Health & Safety for Funeral Staff


All Staff employed in the sector.


There are no educational requirements for units 1/HS1 or 2/HS2.


Assessment consists of:

  • Verbal questioning
  • Simple written assignments/workbooks
  • Observation
  • Other appropriate and acceptable means of assessment

The date of the assessment is agreed between the learner, his/her employer and the assessor.

The learner's completed portfolio is sent for verification, together with the assessor's report.

Following successful verification the student will be awarded a certificate for the relevant unit of study.

Students who do not wish to complete the coursework and subsequent assessment will be awarded a certificate of attendance for the relevant unit.



This Unit is about:

  • Ensuring that your own actions reduce risks to Health & Safety
  • Understanding the law as it applies to Health & Safety
  • Risk assessment and good housekeeping
  • Recognising risks in your own workplace including Office Health & Safety and use of VDUs
  • Knowing how to lift safely

At the end of this training workshop the learner should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal requirements of and necessity for Health and Safety legislation
  • Identify the basic principles of the COSHH and RIDDOR legislation in relation to their own place of work
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fire drill procedures in their own place of work
  • Show an understanding of the manual handling regulations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safe lifting and handling techniques


This Unit is about:

  • The regulations regarding First Aid at work
  • What to do in an emergency and how to raise the alarm
  • Looking after your own health and safety

At the end of this training workshop the learner should be able to:

  • Show an understanding of the aims and limitations of First Aid provision in the workplace
  • Recognise the obligations for the reporting of accidents in the workplace.
  • List the key principles of correct handling of clinical waste
  • Understand the rules for self hygiene
  • Show an understanding of infection control