HABC Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (QCF)
Program code: HABC3
Hazardous substances and materials may be found in any workplace. These substances can range from those that can cause death or serious injury if inhaled, to those that can cause skin reactions. The legal requirements that govern hazardous substances are far-reaching and at times complex.
It gives learners the knowledge and skills to recognise the risks associated with hazardous substances and how to control them.
These include the law relating to hazardous substances in the workplace, how risk assessments contribute to the safe use of hazardous substances in the workplace and the precautions and procedures necessary to ensure that risks associated with hazardous substances are properly controlled.
Assessment and Certification
This qualification is assessed through a 15-question multiple-choice examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 10 out of 15.
This qualification is aimed at those learners who work in an environment where coming into contact with hazardous substances is likely. This includes workplaces in areas such as manufacturing, cleaning, healthcare, transport, utilities and office environments.