1. Understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work
1.1 State the main causes of work related fatalities, injuries and ill health
1.2. Outline the moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
1.3. Define key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work including:
1.4. Outline the role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention.
2. Understand the principles of risk assessment
2.1. Outline the legal requirements for risk assessment
2.2. Describe a simple process for undertaking a risk assessment
2.3. Give examples of occupational, environmental and human factors that can affect the level of risk from hazards at work
2.4. Outline a method that can be used to prioritise risks
2.5. Outline the requirements for providing information about, and records on, the results of a risk assessment.
1. Understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
1.1 Outline the main causes of work-related accidents and ill health.
1.2 List the main costs of work-related accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society.
1.3 Outline the duties and responsibilities of employers, employees and others with respect to workplace health and safety.
1.4 Describe the provisions for risk assessment contained in key legislation. 1.5 Outline how workplace health and safety legislation is enforced and the penalties for non-compliance.
2. Understand the principles involved in risk assessment
2.1 Describe what is meant by the term ‘risk assessment’?
2.2 Describe the necessary competencies of a risk assessor.
2.3 State sources of advice and information for carrying out workplace risk assessments
2.4 Describe the stages involved in a typical risk assessment.
2.5 State the requirements for recording, monitoring, reviewing and revising workplace risk assessments.
3. Understand the relationship between hazard and risk as part of an accident and ill health prevention strategy
3.1 Describe how accident and ill health records can be used to target hazards and control the level of risk.
3.2 Describe how occupational, environmental and human factors affect the level of risk from hazards at work.
3.3 Identify a range of work-related health and safety hazards in various work environments
3.4 Outline who may be at risk from work related hazards.
4.Apply the hierarchy of controls to control risk to an acceptable level.
4.1 Identify a range of control measures for different workplace hazards