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Level 3 Risk Assessment (RQF)

Key Qualification Facts

As a Training Organisation, The Training and Recruitment House is accredited by TQUK/HABC/FAA/IOSH. This course leads to certification in the Highfield Qualifications Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment.

Qualification number: 600/5747/6
Learning aim reference: 60057476
Credit value: 2
Assessment method: Multiple Choice Examination - 30 questions (minimum standard 20/30) and Risk Assessment Activity
Guided learning hours (GLH): 14 GLH
Total qualification time (TQT): 20

Entry Requirements

In order to complete this qualification, learners are required to:
• Be a minimum of 16 years of age.

There are no other formal entry requirements however it is recommended that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in numeracy/literacy.

Delivery Options

This Qualification is available as a Classroom or an Online version.  

How do I book onto the Course?

You can book your place on our Website or Contact us on 02838 39 45 80

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In a hurry?  You can start the course online today.

Course Cost

This course costs £210 inclusive of VAT, assessments, books and materials.  Discounts are available for multiple and group bookings.

Learning Outcomes

1 Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
1.1 Outline the main causes of work-related accidents and ill health.
1.2 List the main costs of work-related accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society.
1.3 Outline the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others with respect to workplace health and safety.
1.4 Describe the provisions for risk assessment contained in key legislation.
1.5 Outline how workplace health and safety legislation is enforced and the penalties for non-compliance
2 Understand the principles involved in risk assessment
2.1 Describe what is meant by the term ‘risk assessment’.
2.2 Describe the necessary competencies of a risk assessor.
2.3 State sources of advice and information for carrying out workplace risk assessments
2.4 Describe the stages involved in a typical risk assessment.
2.5 State the requirements for recording, monitoring, reviewing and revising workplace risk assessments
3 Understand the relationship between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health prevention strategy
3.1 Describe how accident and ill health records can be used to target hazards and control the level of risk.
3.2 Describe how occupational, environmental and human factors affect the level of risk from hazards at work.
3.3 Identify a range of work-related health and safety hazards in various work environments
3.4 Outline who may be at risk from work related hazards
4 Apply the hierarchy of controls to control risk to an acceptable level.
4.1 Identify a range of control measures for different workplace hazards.
4.2 Determine if control measures currently in place are suitable and sufficient in terms of the risk control hierarchy to:
• prevent exposure to hazards altogether
• reduce the health or safety related consequences should exposure to hazards occur
• effectively control an emergency situation relating to health and safety hazards

5 Apply knowledge of the risk assessment process in a workplace
5.1 Undertake a risk assessment and use their findings to demonstrate the ability to:
• collect information on the workplace and hazards that may be relevant there
• analyse the current level of risk and who may be exposed
• determine suitable recommendations
• record and communicate findings effectively