Level 2 Award in Principles Risk Assessment

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will benefit anyone involved in undertaking or reviewing risk assessments. It is suitable for professionals needing to undertake proficient assessments of health & safety risk, and for staff working in large organizations as well as self-employed people needing to guarantee compliance with health & safety regulations.

Training Methodology

Our training utilizes the very latest learning methods, with special emphasis on participative and interactive techniques. Our training aim is to share knowledge and practical experience and, through tutor-led sessions, build on that experience so that every participant is able to manage risk effectively and realistically. The training sets out to develop sound and practical knowledge and understanding for day-to-day application in the workplace and prepares each participant for the Level 2 qualification assessment.

The Training includes formal presentation, interspersed with directed discussion, workshops and case study. In addition, there will be learning assessment as required by BSC, where delegates complete a set of workplace-based tasks and submit them for review and evaluation. 

Course Objectives

Using the British Safety Council legislation, at the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the legislation relating to health and safety in the workplace
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of those involved those enforce health and safety legislation to maintain a healthy and safe workplace
  • List risks and hazards that could be present in the workplace
  • Risk assessment for health and safety in the workplace
  • Describe control measures that can be used to manage risk in the workplace (risk management)
  • Explain when a review of risks would be required
  • Describe the arrangements for provision of a health and safety policy in an organization
  • Describe the role and duties of the supervisor in a health and safety management system
  • Explain the emergency evacuation procedures for workers and visitors
  • Identify methods of improving the health and safety practices and health and safety culture of an organization
  • Conduct a health and safety inspection of a work area and record the findings
  • Explain the process of accident investigation; reporting and investigating accidents and near misses
  • Review the health, safety and welfare of employees for whom they are responsible

Course Outline

  1. Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (RA)
    • Overview of the BSC safety and health  legislation
    • Overview of the risk assessment process
    • How to establish a formalized risk assessment process
    • Occupational hazards identification and risk assessment
    • Determining risk elements (Hazard, Frequency of occurrence, Severity, Exposure)
    • Developing a qualitative RA
    • The use of risk matrices to prioritize the risks.
    • Developing a semi-quantitative RA
    • What-if Analysis approach to RA
    • Practical RA workshop using the What-if Analysis technique
    • The principle of “Uncertainty & Risk-based Decision-making
    • Hierarchy in risk controls – preventing vs. mitigating
    • Acceptable risk” & As Low As Reasonable Practicable (ALARP)
    •  The “human factor” approach
    • Introduction to basic Quantitative Risk Assessment.
  2. Supervising Staff
    • The principles of accident prevention & loss control 
    • Models of accident causation
    • The main elements of a health, safety and environmental system
    •  The main elements of the health and safety policy of an organization
    •  The role of a supervisor in a health and safety management system
    •  The identification of hazards to health and safety in a workplace
    •  The assessment of risks to safety and health in a workplace
    •  Safety auditing & inspections of the work area
    •  Accident Investigation and reporting
    •  Health & Safety law and sources of information
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  3. Final Project workshop and written exam
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