The British Safety Council has a new set of e-learning courses for health and safety risk assessments.

The courses provide managers, supervisors and team leaders with the knowledge to carry out general health and safety risk assessments and specific assessments for fire safety, manual handling, display screen equipment and the control of hazardous substances.

At the end of the course, delegates carry out an online risk assessment task linked to their workplace, and – subject to approval by an independent examiner – achieve a BSC Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment. This is a formal qualification accredited by Ofqual, the government-appointed qualifications regulator.

John Phillips, director of qualifications and standards at the British Safety Council, said: “Effective risk assessments are the cornerstone of good health and safety in the workplace, allowing employers to identify hazards and decide on the best ways of eliminating or controlling the risk of harm and accidents.”

The e-learning courses have been developed in line with Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on risk assessment and feature a risk assessment ‘simulation’ with voiceover. This provides advice on how to complete the online risk assessment task required to pass the qualification.

The Level 2 e-learning courses cost £98 + VAT (including qualification assessment fee) and discounts are available for volume purchases.