This Level 2 Regulated Course covers why risk assessments are necessary and the legal requirements relating to them.
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TQUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 58 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£49.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

This regulated 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. Take this course as a classroom course with one of our approved instructors, as a virtual class using our remote training platform with a real instructor or online with marking and ID checks by a real instructor.  Gain the same regulated qualification whichever option you choose.

The cost of this course assumes that you are taking the full distance course and include your certificate cost which is emailed to you once you have completed the course, open response test and ID check.

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 course can be taken 100% online where you complete the online course then complete an open response test paper which is marked by your tutor, feedback is given and then you complete a video online ID check with your instructor.  You will receive the same regulated certificate as the classroom course.

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 the basic things they can do to control it.

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

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.

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 (RQF)
QAN: 601/2748/X
Level: 2
Credit Value: 2
TQT: 10
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
TQUK Qualification Specification
  • Health and Safety representatives
  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Employees to gain knowledge of the importance of risk assessing
  • Clubs and voluntary organisations

This course comes with 4.0 hrs (12.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 58 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

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

  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Essentials of health and safety at work link to HSE website
  • Example risk assessment for an office-based business from the HSE link
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid at Work Regulations 1981 HSE document
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Getting to Grips with Manual Handling link to HSE website
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • HSE Manual Handling Regulations Guide - link to HSE website
  • HSE guide to PPE
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Manual Handling Assessment Chart Guide to MAC - link to HSE website
  • RIDDOR link to the HSE guide
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Step by Step Guide to COSHH HSE Guide - Link to HSE website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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