How to…with Highfield: Risk Assessment

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends the following five steps for successful risk assessment:

Step 1: Identify the hazards
Step 2: Decide who might be harmed and how
Step 3: Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
Step 4: Record your findings and implement them
Step 5: Review your assessment and update if necessary

But if you need a little extra help, we have qualifications in risk assessment available at levels 2 and 3:

Plus, supporting resources:…


Meet the HABC team at The Health and Safety Event

Layout 1 (Page 2)Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) will be at this year’s Health & Safety Event with all the latest news, updates and developments in the world of skills and training for frontline health and safety professionals and educators.

And leading the HABC team will be our new Business Development Manager, Christian Hopper, who has 15 years’ experience in the health and safety sector and will be on hand throughout the event to discuss all your learning and skills needs.

Christian Hopper - ColourHeld at Birmingham NEC from 22 to 24 March 2016, The Health and Safety Event provides the perfect networking and educational opportunity for anyone responsible for running a safe and efficient workplace.

And as well as having the chance to gain CPD and insights with over 45 free-to-attend seminars on the changing landscape of health and safety – including a presentation from the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Head of Regulation, Kevin Myers, on new enforcement guidelines – you’ll be able to come along to the HABC stand (J16 within the NEBOSH Education Pavilion) and find out more on how we can help you, including:

  • Details on our range of health and safety and compliance qualifications, ranging from Level 1 to Level 4 and covering specific sectors such as manufacturing, catering, retail, construction and care workplaces
  • Information on specialised health and safety books and learning resources from Highfield International, plus details on resources for associated areas such as fire safety, risk assessment and COSHH
  • Updates on e-learning solutions for health and safety at Levels 1, 2 and 3 from Highfield e-learning, plus case studies on how we created bespoke health and safety e-learning programmes for some of the world’s top companies
  • More on how HABC supports its centres and educators to help reduce workplace harm and deliver the training that employers and learners need to do their jobs safely and effectively.

IMG_4536If you’d like to arrange a meeting with Christian at The Health and Safety Event, please contact him on 07484 054405 or email You can also follow him on Twitter at HABC_HealthandSafety

Taking the risk out of risk assessment

Highfield has launched a new suite of risk assessment training materials, which means there’s no risk of your learners not understanding all they need to know on the subject.

Designed to support the HABC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF) and HABC Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (QCF), the new suite includes a new handbook and presentation.

The Risk Assessment Handbook covers the background and legislation associated with risk assessments, common accidents, incidents and near misses in workplaces, and risk assessment relating to enforcement. It also covers the 5-step process of risk assessment in detail, providing examples and teaching learners how to conduct a basic risk assessment in their own workplace.

Meanwhile, the Level 2 Risk Assessment Presentation and the combined Level 2 and Level 3 Risk Assessment Presentation are ideal for anyone looking to develop and awareness of risk assessment in the workplace. Both products include delegate thumbnails, tutor notes, a session plan, key tasks and hand-outs.

The handbook is priced between £5 and £2.50, based on the quantity purchased. The Level 2 presentation is priced at £17plus VAT, whilst the combined presentation costs £250 plus VAT.

Click here to order.