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Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)      

Qualification details:

A hazard or a threat is something that has the potential to cause harm or damage to individuals, groups of people, projects or reputations.

The ability to identify the RISK and to remove, or minimise, the likelihood or severity of an incident occurring is a basic duty of care and a requirement by law.

Whether it is a dynamic risk assessment or a more detailed risk assessment as part of the safe system of work, it needs to be carried out in a safe, systematic and logical manner.

The object of the Highfield Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF) qualification is to support a role within the workplace as a risk assessor. The qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments at low risk premises. It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners to use the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a practical risk assessment, therefore, laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.

Entry requirements:

To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 16 years of age or above.

Delivery methods:

The duration of the Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF) is over two days classroom and practical based learning. 

Units covered:

  • The Principles of Practice of Risk Assessment:
  •  Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Understand the principles involved in risk assessment
  • Understand the relationship between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health prevention strategy
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls to control risk assessment to an acceptable level
  • Apply knowledge of the risk assessment process in the workplace

Assessment is through:

  • Part 1 - multiple choice question examination
  • 30 questions completed within 60 minutes
  • Part 2 – Centre set and marked assessment

 Learners are expected to undertake a risk assessment, which will be internally set and assessed by the centre