Risk Assessment (Level 2)

  • Code:HS005
  • Length:1 day
  • Cost:£99.80 per person

A one day course, this qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment.

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While employees are not expected to write risk assessments, they will have to contribute to them, be risk aware and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

Learning Outcomes

This course will help candidates to:

  • Contribute both to the maintenance of a safe work environment and to the process of formal risk assessment
  • Understand the legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment including:
  • Hazards, risks and control measures
  • The five steps of risk assessment
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Risk assessment review and record keeping

Candidates who successfully complete this as an accredited course and pass the exam will receive a nationally recognised certificate from the accrediting body.

Course content

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Duties of employees and employers
  • Accidents and ill health
  • Preventing accidents in the workplace
  • The 5-step process to risk assessment
  • Risk control hierarchy
  • Identifying the hazards
  • Identifying who may be harmed and how
  • Evaluating the risks
  • Recording significant findings
  • Implementing review procedures