The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require every employer and self-employed person to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the health and safety risks to employees and others not in their employment to which their undertakings give rise, in order to put in place appropriate control measures. The Level 2 Risk Assessment training aims to provide supervisors and employees with knowledge and understanding of the risk assessment process and the skills required to undertake a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
The specification is based on the Health and Safety Executive’s Five Steps to Risk Assessment and has been accredited by the Qualifications Regulators at Level 2 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The online assessment task relates directly to the candidate’s workplace and tests the application of learning in a practical context. While the Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment is a stand-alone qualification, it allows for lateral progression to other British Safety Council Level 2 qualifications covering specific risk assessments in COSHH, DSE, Fire and Manual Handling, and progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
Relationship to National Occupational Standards
The content of the Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment has been mapped to Units HSS1 and HSS6 of the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
The qualification comprises one mandatory unit (Risk Assessment Y/602/1997). The learning outcomes state what a candidate will be expected to know, understand or be able to do and the assessment criteria describe the requirements that a candidate is expected to meet to demonstrate a learning outcome has been achieved.
(the learner will . . .)
(the learner can . . .)
1 Understand the importance of
Outline the reasons for conducting risk assessments
Outline the main legislation relating to risk assessments
2 Understand the principles of
Identify the main health and safety hazards in the
List control measures that can reduce risks to an
3 Understand how a risk
assessment is undertaken
Describe the stages involved in a risk assessment
Outline the circumstances in which a risk assessment should be reviewed
Successful achievement of the learning outcomes for the above unit will earn a candidate two credits.
Level 2 Risk Assessment Training is currently available as In Business Training at your premises for groups.
Cost for the courses is:
In Business Training – £x for delivery per day for a group of up to 12-15, (ex vat and travel)