Manual Handling Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award

Manual Handling Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

The Level 2 Award in Fire Risk Assessment covers the reasons for conducting fire risk assessments, understanding the main legislation relating to fire risk assessment and determining the responsible person. It gives the learner a risk assessment approach to fire safety and highlights the competencies required of fire risk assessors.

The course covers the principles of the fire triangle and fire prevention; the main causes of fire in different occupancies; recognising fire hazards in the workplace and identifying the location of people at risk. These crucial topics and several more create a comprehensive programme on a subject designed to save lives and protect property.

The programme covers:

  • Reasons for conducting fire risk assessments
  • Main legislation relating to fire risk assessment
  • Determining the responsible person
  • Risk assessment approach to fire safety
  • Competencies required of fire risk assessors
  • Principles of the fire triangle and fire prevention
  • Main causes of fire in different occupancies
  • Recognising fire hazards in the workplace
  • Identifying the location of people at risk
  • Evaluating the adequacy of existing arrangements
  • Recording the findings of a fire risk assessment
  • Making recommendations based on the findings
  • Reviewing and revising a fire risk assessment

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

This qualification is aimed at those with responsibility for carrying out fire risk assessments in the workplace.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with an online risk assessment task (marked by an independent examiner), the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, Manual Handling Risk Assessment.

Expert trainer

David has more than twenty years’ experience in environmental, health and safety management and training. Formerly Head of Environmental Protection Training for the Ministry of Defence and later Environment Health and Safety Manager with one of the UK’s largest cement manufacturing companies and H&S Adviser with Visa, he set up his own consultancy practice in 2006, providing support, advice and training on health & safety and environmental management to help organisations to reduce their environmental impact and improve their health and safety performance.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environment Management from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution for Waste Management (CIWM), a member of IOSH at GradIOSH level, a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is registered with the IEMA as an Associate Environmental Auditor. He has accredited centre status for the delivery of BSC and IOSH qualification programmes.

David is a very popular trainer, as the following comments from recent programme participants demonstrate:

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‘Good pace, clear instruction and explanation throughout.’

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