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CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice

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Course Summary

Course Title:

CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice

Syllabus > CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice Syllabus
Course Reference: IHS8
Discipline: Health & Safety
Accrediting Organisation: CIEH
Course summary:

For supervisors or owners of small businesses, team leaders and anyone else who is responsible for the health & safety of others in the workplace.

Difficulty: Level 3
Location: Client's preference, nationwide
Upcoming course dates: At client's request
Duration: 7 hours training plus 13 hours guided learning for completion of assessment.
Fee: Price upon request

CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment: Course details


Employers need to ensure that individuals carrying out risk assessments are competent to do so. A necessary precursor is that they have adequate knowledge and understanding of the principles of, and procedures for, carrying out an assessment.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, and successful completion helps to demonstrate that the assessors have reached a recognised standard of competence.

Suitable for

Anyone who has a responsibility to conduct a risk assessment, or has an involvement in the risk assessment processes.

CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice: Course objectives

By the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the legal requirements for risk assessment.
  • Understand the key issues and benefits of assessment.
  • Differentiate between hazard and risk.
  • Illness and disease at work.
  • Understand the importance of identifying people who may be affected by workplace hazards, and those who could be more vulnerable.
  • Know how to quantify ris
  • Recommend suitable controls to eliminate/control risks, using the hierarchy of risk management strategies.
  • Record assessments in a coherent format.
  • Know how to monitor and review the assessments.

Exam Format

Workplace project which requires the candidate to complete a risk assessment of a chosen area / process, and document it in report format.

CIEH Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment - Principles and Practice: Course content

Topics covered :

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Risk Assessment.
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment in Practice.
  • Summary


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