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TQUK Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)


This accredited qualification is designed to introduce the principles of risk assessment. It covers why risk assessments are necessary, the legal requirements relating to them and simple processes for carrying them out.

It is suitable for learners working in any environment who need to be more risk aware by raising their knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic steps they can take to control it.

Risk Assessment is a trainer-led course that is delivered over a full day. The course aims are to give an understanding of the importance of risk assessment and current applicable legislation, to promote awareness and understanding of what constitutes a hazard, to promote understanding of the 5 steps of carrying out a risk assessment, and to give an understanding of different control measures and how these might be implemented. By the end of this session, candidates will understand the importance of risk assessment and current applicable legislation, understand what constitutes a hazard, understand the hierarchy of controls, and be able to carry out a risk assessment.

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 learners working in any environment who need to be more risk aware by raising their knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic things they can do to control it.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (QCF)
QAN: 601/2748/X
Level: 2
Credit Value: 2
TQT: 18
  • Health and Safety representatives
  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Employees to gain knowledge of the importance of risk assessing

This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • What is a risk assessment
  • Why do we need them
  • Accident reduction
  • What is a hazard
  • Lone worker risk assessing
  • How to risk assess
  • 5 stages of risk assessing
  • Manual Handling risk assessing
  • COSHH risk assessing
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Ensuring Risks Stay Controlled 
  • Emergency procedures   

1. Understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work

1.1 State the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
1.2 Outline the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
1.3 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

1.4 Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention

2. Understand the principles of risk assessment

2.1 Outline the legal requirements for risk assessment
2.2 Describe a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment
2.3 Give examples of occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work
2.4 Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks
2.5 Outline the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment