The Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Health and Safety is intended for those whose job role encompasses the area of general health and safety practice, and is suitable for those new to a health and safety role, or mangers who wish to formalise their knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace. All such, health and safety practitioners are involved in risk assessment, the identification of hazards and determining strategies for control. There are a number of skills that they would all need and use, such as:
- Raising awareness about health and safety within the organisation
- Using information to promote good health and safety practice
- Promoting good relationships to enhance health and safety practice
- Maintaining and enhancing health and safety systems.
The qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression the health and safety sector.