Approved Centre

An organisation undertaking the delivery of British Safety Council qualifications.


Awarding Organisation

An organisation recognised by the qualifications regulators, in this case the British Safety Council.



Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.



Display Screen Equipment.



Electronic means of learning.


General Conditions of Recognition

The General Conditions of Recognition issued by Ofqual in November 2012 or any subsequent version of this document.


Health and Safety Executive

An organisation responsible for proposing safety regulations, throughout the UK. It is responsible for enforcing, statute, regulations, approved codes of practice and guidance. 



Health and Safety Executive or health, safety and environmental.



National Vocational Qualification.



Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.



International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.



Learning Management System.


Manual Handling Operations

Tasks that require a person to exert force in order to lift, lower, push, pull, more, move, carry, hold or restrain an object.



National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health.


Occupational Health

The development, promotion and maintenance of workplace policies and programs that ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of employees.


BS OHSAS 18001:2007 BSI

Standard for Occupational Health and Safety



A statement of an organisation's strategy for achieving a safe and healthy working environment and the responsibility, organisation and arrangements for pursuing and implementing the strategy.



Personal Protection Equipment. 



A statutory device made under a general provision that is contained in an act of parliament. Regulations themselves are approved by parliament and are generally absolute legal standards.



The qualifications regulators in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Risk Assessment

A formal estimation of the likelihood that persons may suffer injury or adverse health effects as a result of identified hazards.


Risk Management

The introduction of change or control measures with the intention of eliminating or bringing the level of risk associated with a hazard within acceptable limits.



Visual Display Unit.



The combination of equipment items that a user requires to fulfil their all allotted tasks. In Display Screen Equipment terms, the components might include: desk, chair, computer monitor, keyboard, processing unit and such ancillary equipment as required by the work, such as document holder or telephone.