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Qualsafe Awards QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)


Benefits to you:

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by developing their understanding of: the main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health; the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work; key terms associated with risk assessment; the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention; the legal requirements for risk assessment; a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment; occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work; how to prioritise risks; and the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment.

Benefits to your business:

This qualification is for anyone in a work environment. While employees might not undertake risk assessments themselves they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to behave in a way that protects both the health and safety of themselves and others at all times. This qualification will make them more risk-aware and improve their understanding of risk assessments. This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their awareness of health and safety, including the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

This qualification forms part of the QA Health and Safety suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

• National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to health and safety in the workplace

• Recommendations of good practice outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

This qualification is designed to provide Learners with a basic introduction to the principles of risk assessment. It will raise their awareness of risks in the workplace and introduce basic things they can do to control them.


The QA Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF) may be used towards other qualifications at a higher level.

Possible route of progression is:

• QA Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)

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