Health & Safety Training Courses

Course Overview (Benefits)

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

Develop straightforward, practical health and safety risk management skills so you can go beyond risk assessment, to effectively control the health and safety risks caused by hazards in your workplace.

“Assessment is not the end product of risk management, and businesses should understand that the elimination or control of the assessed risks is the more important part of the overall process. This new qualification focuses on how organisations can effectively and sustainably manage risks in a proportionate manner.” Ron Macbeth, Risk Assessment Technical Lead, Health and Safety Executive.


This course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to carry out hazard identification/risk assessment in company. This course meets the statutory requirements of the Health & Safety Executive. The aim of this course:

- Conformance to the Health & Safety at Work Regulations (1999)
- Reduced risk of accidents and incidents
- Reduction in company costs due to reduction in incident-related costs
- A nationally recognised transferable qualification

Course Content/topics covered

This course ensures that you comply with legislation and covers topics that teach skills that can be transferred to a real life situation, including:

- Legal Requirements- employer responsibility and definition of risk assessment
- Importance of risk assessment
- Identification of hazards
- Risk evaluation- assessing severity, judging frequency, rating methods and determining action
- Control measures/Hierarchy of control
- Recording and reviewing findings- making recommendations

Course Duration

1 day

Target Group

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work is ideal for anyone involved in managing workplace health and safety risks including those who undertake risk assessments. The content will be particularly useful to Team leaders, Supervisors, HR professionals,  Facilities managers.

This qualification will help you 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
  • 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.


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.

Assessment results

You will receive your results within 24 working days of sitting the assessments. Once you have achieved a pass a qualification parchment will be issued. This is normally within 40 working days of the confirmation of the successful unit. Nationally recognised certificate on successful completion of the assessment

Location of the training

Training will take place at our Head Office in Horwich.


The NEBOSH General Certificate is an accredited level 2 within the National Qualification Framework (NQF) by the office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

The NEBOSH National General Certificate meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (TechIOSH) of the institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Associate membership (AIISM) of the institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM).

SQA Accreditation

The NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Award has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Accreditation. It sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 5 with 2 credit points.

SCQF Level 5 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

Method of Delivery

This one-day qualification has a minimum of six hours study with a recommendation of one hour for the assessment, which means it can be completed in just one day.

Course Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.  It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or higher in IELTS tests.


For other NEBOSH unit accreditation please refer to for further information.

Alliance Learning are a NEBOSH Learner Partner, 1547, Silver status.

What happens next?

If you would like more information or wish to book onto this course, contact our team on 01204 677811 or email