The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health *Foundation Health & Safety
Certificate* has been designed as a first level course incorporating
fundamental occupational health and safety knowledge for all employees
that will enable them to contribute to any health and safety management
The programme covers a defined syllabus and is assessed by a short
objective test consisting of 30 multi-choice questions.
Oral tests are available to ensure that candidates with learning difficulties
or disabilities can also access the training and achieve success.
Elements of study within the syllabus include the following:
Health and safety at work
Prevention of accidents and ill health
First aid at work
Workplace health, safety and welfare
Ergonomics and workstation design
Health and safety law
Personal protective equipment
Employee*s with little or no prior knowledge of
current health & safety
legislation who require a nationally recognised certificate.
provide attendees with information on health and safety issues which
they will encounter during their working day;
To promote a positive health & safety
To increase awareness of health & safety
To carryout assigned tasks in both a safe and
To understand the legal responsibilities of
both the employer and employee as defined by the Health & Safety
at Work Act.