Intrinsic Training Solutions delivers the Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk assessment either directly to employers at their own site or as a scheduled public ‘open course when anyone can attend.
The aim is to provide an awareness of the benefits of completing and recording risk assessment as they are required in any workplace environment. Providing an understanding of the responsibilities of employers identifying the main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health in the workplace and the role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill-health. Discussing the requirements of a completing risk assessments and using a  process for undertaking a risk assessment in so doing evaluating risk.

Guidance on delivery
The Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk assessment is delivered in one day.

Topics covered

  1. These include why risk assessments are necessary
  2. The principles of risk assessment
  3. Identify employer’s duties in relation to risk assessment
  4. The main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  5. The main costs of work-related accidents and ill-health  1.Legal 2. Moral 3. Financial
  6. The role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill health
  7. The principles of risk assessment
  8. The requirements for risk assessment
  9. A simple process to apply complete a risk assessment Identify the hazards • Decide who might be harmed and how • Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
  10. Current precautions and any additional if appropriate • Record significant findings • Review and update when necessary
  11. The use of the hierarchy of control
  12. A simple method to evaluate risk

Statement on additional assessment guidance/requirements
Risk assessment guidance to consistently provide valid, reliable and comparable risk assessments.
The key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work
• The definitions used and discussed are the definitions used by the HSE.
Identification of the employer’s duties in relation to risk assessment
• Imposed by best practice, guidance and approved codes of practice published by HSE

Guidance on assessment
The Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk assessment  is assessed by completing a multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination. The examination contains 15 questions
be completed within 30 minutes. To be successful a minimum pass mark of 9 correct answers are required or 60%. On successful completion each individual will receive a named certificate valid for 3 years for the Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk assessment.

Progression opportunities
Successful completion of  this Highfield Level 2 Award in Risk assessment, delivered by Intrinsic Training Solutions further development is available

by attending one of the following qualifications delivered by Intrinsic Training Solutions:
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)
• Highfield Level 3 Award in Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)

Useful further reference:
www.hse.gov.uk (Health and Safety Executive)

For further details contact Philip Wadsworth at Intrinsic Training Solutions by telephoning: 01482845358 by emailing: enquiries@intrinsictraining.com or completing our contact form leaving specific details of your enquiry. Philip Wadsworth will contact you within 2 working days of you leaving your enquiry.