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Highfield Level 3 International Award in
Health and Safety in the Workplace

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About Course

This qualification is aimed at learners already working in the capacity of supervisor, manager or team leader and also those who are preparing to start work at this level.

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of:

  • The requirements of health, safety and welfare

  • The benefits of a health and safety management system

  • The risks and control methods for common workplace hazards

  • The principles of risk assessment and incident investigation

Qualification Awarding Body

  • Highfield Qualifications - UK

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Standard English

Course Duration

  • 24 Hours​

Course Fees

  • INR 11000 / GBP 110 / USD 138

​Modes of Study

  • Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

Mode of Exam

  • Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • ​Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question [MCQ]

  • No. of Questions : 45

  • Pass mark : 30/45 (66%)

  • Distinction : 36/45 (80%)

  • Exam Duration : 90 Minutes

​Course Content

Understand the requirements for health, safety and welfare in the workplace

  • Outline the welfare provisions that should be made by the employer 

  • Outline ways that health and safety information can be communicated 

  • Define the terms ‘incident’, ‘accident’ and ‘occupational ill health’ 

  • Describe the main causes of injuries and ill health at work

Understand the benefits of using a safety management system

  • Outline the costs associated with accidents and ill health 

  • Summarise the typical elements of a safety management system 

  • Outline the benefits of using a safety management system

Understand the principles of risk assessment

  • Outline the benefits of assessing and controlling risks at work 

  • Describe the different types of risk assessment that can be used 

  • State where specific risk assessments may be required 

  • State the steps to be taken to complete a simple risk assessment

Understand the risks and control methods for common workplace hazards

  • Explain how the risks from different hazards may be affected by occupational, environmental, human and organisational factors 

  • Explain how injuries, ill health and other damage may result following exposure to common workplace hazards 

  • Identify suitable risk control measures using the principles of the hierarchy of control

Understand how to manage the effects of accidents and incidents

  • Describe the actions that need to be taken following an accident or incident in the workplace

  • Describe how simple accident investigation techniques can reveal immediate and root causes


  • The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [ Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address


  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents​

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