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Overview of course

Following the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers with five or more employees also need to record the significant findings of the risk assessment. This qualification provides a thorough understanding of the main categories of accidents and ill health, their socio-economic costs and the benefits of good health and safety management. It is designed for anyone with a responsibility to conduct risk assessments, such as: team leaders, supervisors, site managers and managers, quality controllers, technicians, engineers, health & safety specialists and other personnel contributing to the risk assessment process.  Delegates will learn to: conduct risk assessments (with the necessary technical knowledge in relation to the activities/ environments/issues); organise and implement a risk assessment programme; participate in the identification of specific training needs for the activities being assessed; and assist employers in meeting legal requirements and promote improved standards of health and safety within their organisation.

Course content

  • Legislation
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Prioritising risk
  • Controls
  • Documentation
  • Monitoring controls
  • Risk assessment in practice