This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the responsibilities of employers; the main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health; the role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill-health; the requirements of a risk assessment; a process for undertaking a risk assessment; and a method to evaluate risk.
This course will cover:
- How risk assessments maintain and improve standards of health and safety at work;
- Principles of risk assessment.
This qualification will enable successful candidates to:
- Define key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work;
- Identify employer’s duties in relation to risk assessment;
- State the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health;
- Outline the requirements to undertake a risk assessment;
- Describe a simple process to risk assessment;
- Outline the use of the hierarchy of controls;
- Outline a simple method to evaluate risk.
Awarding Body: Highfield Qualification
Course Duration: 6 hours guided learning (1 day)
Assessment: The examination for this qualification contains 15 questions that must be completed within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 60%.
Progression: Highfield Level 2 Award in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (RQF)
Highfield Level 2 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
Level 3 Award in Supervising Health & Safety in the Workplace