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Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF) - 2 days

Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF)Description
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 carry out their knowledge learned on the course by undertaking a risk assessment. Therefore laying a foundation for further development as a risk assessor.

A minimum of 20 contact hours (2 days) in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities, plus some pre-course activity could be required.

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Understanding the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • Understanding the principles involved with risk assessment
  • Understanding the relationship between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health prevention strategy
  • Applying the hierarchy of controls to control risk to an acceptable level
  • Applying knowledge of the risk assessment process within the workplace

This qualification is assessed in two parts:

Part 1: Multiple choice examination
30 questions lasting 1 hour. Learners must achieve 20/30 in order to pass.

Part 2: Centre set and marked assessment.
Learners are expected to undertake a risk assessment, which will be internally assessed, externally moderated.

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.

Learners will be supported in choosing an appropriate workplace task or workplace area in constructing their risk assessment.

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