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NEBOSH HSE AWARD IN MANAGING RISKS AND RISK ASSESSMENT AT WORK

INTRODUCTION TO NEBOSH HSE AWARD IN MANAGING RISKS AND RISK ASSESSMENT AT WORK

NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work, is an introductory level qualification that looks at health and safety risk management at work and the process to be adopted for controlling health and safety risks caused by workplace hazards.

This qualification has been designed to assist staff or volunteers involved in managing workplace risks and who undertake risk assessments, to confidently identify sensible and proportionate precautions to control the risks in the workplace. The syllabus and accompanying workbook have been developed by NEBOSH, in conjunction with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and is based on published HSE guidance.

On completion of the course, learners will:

  • Understand that risk management is about taking practical steps to protect people from real harm
  • and suffering rather than a bureaucratic back covering exercise.
  • Understand how to identify hazards that may need controlling and the resources that can be
  • used to assist in this.
  • Use simple, HSE tools and methods to confidently manage risk in a low to medium risk premises
  • Evaluate risks in a proportionate and sensible manner.
WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone involved in managing workplace health and safety risks including those who undertake risk assessments. The content will be particularly useful to employers, managers, supervisors, SHE champions and union and health and safety representatives.

Employers’benefits

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award can help you to: 

  • Reduce incident and injury rates, and the associated lost time and absence 
  • Foster greater health and safety awareness amongst employees 
  • Improve employee engagement and enhance safety culture 
  • Secure higher levels of compliance with organisational safety measures 
  • Protect the business from the reputational damage caused by health and safety failures.
BENEFITS FOR LEARNER

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is an introductory level qualification, developed in conjunction with the health and safety regulator for Great Britain, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is structured around HSE’s approach to controlling the risks caused by workplace hazards.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify hazards and be aware of some of the resources that can help
  • Assess risks in low to medium risk premises using simple HSE tools
  • Evaluate risks in a proportionate and sensible manner
  • Identify suitable control measures

This qualification will help you:

  • Develop straightforward practical skills to manage workplace risks; something all employers need
  • Build confidence in your risk assessment capabilities
  • Contribute to the creation of a safer and healthier workplace as soon as you return to work
LENGTH OF COURSE

It is expected that this qualification will be delivered  over the equivalent of one day (depending on the mode of study).

QUALIFICATION KEY FEATURES :
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ASSESSMENT

After completing the course, you will be asked to complete a workplace health and safety review which:

  • Considers how health and safety is managed, and how it could be done better.
  • Identifies health and safety issues, how they are controlled and if the risk can be reduced.
  • Select the most important issue for improvement.

This assessment is designed to test your ability to put into practice what you have learnt and, as it is carried out in the workplace, can add instant value to your organisation. Once you have achieved a pass, a qualification parchment will be issued within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

SYLLABUS SUMMARY
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SYLLABUS SUMMARY

After completing the course, you will be asked to complete a workplace health and safety review which:

  • Considers how health and safety is managed, and how it could be done better.
  • Identifies health and safety issues, how they are controlled and if the risk can be reduced.
  • Select the most important issue for improvement.

This assessment is designed to test your ability to put into practice what you have learnt and, as it is carried out in the workplace, can add instant value to your organisation. Once you have achieved a pass, a qualification parchment will be issued within 20 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit.

After successful completion of this IPD process student will then be eligible for Chartered membership of IOSH (CMIOSH).