TQUK Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)

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TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)

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.

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.

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Course Curriculum

  • 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

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