HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment

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HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment


Employers have a local duty to provide a safe place to work, safe equipment and safe people. This requirement is contained in various pieces of safety legislation including the Health and Safety at Work Act.

To achieve these standards a suitable and sufficient risk assessment should be made. This programme has been developed for playgroups and nurseries to develop suitable skills and knowledge to assist delegates to carry out a general risk assessment as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

Programme synopsis:

  • Basic health and safety in playgroups and nurseries
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Manual Handling Regulations
  • Health and Safety (First Aid Regulations)
  • Fire Precaution (Workplace Regulation)
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Reporting an Accident (RIDDOR)
  • General Health and Safety for Playgroups
  • Outdoor Play Areas


Risk Assessment in Playgroups and Nurseries:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits of risk assessment
  • What is a risk assessment?
  • The risk assessment procedure
  • Risk control
  • Examples of calculating risk
  • Likely occurrences
  • Playgroup hazards and measures to control them
  • Excursions to open farms – risks and advice
  • Slips, trips and falls – health and safety advice
  • Good working practice to prevent slips, trips and falls with checklist
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Practical workshop

Subject area


Target Audience

Childcare Workers / Childminder in Progress / Childminders




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