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HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment


The learner will be able to:

  • Understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work
  • Understand the principles of risk assessment

Course content:

  • State the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  • Outline the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • 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
  • Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention
  • Outline the legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Describe a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Give examples of occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work
  • Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks
  • Outline the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment


Duration:      6 Hours



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