Risk Assessment Training

Overview

This one day course sets out to look at how to identify hazards within the workplace, recognise the risk and implement a control measure.

This risk assessment training course will give participants the necessary information and skills to enable them to carry out a thorough and effective accident investigation.

Description

The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’. We look at how to identify hazards within the workplace, recognise the risk and implement a control measure.

The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) imposes a general duty on employers, self-employed, employees, suppliers and owners of premises to ensure that their workplaces are safe and offer no risk to health.

Topics covered:

  • Health & Safety Law – The law does not expect you to eliminate all risk, but you are required to protect people as far as ‘reasonably practicable’
  • Hazards, Risks & Control Measures – A Hazard is something in the workplace that has the potential to cause harm, damage or injury. Risk is the likelihood or severity of this happening. The hierarchy of making a workplace safe is to: Eradicate, Reduce, Isolate, Control or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Signs & Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) – One area of importance with regards safety is the use of safety signs. There are several types of safety signs that you will encounter. A Safe System of Work (SSOW) is the safe method of working, designed using the results of a risk assessment.
  • Accidents – You have 2 top priorities when you are first notified of an accident, to the injured person and to make the area safe. Accidents are a good way of identifying if your risk assessments and control measures are working
  • How to Assess the Risks in Your Workplace – The 4 corners of our Risk Assessment: Corner 1 Identify the Hazards & Who is at Risk, Corner 2 Evaluate the Risks and Decide on Precautions, Corner 3 Record your Findings and Implement them and Corner 4 Review your assessment (update if necessary)
  • Review of Session – Creating an action plan to embed learning.

Who should attend

Managers, leaders, trainers, health and safety officers and anyone involved in health and safety training and/or procedures.

Requirements for Attendees