It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business.

This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

Our Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed to provide candidates with a greater awareness of risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them.
Ideal for all employees, this 1 day course covers a variety of topics, including: the main causes of work-related fatalities, processes for undertaking a risk assessment, methods that can be used to prioritise risks and more.


This is a full day Risk Assessment training course and will usually be delivered over 6 hours with time added at the end for examination.

What is covered?

Subject areas of Risk Assessment includes:

Main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health

Moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work

Key terms associated with risk assessment in health and safety at work:

  • Accident
  • Near miss
  • Accident triangle
  • Hazard
  • Risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk control hierarchy • Suitable and sufficient • Competence

The role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention

Legal requirements for risk assessment

Basic process for undertaking a risk assessment Factors that can affect the level of risks in the workplace

  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Human

Methods that can be used to prioritise risks

Providing information about, and records on, the results of risk assessments


Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification. This qualification is assessed through a multiple-choice examination.


A maximum of 16 students are allowed and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.

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Booking a course

We can arrange to deliver our Risk Assessment Level 2 training courses in your workplace to groups of 6 or more. Courses delivered in your workplace can be delivered during business hours or on evenings and weekends to suit your needs. Bespoke training packages can be provided and we can offer discounts on block bookings. We pride ourselves on our flexible approach in meeting our client’s needs. Should you be interested in discussing your requirements in more detail please contact us.

Course cost is only £50 + VAT per person

(includes certification and a Risk Assessment handbook to keep)

E-Learning Courses

We also offer a variety of online e-learning courses covering many areas including Food Safety/Hygiene, Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Customer Service and many other courses supporting working industries within Healthcare, Adult & Childcare settings and Business settings. The majority of our online e-learning courses are either accredited meeting the legal training required and/or independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Click here for more details about booking on to one of our online e-learning courses.