NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is designed for individuals who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures in their organization on a daily basis. This could include staff members, supervisors, or managers who are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area. The qualification is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Assessment Process – The assessment is based on four, five or potentially six assessment methods: Direct observation – an assessor will come to observe you at work. Visits are scheduled according to your availability

Written questionnaire – when we come for the first visit we will print your units and you will have to answer in writing about 100-150 theoretical questions. You will do this in your time, once you have finished you will send the answers to us and we will attach them to the portfolio. We will give you guidance, but the answers must be yours. Professional discussion – if you do not want to cover the theoretical questions in writing, we can organize a recorded discussion between you and the assessor where they will be covered. It takes between 1-2 hours and should be planned a little in advance (the assessor will make a plan of the discussions, will send it to you and then you will set a convenient day for both of you). This can take place at your site or at our office.

Evidence – attesting professional competence these include:

  • Site Safety Signs.
  • Method statements/risk assessments signed.
  • LOLER / PUWER weekly checks.
  • all short of meeting minutes or completed sheets.
  • H&S.
  • progress.
  • coordination.
  • Plans / Drawings.
  • Email correspondence.
  • H&S audit reports.
  • Permit to work / Hot work permits completed and signed.

The list is not exhaustive, in principle any document related to your work can be attached to the portfolio.

Mandatory Units 

  • Promote a positive health and safety culture
  • Develop and implement the health and safety policy
  • Develop and implement effective communication systems for health and safety information
  • Develop and maintain individual and organisational competence in health and safety matters
  • Identify, assess and control health and safety risks
  • Develop and implement proactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement reactive monitoring systems for health and safety
  • Develop and implement health and safety emergency response systems and procedures
  • Develop and implement health and safety review systems
  • Maintain knowledge of improvements to influence health and safety practice

Entry Conditions:
The entry requirements for the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice are quite flexible. There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification. However, it is recommended that centers carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

The length of time that the qualification takes to complete can vary. Most people will finish within 6-12 months, but it depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you are able to gather your evidence.

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