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CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment.

Who needs this qualification?  

  Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

Why is this training important?  

This CIEH Level 2 Award Principles in Risk Assessment was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

Learning outcomes  

  Ability to contribute both to the maintenance of a safe work environment and to the process of formal risk assessment
  Understand the legal requirements for risk assessment
  Understand the principles of risk assessment including:  

  • hazards, risks and control measures 
  • the five steps of risk assessment 
  • the hierarchy of control 
  • risk assessment review and record keeping 
Useful links for trainers and centres  

  Qualification Specification  
  Trainer Registration Form  
  Centre Registration Form  


Duration  Duration  6 hour programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace 
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principles and Practice 

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