Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award

Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

This short course is for anyone who has to carry out risk assessments in the workplace. By the end of the course learners will be performing their own risk assessments with confidence. This will help protect staff and the business, as well as comply with the law.

Upon completion of the qualification, learners will understand the importance of risk assessments, the principles of controlling risks and how a risk assessment is undertaken.

The programme covers:

  • Reasons for conducting risk assessments
  • Main legislation relating to risk assessment
  • Techniques for collecting evidence and their limitations
  • Identifying health and safety hazards
  • Identifying who might be harmed and how
  • Calculating an appropriate risk rating
  • Factors affecting the likelihood of harm
  • Factors affecting the severity of harm
  • Identifying and evaluating existing control measures
  • Proposing additional control measures
  • Applying the hierarchy of controls
  • Revising a risk rating
  • Recording the findings of a risk assessment
  • Making recommendations based on the findings
  • Reviewing and revising a risk assessment

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

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

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with an online assessment task completed after the course testing knowledge and understanding of the risk assessment process, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, 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:

‘David was excellent!’

‘Very knowledgeable and engaging.’

‘Nice guy, very knowledgeable and good references to true scenarios.’

‘Excellent training.’

‘David is very good at answering any questions that you are unsure of and focuses the answer down so that you can understand the information given.’

‘Lively, open for discussions, good examples.’

‘Very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Engaging and approachable.’

‘Good pace, clear instruction and explanation throughout.’

‘Good course, well delivered.’

‘Top bloke!’