Industrial Engineer

Health and Safety at Work (HSW)

NEBOSH Award in

Health and Safety at Work (HSW)


The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job, including team leaders and supervisors, HR professionals, facilities managers and those training young people in a working environment

Course Content 

The Award in Workplace Health and Safety is divided into two units.

Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations 

Unit HSW2: Risk assessment activity

Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations is further divided into ten elements.

  • The foundations of health and safety                      

  • The responsibility for health and safety

  • Health and safety risk assessment and control

  • Work equipment                                  

  • Transport safety

  • Working with electricity

  • Fire                                                                

  • Manual handling and repetitive activities

  • Hazardous substances                                      

  • The working environment


​Unit HSW2: Risk assessment activity

  • Risk assessment activity

​​Modes of Study

​F - Full Time Block Release

E - External Students

P - Part Time & Evening

O - Open & Distance Learning

Course Duration

​Minimum total tuition time: 18 Hours

Unit Assessment

​Unit HSW1: Workplace safety foundations

  • ​Unit HSW1 is assessed by a one-hour multiple choice (MCQ) examination
  • Each examination consists of forty questions (1 mark each) with one correct and three incorrect responses available per question

  • Each examination paper covers the whole unit syllabus.

  • All questions are compulsory

Unit HSW2: Risk assessment activity
Unit HSW2 is assessed by a risk assessment activity, which is carried out in the candidate’s own workplace.
This is held on a date set by the accredited course provider and must be taken within 10 working days of a multiple choice examination (MCQ)

​Unit pass standards

The pass standard for each unit is 60% for both the  multiple choice paper (HSW1) and the risk assessment activity unit (HSW2)

Achieving the qualification

Candidates will need to pass both units within a two year period to achieve the overall qualification. The two years commence from the result declaration date of the first successful unit.


Overall qualification grade

Once candidates have achieved a Pass in units HSW1 and HSW2, they are deemed to have passed the qualification.

Qualification parchment

Once a candidate has achieved a Pass in both units they are normally considered to have completed the qualification and an overall qualification parchment will be issued, usually within 40 working days of the result declaration date for the second successfully completed unit.

Re-sitting examinations

If a candidate’s performance in a unit is lower than a pass, the candidate may register to re- sit the unit if they so wish.

​Qualification level 

Vocationally-Related Qualification (VRQ) Level: Two (2)

Entry requirements




Distance Learning - ​​Advantages of Distance Learning Mode

  • Perfect for people who can’t take time out of their busy day to attend a course.

  • Costs less than a full-time study

  • Allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life

  • No need to gather in classroom which prevents learners from getting infected from viruses , especially these days

  • Please note that the mode of study [“Open & Distance Learning Mode” ] is nowhere mentioned in the certificate

  • Course Material: Hard copy of NEBOSH text book / NEBOSH endorsed text book will be sent to you by courier.


Exam Administration

Exam for this qualification HSW1 is administrated by British Council.

Benefits for employers

Workers with the Award in Health and Safety at Work qualification will benefit organisations who are seeking to implement or maintain a health and safety management system by giving workers an awareness of common workplace hazards. It will also ensure the workforce, in particular supervisory staff, can apply the principles of risk assessment and understand how to control common workplace hazards.


Upskilling your workforce in risk assessment can help reduce the number of accidents in the workplace, improving staff morale, and resulting in costs saving for the business.

Kindly Note:


AVT Academy is run by a team of professional who have worked in the middle east countries. ​

​​​​Faculties - Highly qualified trainers (CMIOSH, Grad IOSH and Master’s Degree holders) who have delivered Technical and HSE (Health, Safety & Environmental) courses, while working in the middle east, for the employees of contracting companies of 

   - Saudi Aramco

   - SADARA Chemical Company 

   - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

   - Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) 

and also,  for all major companies  located in Saudi Arabia including

   - Zamil Group of Industries

   - Arabian Fal Company, Etc. 

  • ​​AVT is approved by  NEBOSH-UK (IGC,PSM and HSW) and American Health and Safety Institute (Medic First Aid Training Course)


  • ​​Live demo and seminars are delivered by field experts.


  • ​​Real-world connections in the classroom.