Technical Skills / Safety, Health and Environment

Principles of Risk Assessment Level 2 Award (RQF)


Keeping your safety in focus and risk controls current

Course overview

This course introduces practical steps to risk assessment and works well for those new to or requiring a refresher in risk assessment.

  • Legal requirements for assessments
  • Causes; fatalities, injuries, ill health
  • Moral, legal and economic considerations
  • Key terms;
    • Accident, near miss, accident triangle
    • Hazard, risk, risk assessment
    • Risk control hierarchy
    • Suitable and sufficient, competence
  • Accident and ill health prevention
  • The principles of risk assessment
  • The legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Risk assessment - a simple process
  • Occupational, environmental and human factors
  • Methodology to prioritise risks
  • Recording risk assessment and outcomes

Course benefits

Maintaining compliance with legislation reducing the potential for costly fines and penalties. Protecting employees from risk and harm by ensuring risk assessments are in place and maintaining the internal capacity to review, update risk assessments and educate staff.

Course dates and fees

No dates currently available

Assessment & accreditation

Subject to satisfactory completion of the multiple-choice question paper, delegates will receive a Level 2 Award (Qualsafe) certificate demonstrating achievement.

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