NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risk and Risk Assessment at Work

Train in the HSE’s proven approach to health and safety risk management

Course Overview

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

Who is it for?

Anyone involved in managing workplace health and safety risks including those who undertake risk assessments. The content will be particularly useful to employers, managers, supervisors, SHE champions and union and health and safety representatives.


What will I learn?

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risk and Risk Assessment at Work is a 1 day introductory level qualification, developed in conjunction with the health and safety regulator for Great Britain, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is structured around HSE’s approach to controlling the health and safety risks caused by workplace hazards.

This qualification has been designed to assist staff or volunteers involved in managing workplace risks and who undertake risk assessments, to confidently identify sensible and proportionate precautions to control the risks in the workplace. The syllabus and accompanying workbook have been developed by NEBOSH, in conjunction with Great Britain’s Health and Safety Regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and is based on published HSE guidance

You will learn how 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

How will it help me?

This qualification will help you:

  • 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

Benefits for Employers

The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risk and Risk Assessment at Work will help you to:

  • Have confidence as your team will be trained in HSE’s current approach to health and safety risk management
  • Ensure your organisation has valuable in-house risk management expertise
  • Upskill your teams so they can carry out risk assessments in the right way and to the right standard
  • Create a safe and healthy work environment

Entry 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.

Unit RAW1: Managing Risks in the Workplace

Element 1: Why manage health and safety risks

Element 2: Managing risk: Identification, understanding & control

Managing risk: Sources of information and the application of HSE risk assessment tools


A practical assessment is done at the end of the course, which will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

You will be asked to watch a video of a real workplace and complete a risk assessment to identify how you would manage and prioritise the risks present.

Course Programme

The qualification is delivered over one day of tuition.

It can be delivered both by online/remote learning (using Zoom) or face-to-face.

Open Course Locations and Price

This course is available Live Online [via Zoom] at £295.00 (+ VAT) per learner, which includes all the NEBOSH Fees, etc.


This course is also available in-house, both by online/remote learning (using Zoom) or face-to-face.

Dates to be arranged with client. Please contact us for a quotation.

In-House Course Fees

The course can be delivered both by online/remote learning (using Zoom) or face-to-face.

Dates to be arranged with client. Please contact us for a quotation.

Learner Training Needs Assessment

Please complete and return this Learner Training Needs Assessment to us when you contact us to help us better understand your individual training needs: Learner Training Needs Assessment

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NEBOSH Resources

The NEBOSH resources for this qualification, including the course syllabus and NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions, can all be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here:


NEBOSH Certificate Verification Service

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

You can now verify NEBOSH certificates using their free self-service verifications platform: NEBOSH Verifications.

If a certificate was issued before 1991, or if the online platform cannot verify the certificate with the information you have provided, you may still need to contact NEBOSH directly in line with their Verifications Policy here: