This qualification is designed to be an introduction to the principles of Risk Assessment. It covers why risk assessments are necessary, the legal requirements relating to risk assessments and simple processes for carrying out a risk assessment. It is suitable for you if you are working in an environment where you need to be more risk aware by raising your knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic things you can do to control it.

Qualification Structure

This qualification consists of one mandatory unit, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the qualification:

Course Detail

By the end of the course you will;

  • understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work
  • be able to state the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  • be able to outline the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • be able to define key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work including:
  • accident, near miss, accident triangle, hazard, risk, risk assessment, risk control hierarchy, suitable and sufficient, competence
  • be able to outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention
  • understand the principles of risk assessment
    • Outline the legal requirements for risk assessment
    • Describe a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment
    • Give examples of occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work
    • Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks
    • Outline the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment

Duration of the Course

1 day of 6 Hours.

Entry Requirements

Learners are required to be 14 years of age prior to certification. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of level 1 in literacy.

Assessment

This qualification is assessed through a 20-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 30 minutes. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 13 out of 20.

Progression

Upon successful completion learners may wish to continue their development via the completion of any of the sign-posted qualifications/training:

  • HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)
  • HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)

ID Requirements

  • You will need to bring ID to the course so you can gain the Risk Assessment qualification. HABC will accept the following as proof of a learner’s identity:
  • Valid Passport (any nationality)
  • Signed UK Photo card Driving Licence
  • Valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces, Police
  • Other photographic ID card, e.g. Employee ID Card (must be current employer), SIA licence, Student ID Card, Travel card.

Alternatively if you have none of the above you can bring a bank card and recent statement, or household bill i.e. council tax statement, utility bill to show your current address.  Please let us know if you have any problems being able to bring ID for the exam.

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