Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. This includes providing sufficient information, instruction and training to employees to allow them to work in a way that does not put themselves or others at risk.

Introduction to Risk Assessment

1 Day course – Refresher Training recommended every 3 years

This qualification is specifically designed to provide candidates with a greater awareness of risks within the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them. Ideal for all employees, this 1-day course covers a variety of topics, including: the main causes of work-related fatalities, processes for undertaking a risk assessment, methods that can be used to prioritise risks and more.

What’s Covered:

  • Main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill health
  • Moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • Key terms associated with risk assessment in health and safety at work:
    • • Accident
    • • Near miss
    • • Accident triangle
    • • Hazard
    • • Risk
    • • Risk assessment
    • • Risk control hierarchy
    • • Suitable and sufficient
    • • Competence
  • The role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention
  • Legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Basic process for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Factors that can affect the level of risks in the workplace
    • • Occupational
    • • Environmental
    • • Human
  • Methods that can be used to prioritise risks
  • Providing information about, and records on, the results of risk assessments

Risk Assessments

2 Day course – Refresher training recommended every 3 years

This qualification is specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for conducting risk assessments in low risk environments, such as supervisors and site managers. The qualification is also suitable for those who significantly contribute towards the risk assessment process, such as team leaders and technicians. Over a 2-day period, candidates will learn about the principles involved in risk assessment, the relationship between hazards and risks and how to apply the hierarchy of controls when completing risk assessments.

What’s Covered:

  • Main causes of work-related accidents and ill health
  • Costs of work-related accidents and ill health to employers, employees and society
  • Health and safety responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Provisions for risk assessment contained in key legislation
  • Enforcement of health and safety laws, including penalties for noncompliance
  • Principles involved in risk assessment:
    • • Defining risk assessment
    • • Competencies required of a risk assessor
    • • Sources of information and advice for carrying out workplace risk assessments
    • • Stages of risk assessment
    • • Requirements for recording, monitoring, reviewing and revising workplace risk assessments
  • How accident and ill health records can be used to target hazards and control the level of risk
  • Factors that can affect the level of risks in the workplace:
    • • Occupational
    • • Environmental
    • • Human
  • Identifying hazards in different work environments
  • Identifying those at risk
  • Control measures for different workplace hazards
  • Suitability of control measures to:
    • • Prevent exposure to hazards altogether
    • • Reduce health and safety consequences
    • • Effectively control an emergency situation relating to health and safety hazards
  • Applying knowledge when completing a risk assessment for an identified workplace:
    • • Collecting relevant information
    • • Analysing the level of risk and who may be exposed
    • • Making suitable recommendations
    • • Recording and communicating findings effectively

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