describe the procedures to


be used in the event of an
accident and explain the
use of an accident form

Differentiate between
straightforward signs and
symbols at work

Differentiate between
accidents that need to be
reported to the Health and
Safety Executive under
RI DDOR Regulations and
those that do not.

Assessment
Method

Evidence
Details

Portfolio
Reference

Completion Date

The above evidence has been assessed against the standards and has been judged for validity, authenticity
and reliability.
Learner Signature _____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Assessor Signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________

Internal Moderator (if sampled) ___________________________________ Date ____________________

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Subject Code: FHS2

APPENDIX 2
SAMPLE TRACKING SHEETS

UNIT 4-EUROPEAN LEGISLATION APPLICABLE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE


Criteria
1

Identify the most likely


hazards at work and
describe the severity of
these hazards along with
the likely consequences of
injury, loss etc.

Describe features associate


with the correct use of
visual display equipment.

Understand the need for


training in the correct use of
powered equipment and
explain the responsibility of
the employer and employee
regarding the Provision and
Use of Work Equipment
Explain when personal
protective equipment
should be used and
describe its correct use.

Explain the responsibility of


the employer and the
employee with regard to
manual handling
operations.

Describe the type of


facilities that should be
provided by the employer at
work to maintain a healthy
and safe working
environment.
Understand the importance
of personal hygiene at
work.

Assessment
Method

Evidence
Details

Portfolio
Reference

Completion Date

The above evidence has been assessed against the standards and has been judged for validity, authenticity
and reliability.
Learner Signature _____________________________________________ Date ____________________
Assessor Signature ____________________________________________ Date ____________________
Internal Moderator (if sampled) ___________________________________ Date ____________________

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Subject Code: FHS2

APPENDIX 3

Tracking of Ascentis Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace to ENTO Standards for Health
and Safety Standalone Units-HSS1 Make sure your actions reduce risks to health and safety AND
HSK1 Knowledge Based Unit Basic Hazard Awareness.

1
2
3
4
5
6

1
2

Assessment Criteria
Unit 1
Explain the term Health & Safety and why it is important.
Define the terms hazard, risk and harm
Identify the different hazards in the workplace
Identify the most likely causes of fire at work and describe
how best to prevent fire occurring at work
Differentiate between the different types of fire extinguisher
and their use on certain types of fire
Describe the following workplace procedures:
Accident procedure
First aid procedure
Fire procedure
Risk reporting procedure
Unit 2
Know your responsibilities and legal duties for health & safety
in the workplace
Differentiate between the following bodies concerned with
Health and Safety: the Health and Safety Executive, the
Health and Safety Commission and Local Authority
Environmental Health Departments.

Describe what is meant by an improvement and a prohibition


notice

Identify the person responsible for overall health and safety at


your workplace
Describe ways in which health and safety is promoted in your
workplace
Identify the person responsible for dealing with accidents in
your workplace
Unit 3
Explain the duties of the employer and employee in a noisy
environment.

5
6

2
3
4

5
6

Explain the duties of the employer and the employee in the


use of hazardous substances in the workplace
Describe the first aid facilities and provision at work
Describe the procedures to be used in the event of an
accident and explain the use of an accident form
Differentiate between straightforward signs and symbols at
work
Differentiate between accidents that need to be reported to
the Health and Safety Executive under RI DDOR Regulations
and those that do not.

Element of Unit
HSK1.1
HSS1a & HSK 1.2
HSS1 d&e & HSK 1.3
HSS1d&e & HSK 1.3
HSS1d&e & HSK 1.3

HSS1b&c&g&j
& HSK 1.8c

HSS1b&c

HSS1j

HSS1j

HSS1b&c&d&e&h
& HSK 1.8a&b
HSS1 b&c&d&e&h
& HSK 1.8a&b
HSK 1.7c
HSS1j & HSK 1.8c

HSK 1.4

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Subject Code: FHS2

2
3

4
5

Unit 4
Identify the most likely hazards at work and describe the
severity of these hazards along with the likely consequences
of injury, loss etc.
Describe features associate with the correct use of visual
display equipment.
Understand the need for training in the correct use of powered
equipment and explain the responsibility of the employer and
employee regarding the Provision and Use of Work
Equipment
Explain when personal protective equipment should be used
and describe its correct use.
Explain the responsibility of the employer and the employee
with regard to manual handling operations.
Describe the type of facilities that should be provided by the
employer at work to maintain a healthy and safe working
environment.
Understand the importance of personal hygiene at work.

HSS1d&e & HSK 1.3

HSS1b&c & HSK 1.3


HSS1b&c & HSK 1.3
& HSK 1.8a&b

HSS1b&c & HSK 1.6


HSS1b&c & HSK 1.3
& HSK 1.8a&b
HSS1b&c & HSK 1.5 & HSK 1.7a

HSS1o & HSK 1.7b

HSS1 Stand alone unit - Make Sure Your Actions Reduce Risks to Health & Safety. The last letter in the
reference e.g. HSS1b refers to the relevant knowledge and understanding for that stand alone unit.
HSK1 Stand alone Knowledge Based Unit - Basic Hazard Awareness. The last number in the reference e.g.
HSK1.1 refers to the relevant knowledge for that stand alone unit.

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APPENDIX 4
SUMMARY OF KEY SKILL
OPPORTUNITIES

Key Skill
Working with Others

Improving own learning and


performance

Part B Standard
WO2.2 Work co-operatively towards
achieving the identified objectives.

LP2.1 Help set targets with an


appropriate person and plan how
these will be met.

LP2.2 Take responsibility for some


decisions about your learning, using
your plan to help meet targets and
improve your performance.

LP2.3 Review progress with an


appropriate person and provide
evidence of your achievements.

Evidence
2.2.1 Organise and carry out tasks
safely using appropriate methods, to
meet your responsibilities

2.1.1 Provide information to help set


realistic targets for what you want to
achieve
2.1.2 Identify clear action points for
each target and how you will manage
your time
2.1.3 Identify how to get the support
you need and arrangements for
reviewing your process.
2.2.1 Use your action points to help
manage your time well; revising your
plan when needed
2.2.2 Choose ways of learning to
improve your performance, working
for short periods without close
supervision
2.2.3 Identify when you need support
and use this effectively to help you
meet targets.
2.3.1 Identify what you learned, and
how you have used your learning in
another task
2.3.2 Identify targets you have met
and evidence of your achievements
2.3.3 Identify ways you learn best
and how to further improve your
performance.

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Ascentis
Throughout this qualification the
need to work safely with others and
the responsibilities of both employers
and employees within the workplace
is taught.
When working towards this
qualification the learner could be set
targets and have action points to
follow. They could be asked to review
their progress during the learning
programme.

APPENDIX 4
SUMMARY OF KEY SKILL
OPPORTUNITIES

Communication

Information and communication


technology

C2.1a Take part in a group


discussion.

2.1a. 1 Make clear and relevant


contributions in a way that suits your
purpose and situation
2.1a.2 Respond appropriately to
others
2.1a.3 Help to move the discussion
forward.

C2.1b Give a talk for at least four


minutes.

2.1b.1 Speak clearly in a way that


suits your subject, purpose and
situation
2.1b.2 Keep to the subject and
structure your talk to help listeners
follow what you are saying
2.1b.3 Use appropriate ways to
support your main points.
2.2.1 Enter and combine information
using formats that help development;
2.2.2 Develop information and derive
new information as appropriate.
2.3.1 Develop the presentation so
that the final output is accurate and
shows consistent use of formats;
2.3.2 Use layout appropriate to the
types of information.

ICT2.2 Enter and develop the


information to suit the task and derive
new information.
ICT2.3 Present combined information
such as text with image, text with
number, image with number.

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Opportunities to take part in a group


discussion could be developed as
learning opportunities within the
qualification. For example, a
discussion could be held about the
different health and safety
procedures within different
workplaces.
The learners could be asked to give
a presentation on one of the pieces
of legislation mentioned within the
qualification.

The learner could present their


portfolio of evidence using ICT and
use this as evidence towards the Key
Skill in ICT

APPENDIX 5
Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety
In the Workplace
EXEMPLAR MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST
This test is made up of 40 multiple-choice questions.
Learners are advised to answer ALL questions.
Learners have 60 minutes to complete the test.
1)
An external fire door should always open:
a) Inwards
b) Outwards
c) Sideways
d) All three
2)
A business should have a written Health & Safety policy if:
a) It has 5 or more workers
b) It is in engineering
c) It is a private company
d) It is a public company
3)

Complete the fire triangle:

Fuel
Choose one from the following:
a) Earth
b) Air
c) Water
d) Fire

Heat

4)
A chip pan is a possible common cause of fire in the home. The correct procedure for dealing
with a chip pan fire is:
a) Turn the heat off and throw water over it
b) Turn the heat off and cover it with a fire blanket if it is safe to do so
c) Turn the heat off and add more chips to cool it off
d) Leave it to burn itself out
5)
On discovering a fire at work your FIRST action should be:
a) Call the fire brigade
b) Tackle it yourself
c) Sound the fire alarm
d) Close all doors and windows
6)
A fire in an electrical piece of equipment should be extinguished using:
a) A water filled extinguisher
b) A carbon dioxide extinguisher
c) A foam filled extinguisher
d) A fire blanket
7)
The triangle symbol means:
a) Warning
b) No entry
c) No sharp objects
d) No smoking

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8)
An area where building work is being carried out should be fenced off:
a) As a safety measure to prevent the public from access and harm
b) As a control measure to stop workers from sneaking off for a cigarette
c) As a safety measure to cut down on noise and dust
d) As a security measure to stop the public from stealing things
9)
A fire in an unventilated space should NOT be put out using:
a) A water filled extinguisher
b) A foam filled extinguisher
c) A carbon dioxide filled extinguisher
d) A fire blanket
10)
Burning plastic is really dangerous because:
a) It spits flames
b) It easily explodes
c) You need special fire fighting equipment
d) It can give off toxic fumes
11)
This symbol means:
a) You must not smoke
b) You can use this area for smoking
c) You must not carry cigarettes or matches
d) You will not be able to find a fire extinguisher

12)
Personal protective equipment at work to prevent injury should always be:
a) Fashionable so people will wear it
b) Loose and baggy
c) Fit well and offer protection
d) All the above
13)
Near the end of your shift a safety feature on a machine is not working. As the operator of
the machine you should:
a) Inform your supervisor
b) Investigate the fault yourself
c) Leave it for the next person to deal with
d) Take off the guard on the machine
14)
A hazard is defined as:
a) A steel rod
b) Moving machinery
c) Something with the potential to cause harm
d) A forklift truck
15)
Fork lift truck drivers should always:
a) Hold a PSV licence (passenger service vehicle)
b) Have worked at the workplace for 12 months
c) Be trained in the use of fork lift trucks
d) All the above
16)
Any injury at work should always:
a) Be put in the accident book
b) Be reported to your doctor
c) Be ignored unless it was someone elses fault
d) All the above
17)
A large wall measuring 10 metres high by 16 metres wide collapses at work but does not
injure anyone because it happened at night. The employer should:
a) Report the incident to the HSE
b) Find out who was responsible
c) Clear it up and carry on because no one was injured
d) Phone the police and pretend that vandals did it

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18)
Any electrical equipment brought in to work by an employee should always:
a) Have a 3 amp fuse or less
b) Have a 5 amp fuse or less
c) Have a 13 amp fuse or less
d) Be PAT tested (Portable Appliance Testing)
19)
Food poisoning should be reported to:
a) The Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
b) The Local Authority Environmental health department
c) The Police
d) All the above
20)
A water-filled extinguisher should not be used on an electrical fire because:
a) It will just spread the flames
b) Electrical fires are just too hot for water to extinguish
c) You will be electrocuted
d) It will ruin the electrical appliances
21)
An area of the factory is defined as a Hard Hat area where everyone must wear a safety
helmet. Most people ignore this even though there is a safety notice. If someone is injured by
something falling on their head and they are not wearing a safety helmet, who is responsible?
a) The worker because s/he ignored the notice
b) The employer for not enforcing the rules
c) Both the worker and the employer are responsible
d) No-one, it was just bad luck.
22)
Chemicals on a farm should always:
a) Be hidden in a barn
b) Be kept in the farmhouse
c) Be kept in a ditch a long way from the farmhouse
d) Be stored as instructed on the labels attached to the chemicals
23)
Before anything is moved manually (by hand):
a) A manual handling risk assessment should be done
b) A sack barrow or other mechanical aid should be used
c) A friend should be asked to help
d) The Health & Safety Executive should be informed
24)
In a restaurant sharp knives are a real hazard. Which is an example of a control measure:
a) Only serving lettuce to customers
b) Staff wearing heavy-duty gloves
c) Staff using plastic knives
d) Training staff appropriately
25)
A companys UNION health & safety representatives have power to:
a) Stop production immediately
b) Inspect the companys balance sheet (financial forecasts)
c) Inspect the site of an accident at work
a) All of the above
26)
First aid workers should:
a) Be specially trained if the workplace is especially dangerous
b) Be on call always at home
c) Always carry the first aid box with them at work
d) Be able to give out medicines without a doctors permission.
27)
Children or young persons undertaking work experience or training in industry should be:
a) Allowed only to make the tea/coffee
b) Only allowed in the office
c) Supervised by an experienced worker
a) All the above

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28)
An employer brings in a new machine requiring new working practices. The employer
should:
a) Make sure the old machine is moved out first
b) Give workers some paid time on their own just to start up the machine and see how it goes
c) Train them appropriately how to use the new machine
d) Tell them to get on with it.
29)
On hearing the fire alarm everyone should:
a) Leave the premises by the designated exit as quickly as possible
b) Run for the nearest exit
c) Gather up your belongings and then leave by the appropriate exit
d) Stay where you are for a while and see if it is a false alarm
30)
A fire exit notice is coloured:
a) Red
b) Blue
c) White with a red insert
d) Green
31)
It is the duty of an employer to:
a) Check that the means of escape in case of a fire are adequate
b) Provide fire-fighting equipment
c) Assess the risks of fire in the workplace
d) All the above
32)
Which statement is the MOST TRUE?
a) It is the duty of the employer to reduce noise levels at work as much as possible
b) It is the duty of the employer to issue ear protection
c) It is the duty of the employer to tell workers not to be so noisy
d) It is the duty of the employer to teach workers sign language if its too noisy
33)
Employers should prevent health problems to workers arising from the substances/ materials
they use at work by:
a) Telling workers always to read the labels on the substances first
b) Providing protective clothing first
c) Undertaking a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment
d) Provide a closed confined space to handle chemicals and other substances
34)
The supplier of any chemical should:
a) Supply a COSHH data sheet with a full set of information
b) Provide training in the use of the chemical
c) Expect the employer to ring up and ask for instructions
d) Supply the product at the best quality at the keenest price
35)
It is the duty of the employer to provide:
a) Training in the use of the machinery
b) Adequate toilets
c) Safe entrances and exits
d) All of the above
36)
Health & Safety law provides protection for:
a) Full time workers only
b) All workers on the premises
c) Anyone on the premises
d) Just the management
37)
If it is essential that personal protective equipment is worn to carry out a certain process at
work:
a) The employer should provide it freely
b) The employer should provide it but take the money out of the workers wages
c) The worker should provide it as part of the job.
d) The worker should only wear it if it is fashionable

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38)
Which of the following statements is totally true:
a) Employers have a responsibility for Health & Safety
b) Workers have a responsibility for Health & Safety
c) Everyone has a responsibility for Health & Safety
d) No-one has a responsibility for Health & Safety
39)
If you believe someone has been electrocuted your FIRST action should be:
a) Mouth to mouth resuscitation
b) Turn off the electricity if it is safe to do so
c) Send for the fire brigade
d) Sound the fire alarm
40)
A competent person as defined by the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1992 is:
a) The worker
b) The person who has the highest level of qualifications
c) The person who has been at work the longest
d) The person who has sufficient technical knowledge and experience and skills to carry out specific
tasks

End of test

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APPENDIX 6

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety


In the Workplace
EXEMPLAR MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST
Marking scheme
The pass mark is 30 (75%)

The correct answers are highlighted


1)
An external fire door should always open:
a) Inwards
b) Outwards
c) Sideways
d) All three
2)
A business should have a written Health & Safety policy if:
a) It has 5 or more workers
b) It is in engineering
c) It is a private company
d) It is a public company
3)

Complete the fire triangle:

Fuel
Choose one from the following:
a) Earth
b) Air
c) Water
d) Fire

Heat

4)
A chip pan is a common cause of fire in the home. The correct procedure for dealing with a
chip pan fire is:
a) Turn the heat off and throw water over it
b) Turn the heat off and cover it with a fire blanket if it is safe to do so
c) Turn the heat off and add more chips to cool it off
d) Leave it to burn itself out
5)
On discovering a fire at work your FIRST action should be:
a) Call the fire brigade
b) Tackle it yourself
c) Sound the fire alarm
d) Close all doors and windows
6)
A fire in an electrical piece of equipment should be extinguished using:
a) A water filled extinguisher
b) A carbon dioxide extinguisher
c) A foam filled extinguisher
d) A fire blanket
7)
The triangle symbol means:
a) Warning
b) No entry
c) No sharp objects
d) No smoking

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8)
An area where building work is being carried out should be fenced off:
a) As a safety measure to prevent the public from access and harm
b) As a control measure to stop workers from sneaking off for a cigarette
c) As a safety measure to cut down on noise and dust
d) As a security measure to stop the public from stealing things
9)
A fire in an unventilated space should NOT be put out using:
a) A water filled extinguisher
b) A foam filled extinguisher
c) A carbon dioxide filled extinguisher
d) A fire blanket
10)
Burning plastic is really dangerous because:
a) It spits flames
b) It easily explodes
c) You need special fire fighting equipment
d) It can give off toxic fumes
11)
This symbol means:
a) You must not smoke
b) You can use this area for smoking
c) You must not carry cigarettes or matches
d) You will not be able to find a fire extinguisher
12)
Personal protective equipment at work to prevent injury should always be:
a) Fashionable so people will wear it
b) Loose and baggy
c) Fit well and offer protection
d) All the above
13)
Near the end of your shift a safety feature on a machine is not working. As the operator of
the machine you should:
a) Inform your supervisor
b) Investigate the fault yourself
c) Leave it for the next person to deal with
d) Take off the guard on the machine
14)
A hazard is defined as:
a) A steel rod
b) Moving machinery
c) Something with the potential to cause harm
d) A forklift truck
15)
Fork lift truck drivers should always:
a) Hold a PSV licence (passenger service vehicle)
b) Have worked at the workplace for 12 months
c) Be trained in the use of fork lift trucks
d) All the above
16)
Any injury at work should always:
a) Be put in the accident book
b) Be reported to your doctor
c) Be ignored unless it was someone elses fault
d) All the above
17)
A large wall measuring 10 metres high by 16 metres wide collapses at work but does not
injure anyone because it happened at night. The employer should:
a) Report the incident to the HSE
b) Find out who was responsible
c) Clear it up and carry on because no one was injured
d) Phone the police and pretend that vandals did it

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18)
Any electrical equipment brought in to work by an employee should always:
a) Have a 3 amp fuse or less
b) Have a 5 amp fuse or less
c) Have a 13 amp fuse or less
d) Be PAT tested (Portable Appliance Testing)
19)
Food poisoning should be reported to:
a) The Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
b) The Local Authority Environmental Health Department
c) The Police
d) All the above
20)
A water-filled extinguisher should not be used on an electrical fire because:
a) It will just spread the flames
b) Electrical fires are just too hot for water to extinguish
c) You will be electrocuted
d) It will ruin the electrical appliances
21)
An area of the factory is defined as a Hard Hat area where everyone must wear a safety
helmet. Most people ignore this even though there is a safety notice. If someone is injured by
something falling on their head and they are not wearing a safety helmet, who is responsible?
a) The worker because s/he ignored the notice
b) The employer for not enforcing the rules
c) Both the worker and the employer are responsible
d) No-one, it was just bad luck.
22)
Chemicals on a farm should always:
a) Be hidden in a barn
b) Be kept in the farmhouse
c) Be kept in a ditch a long way from the farmhouse
d) Be stored as instructed on the labels attached to the chemicals
23)
Before anything is moved manually (by hand):
a) A manual handling risk assessment should be done
b) A sack barrow or other mechanical aid should be used
c) A friend should be asked to help
d) The Health & Safety Executive should be informed
24)
In a restaurant sharp knives are a real hazard. Which is an example of a control measure:
a) Only serving lettuce to customers
b) Staff wearing heavy-duty gloves
c) Staff using plastic knives
d) Training staff appropriately
25)
A companys UNION health & safety representatives have power to:
a) Stop production immediately
b) Inspect the companys balance sheet (financial forecasts)
c) Inspect the site of an accident at work
a) All of the above
26)
First aid workers should:
a) Be specially trained if the workplace is especially dangerous
b) Be on call always at home
c) Always carry the first aid box with them at work
d) Be able to give out medicines without a doctors permission.
27)
Children or young persons undertaking work experience or training in industry should be:
a) Allowed only to make the tea/coffee
b) Only allowed in the office
c) Supervised by an experienced worker
a) All the above

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28)
An employer brings in a new machine requiring new working practices. The employer
should:
a) Make sure the old machine is moved out first
b) Give workers some paid time on their own just to start up the machine and see how it goes
c) Train them appropriately how to use the new machine
d) Tell them to get on with it.
29)
On hearing the fire alarm everyone should:
a) Leave the premises by the designated exit as quickly as possible
b) Run for the nearest exit
c) Gather up your belongings and then leave by the appropriate exit
d) Stay where you are for a while and see if it is a false alarm
30)
A fire exit notice is coloured:
a) Red
b) Blue
c) White with a red insert
d) Green
31)
It is the duty of an employer to:
a) Check that the means of escape in case of a fire are adequate
b) Provide fire-fighting equipment
c) Assess the risks of fire in the workplace
d) All the above
32)
Which statement is the MOST TRUE?
a) It is the duty of the employer to reduce noise levels at work as much as possible
b) It is the duty of the employer to issue ear protection
c) It is the duty of the employer to tell workers not to be so noisy
d) It is the duty of the employer to teach workers sign language if its too noisy
33)
Employers should prevent health problems to workers arising from the substances/ materials
they use at work by:
a) Telling workers always to read the labels on the substances first
b) Providing protective clothing first
c) Undertaking a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment
d) Provide a closed confined space to handle chemicals and other substances
34)
The supplier of any chemical should:
a) Supply a COSHH data sheet with a full set of information
b) Provide training in the use of the chemical
c) Expect the employer to ring up and ask for instructions
d) Supply the product at the best quality at the keenest price
35)
It is the duty of the employer to provide:
a) Training in the use of the machinery
b) Adequate toilets
c) Safe entrances and exits
d) All of the above
36)
Health & Safety law provides protection for:
a) Full time workers only
b) All workers on the premises
c) Anyone on the premises
d) Just the management
37)
If it is essential that personal protective equipment is worn to carry out a certain process at
work:
a) The employer should provide it freely
b) The employer should provide it but take the money out of the workers wages
c) The worker should provide it as part of the job.
d) The worker should only wear it if it is fashionable

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38)
Which of the following statements is totally true:
a) Employers have a responsibility for Health & Safety
b) Workers have a responsibility for Health & Safety
c) Everyone has a responsibility for Health & Safety
d) No-one has a responsibility for Health & Safety
39)
If you believe someone has been electrocuted your FIRST action should be:
a) Mouth to mouth resuscitation
b) Turn off the electricity if it is safe to do so
c) Send for the fire brigade
d) Sound the fire alarm
40)
A competent person as defined by the Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1992 is:
a) The worker
b) The person who has the highest level of qualifications
c) The person who has been at work the longest
d) The person who has sufficient technical knowledge and experience and skills to carry out
specific tasks

End of test

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APPENDIX 7

LEVEL 1 AND 2 FOUNDATION TESTS


CANDIDATES INSTRUCTIONS

THESE INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE HANDED TO CANDIDATES WELL BEFORE THE TEST TAKES PLACE

It is the responsibility of candidates to ascertain the time and place of the examinations they are
taking. Failure to appear for examinations through misreading of the published timetables (which will be
displayed on the College notice boards) will not be accepted as an excuse.

Candidates who are unable to attend an examination because of illness or any other cause must
see that this information, supported by a medical certificate, is passed immediately to the Examinations
Officer.

Candidates will be admitted to the Examination Room not more than fifteen minutes before the
time indicated on the published timetable.

No candidate may leave the Examination Room until the expiration of half an hour from the
beginning of the examination. (Where College regulations stipulate a longer period, these will apply.) If a
candidate enters an examination after the first half-hour has passed, it will be at the discretion of the Chief
Moderator for Foundation to decide whether to take this into account and mark the script.

Candidates should bring to the Examination Room their own Bilingual dictionary, pens, HB
pencils, clean rubber, slide rules and, where their use is permitted, pocket calculators. Any handbags,
books, papers and other articles brought into the Examination Room must be deposited with the
Invigilators.
PLEASE NOTE: HB pencils must be used to complete the answer sheets.

At the beginning of the Examination, candidates must read carefully the Regulations set out on
the Test paper.

Candidates who, for any reason, wish to leave the Examination Room temporarily may only do
so if accompanied by an Invigilator or by another authorised person.

Silence must be preserved in the Examination Room.

Candidates are strictly forbidden to copy from another or to communicate with another or with
any person or persons other than the Invigilators. THE USE OF UNFAIR MEANS BY STUDENTS IN
EXAMINATIONS WILL NORMALLY RESULT IN THEIR FAILURE TO QUALIFY FOR THE AWARD.

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At the end of the examination period candidates will be instructed to stop writing, directed how to
tie their answer sheets and test paper together and instructed to leave them on their desks. Candidates
who leave the Examination Room before the end of the examination must also leave their answer sheets
and test paper on their desks.

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An Appeals process is available within the Ascentis system. Information about this is available
from either your Ascentis Co-ordinator or the College Examinations Officer. However, any Application for
Appeal must be received in the Ascentis office at Lancaster within FOUR weeks of the official marks
publication date. In the first instance candidates should approach their Ascentis Co-ordinator.

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APPENDIX 8
LEVEL 1 AND 2 FOUNDATION TESTS
INVIGILATORS INSTRUCTIONS
A - General
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All Invigilators must be present in the Examination Room AT LEAST 20 MINUTES BEFORE the
beginning of the examination.

Invigilators will be provided with an attendance list to be sent with the examination test papers to
the examinations officer concerned. Ascentis administration shall be notified of any late arrivals or
unusual circumstances relating to attendance, recording this on the invigilator report form.

One test paper and answer sheet will be issued to each candidate.

B - Before the examination


1

The Invigilator shall be responsible for the preparation of the Examination Room. One Test
Paper and one Answer Sheet should be provided on each desk, unless the instructions on the test
paper indicate otherwise. HB Pencils, erasers and rulers should be made available to candidates who
do not bring their own.

C - At the beginning of the examination


1

Not more than 15 minutes before the examination is due to commence; the Invigilators shall
admit the candidates. If more than one examination is being held in the same room, particular rows
will be allocated to particular examinations.

Handbags, books and papers and similar articles (other than special materials prescribed for the
examination) must be deposited with the Invigilators.

Invigilators will ask the candidates to read carefully or the invigilator may read the Regulations
set out on the cover of their Test Paper and Answer Sheet. They will also inform them about the
availability of additional examination materials if appropriate.

Candidates must be informed that ONLY HB Pencils must be used to complete the Answer
sheet. If a wrong answer is completed by mistake the candidate may use an eraser to rub out the
mark.

D - During the examination


1

Invigilators shall check attendance. Absences, late arrivals and any unusual circumstances
relating to attendance shall be noted on the Invigilators Report Form which should be returned at the
end of the examination session with the test papers and answer sheets.

The Invigilators will note the name of any candidate who arrives after the first half-hour of the
examination and the reasons the candidate gives for being late. They shall inform the candidate that it
is at the discretion of the Chief Moderator for Foundation to decide whether to take this into account
and mark the test paper.
The Invigilators shall have discretion in exceptional circumstances to decide whether to allow
candidates who arrive more than half-an-hour late extra time to finish the examination. Extra time
allowed shall not exceed the amount of the examination after the first half-hour which the candidate
has missed. The Invigilators shall make a note of any extension of time allowed to candidates arriving
late.

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No candidate may leave the Examination Room until the expiration of half-an-hour from the
beginning of the examination. (Where College regulations stipulate a longer period, these will apply).
Invigilators shall note the names of all candidates who leave the Examination Room shortly after the
first half-hour.

During the examination Invigilators shall ensure that candidates are provided with additional
requirements (extra paper, etc). Candidates should be directed to raise a hand if they require
anything. Candidates who wish to leave the Examination Room temporarily may do so only if
accompanied by an Invigilator or (if there is only one Invigilator) by another authorised person.

Should any candidate become ill during an examination, arrangements should be made by an
Invigilator for the student to receive medical treatment (on which a report should be obtained).

A candidate who contravenes the regulations and instructions governing the examination,
especially by unfair practice such as copying from or communicating with other candidates, SHALL BE
REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE COLLEGE EXAMINATIONS OFFICER. The candidate shall be
informed that (s)he has contravened the regulations and that (s)he has been reported, but (s)he shall
not be prevented from continuing the examination. A written report must be given to the Examinations
Officer and to the Chief Moderator for Foundation (including full details of the contravention).

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No work done by a candidate should be destroyed.


It is part of the Invigilators' duty to move about the room as quietly as possible at frequent
intervals.

E - At the end of the examination


1

Candidates who leave the Examination Room before the end of the examination shall leave their
test papers and answer sheet(s) on their desks.

At the end of the examination period Invigilators shall instruct the candidates to stop writing and
to place their Test Paper and Answer Sheet(s) together. Candidates should be instructed to leave their
Test Papers and Answer Sheet(s) on their desks.

F - After the examination


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Test Papers and Answer Sheet(s) shall be collected from the candidates' desks.

The Invigilator shall:


a
check each set of Test Papers and Answer Sheets against the corresponding attendance
list
b
sign the attendance list
c
the Invigilators Report must be completed in all cases
d
deliver all papers into the safe keeping of the responsible College Officer (usually the
Examinations Officer). Test Papers should be in sealed envelopes; the contents of each
envelope should be clearly indicated on the outside and should be signed by one Invigilator.
All test papers, answer sheets (used or unused) the attendance record and the invigilator
report should be forwarded to Ascentis within 24 hours, by registered mail.

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