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Overview of course

A properly implemented programme of risk assessments can assist in the prevention of injuries, fatalities, property damage incidents and other losses. This not only helps to prevent human loss and suffering, but also assists the effective management and finance of any business or organisation. 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.

Risk assessments are vital to protect your workers and your business. This course will enable delegates to: identify legal requirements to carry out risk assessment; list the component principles of the process; distinguish between different hazard identification methods; apply risk assessment to common workplace scenarios; outline steps involved in organising a risk assessment programme; and evaluate the importance of different controls.

Course content

  • Legislation and risk assessment
  • Non legal rationale
  • Inspection
  • Training and development
  • Contractor monitoring
  • Safety policy development and review
  • Organising company wide assessments
  • The 5 stages of general risk assessment methodology
  • Task analysis
  • Hazard identification
  • Control description
  • Risk judgement
  • Reasonable practicability
  • Assessment formats
  • Recording assessments
  • Information sources