This regulated qualification is designed for learners who have a responsibility to conduct risk assessments at low risk premises.
It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners put into practice the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment, therefore laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.

This qualification is designed for learners with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments at low risk premises. It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners use the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment. Therefore laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.

Qualification Details

The HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment has been accredited by the regulators of England and Wales (Ofqual and the Welsh Government) and is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

It is supported by Pro skills, the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector.

This regulated qualification is designed for learners who have a responsibility to conduct risk assessments at low risk premises.

It covers the principles of risk assessment, the relationship between hazard and risk and requires learners put into practice the knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment, therefore laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.

Entry Requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Age Ranges

  • These qualifications are approved for delivery to learners aged 16+
Risk Assessment level 3 Consist of Following topics:

  • Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Understand the principals involved in risk assessment
  • Understand the relationship between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health prevention strategy
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls to control risk to an acceptable level.
  • Apply knowledge of the risk assessment process in a workplace
Qualification Structure 

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit. Details of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria can be found at the end of this specification document.

Assessment Guidance

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1: Multiple-choice examination 

30 questions lasting 1 hour. Learners must achieve 20 out of 30 in order to pass.

Part 2: Centre-set and marked assessment

Learners are expected to undertake a risk assessment, which will be internally set and assessed by the Centre and externally moderated by HABC. The risk assessment activity is an opportunity for learners to fully understand and demonstrate the risk assessment process. Learners must follow the 5 step process to risk assessment.

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