Award in Health and Safety
Better Safe than Sorry!

Training Course: HS03 - Award in Health and Safety - Better Safe than Sorry!

Course Description: The rationale for this course is to equip the participants with workplace health and safety skills This course will support the participants in acquiring the necessary safety knowledge and to select an effective approach to undertake an action, task, or activity, especially in challenging environments or circumstances at the workplace.

EQF/ MQF Level: Level 3                                                   ECTS per course: 1

Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face                     Total Hours: 25 hours

Mode of Attendance: Part Time                                       Language: English  

Programme Duration: 1 Week

Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,

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Target Group: This course is aimed at learners 16+, it can however, be taken by any candidates. It is a beneficial to all those looking to improve their skills set equipping them with valuable knowledge when presenting themselves to potential employers.  

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme

Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).

Course Structure: This Award is designed to enable learners to understand that not only is it never too late to learn, but that with the right tools learning can be fun, beneficial, and well worth the time and effort one puts into it. 


1) Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Laws & Regulations.

2) Explain the purpose of Good Housekeeping. 

3) Identify Appropriate Waste Disposal Norms.

4) Explain the concept of Personal Protective Equipment. 

5) lustrate an awareness of Fire. 


6) Distinguish between the Physical & Psychological Hazards & Controls. 

7) Identify various Hazards and their Risks.

8) Practice behaviour in line with health and safety. 


9) Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the importance of health and safety at the workplace. 

10) Practice and apply the key principles of health and safety. 

Entry Requirements: Have a basic secondary education /school leaving certificate. Be able to communicate both orally and in writing in English and/or Maltese.

Outline of Course: This award will introduce and familiarize the participants to the key components of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Malta Laws and Regulations. It will let participants practice the key skills required and make them aware of the importance of safe working practices.

Competences: - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) Recognise various PPE. 

b) Become aware of the legislations in force and procedures. 

C) implement work processes & practices that may cause Musculoskeletal Disorders - manual handling, lifting. 

d) Recognise different work environment such as noise, vibration, heat, cold, radiation, UV light. 

e) Explain Hazard warning symbols. 

f) identify the Chemistry of Fire. 

g) Be familiar with Common extinguishers and use.

h) Recognise why it is so important to identify the Hazard. 

i) Evaluate the Risk. 

j) Take immediate action. 

Knowledge - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

·         Legal Notice re Personal Protective Equipment. 

·         Ergonomics - the science of designing jobs and workplaces to match the capabilities and limitations of the human body. 

·         Classification of Fires. 

·         Prevention of fires and extinguishers to use in case of fire. 

·         The importance of carrying out the Risk Assessment (RA). 

·         Housekeeping is crucial to a safe workplace.

·         The functions & duties of OH&S Legal Obligations for adequate Waste Disposal management.


Applying knowledge and understanding

The learner will be able to:

a) Explain that Personal Protective Equipment is the last resort to Occupational Health and Safety. 

b) Practice values in line with health and safety. 

c) Describe scenarios where Fire could occur in the workplace, its flashpoint and how it spreads.

d) Appraise a safe workplace, with regards housekeeping practices.

e) Apply the current regulations in Waste Disposal Management.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

The learner will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the balance of the rights and obligations at the workplace. 

Assess how to implement a safe method of work.

Module-Specific Communication Skill 

The learner will be able to

a) Confidently communicate and discuss Occupational H&S Issues.

Module-Specific Learner Skills

The learner will be able to

a) reflect on working practices, identify risks and hazards. 

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

The learner will be able to

a) Use Internet to identify sources of information, advice, or guidance on Health and Safety Issues.  

Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Skill

Communicate more effectively with respect to Occupational Health & Safety. Become more effectively communicative with colleagues at the workplace. Become more self-reflective.

Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type – Knowledge

Communicate more effectively with respect to Occupational Health & Safety. Become more effectively communicative with colleagues at the workplace. Become more self-reflective.

Assessment: The assessment for this Award consists of two parts:

Formative Assessment:

Compilation of a reflective action plan, enabling learners to reflect on what

they have learnt and how to apply it in the workplace. Observation of participation in real life scenarios recreated, whereby the learners must solve the dilemmas presented, through analysis and application of the material learnt in class and practice newly learnt skills.

Summative Assessment:

A multiple-choice test where learners can show what they have learnt in class.

The maximum mark for the course is set at 100% and to be awarded a certificate, students will be required to achieve a minimum aggregate of 50% of the maximum mark.

Hours of Total Learning – 25:

Total Contact Hours: 10

Self-Study Hours: 10

Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 3

Assessment Hours: 2

Course Fee: €150 per person (min 6 persons).

Date of Next Intake: January 2024

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