CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture for occupational health and safety by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment.

Who needs this qualification?

  Anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.

Why is this training important?

This CIEH Level 2 Award Principles in Risk Assessment was created in response to industry requirements for all employees to be risk aware. Although not all employees will be expected to undertake risk assessments themselves, they may be asked to contribute to the process and will be expected to act always to protect their own health and safety and that of others.

Learning outcomes

  Understand the principles of risk assessment
  Understand why risk assessments are necessary for maintaining and improving standards of health and safety at work

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  Qualification Specification  


Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy or equivalent, recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment Principles and Practice 
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