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WEBINAR | HABC Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment

This qualification specification is designed to outline allyou need to know to offer this qualification in your centre. If you have any further questions, please contact your centre manager.

Qualification Details

The HABC Level 2 International Award in Risk Assessment has been developed by HABC, the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of safety and compliance-based qualifications.

Qualification overview

This qualification is designed to be an introduction to the principles of Risk Assessment. It covers why risk assessments are necessary including the main causes of workplace fatalities, injuries and ill health, the role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill-health and simple processes for carrying out a risk assessment.

It is suitable for learners working in any environment who need to be more risk-aware by raising their knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic things they can do to control it.

Entry requirements

Centres are responsible for ensuring learners can meet the necessary standard of language in which the course is being delivered.

Delivery/assessment ratios

To effectively deliver and assess this qualification, itis recommended that centres do not exceed the ratio of 1 qualified tutor to 20 learners in any one instance.

Unit 1: International Principles of Risk Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

The learner will

The learner can

1. Understand why risk assessments are necessary for ensuring health and safety standards in the workplace

1.1 Define key terms associated with risk assessment in the workplace including:




•near miss

•accident triangle

•risk assessment

•risk control hierarchy

•suitable and sufficient



1.2  State the  main  causes  of  work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health


1.3 Outline the main reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work


1.4  Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention

2.   Understand   the   principles of   risk assessment

2.1 Outline the requirements for risk assessment


2.2  Outline  a simple  process  for  undertaking a  risk assessment


2.3 Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks


2.4 Outline requirements for providing information on the results of risk assessments

Duration: 1 day



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