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Who needs to take this course

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the responsibilities of employers; the main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health; the role of risk assessment
in the prevention of accidents and ill-health; the requirements of a risk assessment; a process for undertaking a risk assessment; and a method to evaluate risk.

The law

As an employer, you’re required by law to protect your employees, and others, from harm.

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum you must do is:

  • identify what could cause injury or illness in your business (hazards)
  • decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
  • take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk

Assessing risk is just one part of the overall process used to control risks in your workplace.

Steps needed to manage risk

Risk management is a step-by-step process for controlling health and safety risks caused by hazards in the workplace.

You can do it yourself or appoint a competent person to help you.

  • Identify hazards
  • Assess the risks
  • Control the risks
  • Record your findings
  • Review the controls

Who needs health and safety training?

You do! Whether you are an employer or self-employed, are you sure that you’re up to date with how to identify the hazards and control the risks from your work?

Your employees do! Everyone who works for you, including self-employed people, needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. Like your supervisors, they need to know about your health and safety policy, your arrangements for implementing it, and the part they play. They also need to know how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you.

Contractors and self-employed people who may be working for you do!
Remember, these people might not be familiar with your working environment and the safety systems that you have put in place for regular employees.
You should:

  • take into account the capabilities, training, knowledge and experience of workers; and
  • ensure that the demands of the job do not exceed their ability to carry out their work without risk to themselves and others.

Risk assessment template

You can use a risk assessment template to help you keep a simple record of:

  • who might be harmed and how
  • what you’re already doing to control the risks
  • what further action you need to take to control the risks
  • who needs to carry out the action
  • when the action is needed by

What does it cover?

The training included in this course covers the key syllabus of the Level 2 Risk Assessment qualification. These modules include:

  • Risk assessment principles
  • Understanding the responsibilities of employers
  • The main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health
  • The role of the risk-assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill-health
  • The requirements of a risk assessment
  • The process for undertaking a risk assessment; and a method to evaluate risk

What will learners achieve?

Learners gaining this qualification will know how to carry out a risk assessment to protect their employees and others from harm.

How long will it take?

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course, however, it can also be achieved through a variety of other methods including blended, distance and e-learning.

Course features

This course includes a number of key features that will benefit the learner. These include the following:

Features for the Learner:

  • Content suitable for Level 2 Risk Assessment qualifications awarded by Highfield Qualifications and RSPH;
  • Interactive content and exercises based on real-life scenarios.

Guidance on assessment

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF)
  • Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
  • Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)